What's the CPA Australia Mentoring Program?

The CPA Australia Mentoring Program is an eight-month program that pairs a suitable mentor and a mentee in a learning and development experience.

The program's designed to:

  • enhance mentees’ existing skills and to develop new skills that'll support their career development
  • enable mentees to benefit from an experienced member's knowledge, guidance and insights
  • allow mentors to contribute to a fellow member's career, share their skills, experience and to give back to the profession
  • capitalise on the existing skills and knowledge within the CPA Australia membership and grow the potential of future leaders.

Who can participate in the program?

There are two mentoring programs running in 2021, each targeting members at different career stages.

  Mentee Mentor
Early career
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Three to five years' relevant work experience
  • If participating as an ASA, the mentee must have completed one CPA Program Segment in the past 12 months
  • Financial member for the year
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Six to twelve years' relevant work experience
  • Financial member for the year
Mid-career
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Six to twelve years' relevant work experience
  • Financial member for the year
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • More than ten years relevant work experience
  • More than five years' experience managing people
  • Financial member for the year

 

Note: The 2021 mentoring program will operate only in Australia and New Zealand. We'll share information about an international pilot later this year.

Resources and guidelines

The information below will give you a good overview of the program including key dates and what’s expected of you if you participate:

Program guidelines and key dates

For more information, email [email protected]

Interested in taking part?

Register your interest in the 2022 program

Outcomes of the 2021 program

In 2021, more than 500 pairs of mentors and mentees participated in the program. They reported the following benefits from their participation.

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Mentees
- 82 per cent were satisfied with participating in the program
- 85 per cent would recommend the program to a fellow CPA member
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Mentors
- 83 per cent were satisfied with participating in the program
- 89 per cent would recommend the program to a fellow CPA member

What participants have to say about the program

Mentee Jacqueline Miao CPA shares her experience

Mentor Alan Lim FCPA talks about his experience

 

Register your interest in the Mentoring Program

Leave your details and we'll contact you once applications open in early 2022.