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.

Applications for the 2020 Mentoring Program are now closed.

▶ Watch: Past Participants' Experience

Who is participating

There are two distinct programs running in 2020:


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: The 2020 program is running in Australia and New Zealand only.


Resources

  1. Program guidelines and key dates: Mentoring Program Information Pack (PDF)
  2. Mentor Program Code of Conduct (PDF)
  3. For more information, email: [email protected]

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