Department of Education

Mentoring in Schools

About the program

In the current climate of school autonomy it is important staff are provided support and assistance to reach their full potential. Mentoring provides an avenue for staff to learn and develop both professionally and personally in a safe and supportive environment. 

Mentoring in Schools is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of staff to enable them to approach their role with confidence, commitment and enthusiasm. Experienced staff are encouraged to complete the one day program to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to mentor staff. 

Learning intentions

By the end of the program participants will have developed an understanding of the purpose and benefits of mentoring, clarified their role as a mentor, considered the qualities of effective mentors and engaged in processes to develop skills and understandings relevant to the role of a mentor.

Success criteria

As a result of this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify the purpose and benefits of mentoring
  • understand the qualities of effective mentors
  • apply a range of skills to develop the role of mentor in a school context.


Who will benefit?

This program is for experienced teachers, school leaders and business leaders who want to develop their mentoring skills to work with others in a positive and supportive manner.


About the facilitators

Various staff from the leadership and teaching and learning teams from the Institute for Professional Learning will facilitate this program.


Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • 6. Engage on professional learning
  • 7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.

Competency Framework for School Corporate Services Staff:

  • Human Resource Management (HRM).

    One day program   

    30 August 2017
    30 October 2017



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  Dates Time
Cohort 1 Thursday
16 March 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm
Cohort 2 Thursday
4 May 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm
Cohort 3 Wednesday
30 August 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm
Cohort 4 Monday
30 October 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm






Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.
  • Wifi connection is available.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).



Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to enrol


Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email


Mentoring in Schools

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