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

The initiative aims to:

  • help mentees build professional connections and benefit from an experienced member’s knowledge and insights
  • provide mentors the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a fellow member’s career, and give back to the profession
  • capitalise on the existing skills and knowledge within CPA Australia membership to grow the potential of our future leaders.

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▶ Watch: Past Participants' Experience

Who can participate

There are two distinct programs that you can be a part of:


Mentee

Mentor

Early Career

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • if an ASA, must have completed one CPA Program Segment in the last 12 months
  • Financial member for the year
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • 6-12 years relevant work experience
  • Financial member for the year

Mid Career

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • 6-12 years relevant work experience
  • Financial member for the year
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • 10+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years experience managing people
  • Financial member for the year

Note: This program is currently available in Australia and New Zealand only.


The Application Process

  1. Apply to the program:
    • Mentees: complete an application to understand their motivation for seeking a mentor and the capabilities they hope to develop.
    • Mentors: complete an application that highlights their skills and experience and the capabilities they can help develop.
    • By applying, you agree to abide by the Mentor Program Code of Conduct (PDF)
  2. Mentors and mentees will be matched according to their application details, industry and experience.*
  3. Confirmed matches then complete online training, which provides useful tips, advice and more detailed information about the program. Acceptance to the program is conditional upon their commitment to completion of the training.
  4. Participants will be provided with a guide, toolkit and resources to prepare them for their mentoring relationship and will be supported by CPA Australia throughout the program.

See the Mentoring Program Information Pack (PDF) for program guidelines and key dates.

For more information, contact: careermentoring@cpaaustralia.com.au

*Unfortunately, due to anticipated demand we may not be able to match all applicants with a mentor/mentee.


Pilot Program

In 2019, a pilot program was conducted with 60 pairs of mentors and mentees across Melbourne and Sydney. See the program's positive impact on both parties:

Mentees


 
93% 

93% felt a positive impact on their personal growth

 
86% 

86% learnt new skills

 
66% 

66% saw advancement in their careers

Mentors


 
81% 

81% saw improvement in personal growth

 
77% 

77% felt a positive impact on job satisfaction

 
63% 

63% felt an improvement to their attitude to work


Hear from past participants