The Mentoring Program at a Glance

AIPM's Mentoring Program engages Australia's leading project managers of today to support and develop the project management leaders of tomorrow, helping them progress in their careers and into senior management and technical leadership roles.

This Mentoring Program was piloted in 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne.  Based on successful feedback, the Program became available nationwide in 2018, both to project managers on a certification pathway, as well as those seeking guidance for their project management career.

The Program runs for six months, commencing in March 2018.  Applications are open until 16 February 2018.

Mentors are unpaid volunteers and pay no fee to take part in the Mentoring Program.  Mentees pay $320 ex GST (effective from April 2018), which helps to cover the cost of running the Program.

Who can apply?

To be a mentee, you must be an AIPM member:

  • At Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) or Certified Practising Senior Project Manager (CPSPM) level; or

  • be under 35 years of age; AND be employed, not a student, and interested in furthering your career in project management.

To be a mentor, you must be an AIPM member:

  • At Certified Practising Portfolio Executive (CPPE) or Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD) level; or

  • Have 10+ years of experience in Project Management AND be interested in assisting a less experienced project manager further their career in project management.

Both mentees and mentors must also be willing to attend Program webinars and complete the training provided.

Application process

Mentees and mentors will be asked to complete a short application form to assess their eligibility for the program and to collect details about what they are looking for in a mentoring partner.

If you would like to know more, or are unsure if this program is suitable for you, you are invited to attend a free information webinar on 6th February 2018, at 12.00 midday.

Register for the Free Information Webinar 

Submit your application

Submissions close Friday 16th February 2018.

For more information

Contact Danita Needleman, Mentoring Program Manager, at