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Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program

Connecting mining professionals through a unique mentoring program

Are you looking for career guidance and direction? Would you like to develop goals with an experienced professional who has been where you are now? Or are you an industry leader looking to share your knowledge and help others by becoming a mentor?

As the peak body representing all professional backgrounds in the mining sector our mentoring program is thriving and impactful driving rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. This online program connects experienced resources professionals with new talent via a digital tailored platform, providing accessibility and opportunity regardless of location encouraging a breath of diversity in participants.

Through a comprehensive matching process, this program supports professionals with career guidance and direction by sharing experiences, developing career goals and fostering mentoring relationships beyond the program’s duration. It is open to men and women living and working in Australasia.

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2022 Mentoring Program. Register your interest via the form below.

Benefits to Mentees

  • Receive career guidance and support from a sector leader for your professional growth
  • Expand your network and make industry connections
  • Learn and be supported by a mentor who is invested in your career
  • Design and build career goals with an external confidante
  • Be exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking developing your skills and knowledge
  • Contact hours are valid (PD) accreditation


Benefits to Mentors

  • Share your experience and industry knowledge to nurture the next generation of mining leaders
  • ‘Give back’ to the resources industry
  • Gain recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Be exposed to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Expand your own individual leadership and coaching style
  • Contact hours are valid for (PD) accreditation


Expressions of interest are now open for our 2022 Mentoring Program. Register your interest via the form below.

Program dates

  • January 2022: Mentor and mentee registrations open
  • February 2022: Mentor and mentee registrations close
  • April 2022: Program launches (mentee and mentor live webinar)
  • December 2022: Program concludes
  • Expressions of interest are now open. Register via the form below.


Mentee pricing

  • Member: $1,000 (exc GST)
  • Non-member: $1,500 (exc GST)

Mentor involvement is a voluntary commitment


Who can apply?

To join as a mentee, you must:

  • Have a strong interest in developing your career
  • Currently be working in the resources industry
  • Formally reside in Australasia

To join as a mentor, you must:

  • Have worked more than 10 years in the resources sector
  • A desire to support career growth for the next generation of mining professionals
  • Currently working in the resources industry or recently retired 
  • Formally reside in Australasia

Program participants will be required to attend program live webinars and complete the training provided

Participant feedback

Communicating with a younger resources sector professional and being able to learn about their experiences and expectations has helped me be able to better understand and empathize with personnel within the company I work for.


This is my first time with an external mentor, so very happy that I can express all my questions without any worry about conflict of interest or confidentiality. Thank you AusIMM.


This program has given me good insights into a section of the industry that I am not directly involved in. I have a good relationship with mentee and our partnership has improved my self-understanding.


I feel very fortunate to have been matched up with my mentor. She has such a diverse range of experiences in a similar industry. I can open up to discuss things I would usually push aside. I feel so much more in line with what it is I want to do in my career and what skills to get me there. I feel encouraged and supported.


97% reported that they "have a good rapport with their mentoring partner”

82% of mentees are "ahead of schedule in achieving their goals in their relationship”

81% agreed that they have benefited from the online structure and online resources

Find out more about becoming a mentee or mentor in 2022

Register your interest to become a mentor or mentee in 2022

Partnership mentoring opportunities

We invite companies to partner in this sought-after program which offers significant opportunities for men and women in various stages of their career.

Through a mentoring partnership, position your company as a champion of professional development and industry excellence and align your organisation with AusIMM as the trusted voice of the mining industry. Your commitment will enhance substantial professional opportunities and demonstrate a respect and responsibility for the future of the resources sector.

Thank you to our 2021 Mentoring Program Partners

Partner with us

There are fantastic opportunities to support both mentors and the mentees in their careers.

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