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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.

2020 AHI Mentoring Program

We all thrive in a collaborative environment with a strong support system. Which is why this year we've restructured the 2020 Mentoring Program to a virtual model, opening it up to members across Australia and New Zealand, including rural, remote and regional areas.

We believe that virtual program delivery with an array of virtual tools will provide access to valuable content for engaging conversations between a mentor and mentee, enabling new connections between jurisdictions and a chance to build new skills in the comfort of their homes at a time that is flexible to both. 

Become a Mentee  Become a Mentor

Applications close Thursday, 30 April 2020.

How does the program work?

A distance mentoring model is defined as one whereby the mentor and mentee will be physically separated, and conduct their mentoring relationship virtually, via means such as telephone, email, video-conferencing such as Zoom or Skype. It is anticipated this will be the case for the entirety of the 2020 mentoring program, June to December.

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

Once mentees and mentors matches have been accepted, online training is coordinated and a intake werlcome event scheduled.   The mentoring intake welcome event allows invited mentee/mentor pairs taking part in the Mentoring Program to come together at the commencement of the program to foster their relationship, engage with other pairs and gain ideas and tips for managing the mentoring relationship.

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 tools.

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 as part of the Professional Certification program

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 as part of the Professional Certification program

Elibility & Fees


To be eligible to participate in AHI’s Mentoring Program mentees and mentors need to a current member of the AHI.

AHI Mentors should have 8+ years social housing industry experience, including experience at senior management level. It is preferable mentors are Certified Professionals (PAHIc) or Senior Certified Ptrofessionals (SPAHIc).

Program Fees

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 complimentary.

Program Sponsorship

By sponsoring the AHI Mentoring Program you’ll demonstrate your willingness to invest in the professionalism and talent within the industry. Additionally, our sponsorship packages provide you with a unique opportunity of the ongoing direct communication with people working in housing.

Download Sponsorship Brochure

Past Mentoring Programs

In 2018 the AHI successfully launched a pilot round of the Mentoring Program in NSW, with the program expanding in 2019 to include both NSW and Victoria.

2019 Program Participants

2019 NSW Program Sponsor

We sincerely thank Evolve Housing for supporting the Mentoring Program in NSW in 2019.

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.