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The AHI Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships, allowing members to share advice, knowledge and experiences.

The program enables links to be established between experienced social housing professionals from within the AHI membership and members who are seeking opportunities for career and professional development. The program aims to match mentors and mentees with similar fields of interest, negating the barrier of geographical disparity.

2019 AHI Mentoring Program

Applications for the 2019 AHI Mentoring Program are now open in NSW, Victoria and New Zealand. Applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST on Friday, 12 April 2019.

Become a Mentee  Become a Mentor

How does the program work?

The AHI Mentoring Program will typically run over an 8-month period, May to December.

Potential mentee or mentors complete a set of registration questions, which will be used to assist the mentoring committee to best-match mentees and mentors.

While helpful to be located close geographically to each other, mentee and mentor pairs may carry out out discussions via telephone, Skype or email to overcome geographical difference.

Once mentees and mentors matches have been accepted, online training is coordinated and a intake networking event scheduled.  At this face-to-face meet-up, representatives from the branch committee welcome program participants and talk about what is envisaged for the mentoring relationship.  Mentees and mentors will be invited to talk about their career to date and share goals for the program.

At their initial one-to-one meeting mentees and mentors will clarify expectations, agree contact methods and schedule future meetings. 

Throughout the program, mentees and mentors remain responsible for managing the relationship with support and regular contact from the program manager and access to online training and templates.

At the end of the program a final networking event will be held to conclude the formal mentoring relationship, allowing participants to share experiences and give feedback about the program for future planning.

Benefits for Mentees

Benefits for mentees:

  • Access to a professional role model
  • $100 voucher to attend AHI events to develop new skills and knowledge
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement
  • Formulate long term career goals and targets and support in achieving short term career goals
  • Support with problem solving
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Increased visibility and recognition within the industry
  • Expanded professional networks
  • Eligible to log CPD points, as part of the Certified Housing Professional program

Become a Mentee

Benefits for Mentors

  • Personal and professional satisfaction from contributing to the profession and mentee progression
  • Development of mentoring skills
  • Expanded professional networks
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues relevant to less experienced social housing professionals
  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Extension of professional development record
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Eligible to log CPD points as part of the Certified Housing Professional program

Become a Mentor


To secure a place in the AHI’s mentoring program mentees and mentors need to a current member of the AHI.

Mentees will pay $350 (inc GST) upon acceptance of their mentee/mentor match. Program fee includes a $100 voucher for the mentee to use in attending other AHI events to further the mentee's professional development.

There is no cost to be a mentor, their involvement is voluntary.

2019 Program Sponsorship

We would like to invite housing providers and businesses to support young talents of the social housing sector. By sponsoring the AHI Mentoring Program you’ll demonstrate your willingness to invest in the professionalism withing the industry. Apart from that, our sponsorship packages will provide you with a unique opportunity of the ongoing direct communication with people working in housing.

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2019 NSW Program Sponsor

We sincerely thank Evolve Housing for supporting the Mentoring Program in NSW this year.

Past Mentoring Programs

In 2018 the AHI successfully launched a pilot round of the Mentoring Program in NSW.

2018 NSW Mentoring Program Participants’ Feedback


2018 NSW Program Partner

We sincerely thank Blooming HR for the support of the Mentoring Program in NSW in 2018.