A case study of Indigenous student retention and transition in Central Queensland
31 Aug 2017

This report examines the success of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program operating from CQ University campuses, and the impact it has on individuals’ lives.


11 May 2017


Australia-wide mentorship programs structured for equity students reported exceptional performance against evidence-based benchmarks. Mentorship programs offered by 39 universities were mapped across three stages: enabling, engagement and employment. All of the surveyed equity group programs demonstrated good or exemplary practice. Seven recommendations...


14 Jun 2016


The first edition of the Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring Aotearoa New Zealand (Guide), published in 2008, was a benchmark document commissioned by the Ministry of Youth Development.

It drew together essential knowledge for the emerging youth mentoring sector,...

Journal article

1 May 2016

This conceptual paper explores models of mentorship in the context of family dynamics as they are affected by social media use.

Case study

7 Dec 2015

Mentoring is under the spotlight as a strategy to address the high rates of unemployment and low rates of job retention in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. One federal government funded strategy has injected $6.1 million dollars into Job Services Australia (JSA, now...

Journal article

1 Sep 2015

Mentoring is often conceptualised as a one-to-one interaction between peers, or as an academic to student interaction, with the aim of developing self-esteem, connectedness, identity, and academic attitudes within one party. While various researchers have provided support for effectiveness of mentoring in fostering the aforementioned...

Briefing paper

4 Mar 2014

This paper explores the differences between mentoring and sponsorship for women in the workforce and outlines the benefits and the drawbacks for both.


18 Sep 2013


This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.

Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...


30 Nov 2011

This research synthesis provides a rigorous analysis of the key elements of effective youth mentoring programs. The report considers national and international evidence on the value for investment and identifies evidence regarding the social and economic benefits for youth of quality one-to-one relationship based mentoring....


9 Nov 2011

When children grow up in disadvantaged homes, they come to believe that the unacceptable is the norm. Like dad rarely turning up for his weekly visits; or eating cereal for dinner because there’s no other food; and having to look after your younger siblings because...


6 Apr 2011

The purpose of this paper is two-fold. It is designed to accompany the mentoring program and workshops being offered by Universities Australia Executive Women (UAEW) and is intended as a scholarly resource to inform the practice of mentoring within the Australian Higher Education...


27 Aug 2010

The focus of this paper is the provision of teacher professional development as needed – just in time. The specific context is the application of peer mentoring in teaching and learning with interactive whiteboards.

Data was gathered from two research projects that investigated aspects...


21 Jun 2010

This report presents the evaluation of a small-scale pilot in which refugee women requiring personal and settlement support were matched with volunteer mentors in the City of Hume in Melbourne’s north.

The project showed the potential for community-based initiatives to reduce social isolation and...


5 Aug 2009

This report examines the key factors that have caused and sustained extremism, as well as the main doctrinal tenets of extremism.

It is the outcome of exploratory research to form the basis for the next phase of the project, engagement with at-risk Muslim youth...


16 Mar 2009

The report focuses on how mentoring practices and policies in Australia can best meet the needs of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with a focus on young people from the Horn of Africa. In this study, people from the Horn of Africa...


28 Jun 2007

Keynote address delivered by Lesley Tobin at the Youth Mentoring Trust's conference in New Zealand. A comprehensive analysis of the experiences of mentoring in Australia, and the benchmarks of good practice.


1 Jan 2005

One effective way of assisting students who need extra help to maximise their learning outcomes is for teachers and other adults to work with students one-to-one or in small groups in a tutoring, coaching or mentoring role. These guidelines can assist in the development of...


4 Jun 2004

It is time for a coordinated, resourced, national approach to mentoring, argues Robyn Hartley. Following consultations with key mentoring providers and others with expertise in the area, this report released by DSF, The Smith Family and Big Brother Big Sister, suggests five key recommendations to...



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