Important Information

Please read the following information carefully before starting your application.

This is the first part of the application which will help us to assess your eligibility to join our mentoring program.
Please have the following documents ready to upload: 
  1. Your updated resume/ CV
  2. A National Police Clearance certificate obtained within the last 6 months. (If you do not have one we will obtain one for you at no cost to you.)
  3. Certificate of English proficiency (if you have this).
  4. Your Australian Visa/Passport/Citizenship Certificate

Mentee Eligibility
To be connected with a mentor, you need to:
  1. have a minimum post-secondary education equivalent to a diploma or degree
  2. have a minimum of two years of international work experience in their profession
  3. are ‘job-ready’ – this means you are ready to start a job in their field, in Australia, at any given time.
  4. have limited or no Australian work experience in your profession/industry
  5. are currently unemployed or underemployed (i.e. not working in your field of expertise)
  6. have permanent work rights in Australia
  7. have lived in Australia for five years or less
  8. have the appropriate English language proficiency to perform effectively in the workplace in their field. (Managers/professionals roles need IELTS Band 7 or equivalent, Technical/non-client facing roles need IELTS Band 6 or equivalent)
  9. have obtained a National Police Clearance Certificate within the past six months. If you do not have a police clearance, the City of Stirling can apply for one on your behalf (at no cost to you). 
Mentee suitability
As a highly skilled and newcomer professional, you need to:
  1. be actively seeking work in your qualification field
  2. have current core skills required to work in your field
  3. be able to commit to working with a mentor for 30 hours over 3 months.
Mentee readiness
To show your job-readiness, you will need to show you have:
  1. Job search skills: an Australian-standard updated resume, knowledge of interview skills, basic networking skills
  2. Appropriate supports: e.g. transportation, childcare or other supports required to start a suitable employment
  3. Appropriate attitude: openness to receive and act on constructive advice and willingness to try new approaches to job searching. 
Time Commitment

30 hours (minimum) over 3 months = 18 hours of mentoring + 2 hours each of Orientation Session, Cultural Competency and Graduation Ceremony + 1 hour of completing Session Logs + 5 hours of preparing for your meetings.

2019 Intake 2 Timeline

  • 30 May 2019: Applications open
  • 30 Jun 2019: Mentee/Mentor applications close
  • 31 Jul 2019: Communicate the matches to the mentors/mentees
  • 05 Aug 2019: Confirm all mentee/mentor matches
  • 19 Aug 2019: KMP 2019 Cycle 2 starts
  • 10 Nov 2019: KMP 2019 Cycle 2 closes
  • 14 Nov 2019: Graduation Ceremony
For more information on Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program, please visit our website.

Question Title

* 1. I've read and understood the Important Information above.  I also confirm that Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program or their mentor's role is NOT to find a job for me but to guide me on the Australian hiring process, Australian work culture and like topics.