AUSIT Mentoring Program

AUSIT Mentoring Program
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What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a “process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop his or her goals and skills through a series of time-limited, confidential, one-on-one conversations and other learning activities.”

AUSIT’s Mentoring Program (MP) is currently offering two valid terms per year, with term 1 between 1 March and 30 June, and term 2 between 1 August and 30 November.

 

Mentee Applications

Deadline for Applications

Applications are now open for Term 2, 2021. Please apply by 11 July 2021 to secure your spot.

Late applications

Late application received by 31 July 2021 may be accepted subject to capacity.

Eligibility

Student candidates

Non-student candidates

Non-student candidates may be accepted if they:
Why become a mentee?

There are many benefits to becoming a mentee, including:

How do I become a mentee?

If you meet the criteria above, fill in the online Mentee Application Form (see bottom of this page) and ask your referee to fill in the online Mentee Referee Form.

What are some examples of mentoring activities?
  • How to market yourself
  • How to approach potential employers
  • How to quote for a job
  • How to work as a team with other professionals
  • Where to go to find work once you become qualified
  • How to manage client and/or agency relations, including conflict
  • How to network
  • How to manage your time efficiently
  • Ethics of the profession
  • Professional development opportunities
  • How to translate certain expressions (if you share the same language)
  • Specific issues regarding specialisations and different professional settings
  • How to best prepare for an assignment
  • How to decline work and when it is acceptable to do so
How do we organise our meetings?

Mentoring meetings can be face-to-face, via telephone, email or Skype. We recommend that you meet at least twice in the five-month period.

Your feedback is valuable

AUSIT wishes you all the best for your mentoring experience, and we look forward to receiving your feedback at mentoring@ausit.org

Relevant Forms

Mentor Applications

Application

Mentor applications are accepted all year around. The average processing time is three to four weeks. However, AUSIT may prioritise certain applications based on mentee applications. A mentor will need to lodge the application by 11 July to ensure participation in Term 2, 2021. If a mentor lodges an application after 11 July 2021, it’s very likely that their participation will be postponed to the the next term.

Terms

Mentors will need to follow the term system as part of the MP.  

Who can be mentors?

Eligibility 

Why would I become a mentor?

There are many benefits to becoming a mentor, including:

N.B. Mentors can take a maximum of two students per year.

How do I become a mentor?

Eligible applicants can become a mentor by simply completing the online Mentor Application Form (https://forms.gle/kU9ACjvEZDm1K7a99) and providing one Character Reference. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter and be added to the mentor list.

What are some examples of mentoring activities?
  • How to market yourself
  • How to approach potential employers
  • How to quote for a job
  • How to work as a team with other professionals
  • Where to go to find work once you become qualified
  • How to manage client and/or agency relations, including conflict
  • How to network
  • How to manage your time efficiently
  • Ethics of the profession
  • Professional development opportunities
  • How to translate certain expressions (if you share the same language)
  • Specific issues regarding specialisations and different professional settings
  • How to best prepare for an assignment
  • How to decline work and when it is acceptable to do so
How do we organise our meetings?

Mentoring meetings can be face-to-face, via telephone, email or Skype. We recommend that you meet at least twice in the five-month period.

Your feedback is valuable

AUSIT wishes you all the best for your mentoring experience, and we look forward to receiving your feedback at mentoring@ausit.org.

Forms

Need more information?

Read our policy documents for more details.

Mentoring Guidelines
Mentoring Guidelines Appendix 1
Mentoring Guidelines Appendix 2

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