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

The Program is available nationwide to project managers on a certification pathway, as well as those seeking guidance for their project management career.

The next program commences on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Applications are now open, you can find closing dates below.

Mentors are volunteers and pay no fee to take part in the Mentoring Program. 

Mentees pay $365 inc GST which helps to cover the running of the program. Payment can only be made online with proof of payment required to be included in your application.



Who should consider this program?

The AIPM Mentoring Program pairs project managers seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners who are willing to commit time and energy to the professional development of another practitioner.

Would you like:

  • Guidance for your personal and professional development in the project management profession, from someone with a wealth of experience?

  • An opportunity to refelect on professional challenges and achievements?

  • Satisfacion from helping others and contributing to the future success of the profession?

  • A chance to develop your mentoring and leadership skills?

Who can apply?

To be a Mentee, you must be an AIPM Member:

  • Early in your career (not RegPM Certified), or

  • Certified at Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP), Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) or Certified Practising Senior Project Manager (CPSPM) level; 


  • Seeking to gain or advance your RegPM Certification or

  • ​Seeking to further your project management.

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

  • At Certified Practising Senior Project Manager (CPSPM), Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD) or Certified Practising Portfolio Executive (CPPE) level;


  • At Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) have 5+ years of experience in Project Management


  • A Senior Project Manager (not RegPM Certified) with 15+ years of PM experience

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

CPD points

Both Mentors and Mentees participating in the Mentoring Program will receive 25 points. Points will be allocated at the mid-way review – 10 points, and at completion of the program 15 points.

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, please register for the free information webinar.

Download the 2020 Mentoring Program Information Pack

Key program dates

Applications are open, submit your application before the closing dates below.

Applications close - Mentees Organisational Partners

13 December 2019

Applications close - Mentees 

10 January 2020

Applications close - Mentors

17 January 2020

Matches notified

7 February 2020

Program Launch & Orientation Webinar

18 February 2020





For more information

Contact Louis Richardson, Mentoring Program Manager from the Art of Mentoring, at