The Veterans Mentoring Program is designed to connect members of the veteran community to leaders and professionals across the South Australian corporate community.

The program supports South Australians who have served in the Australian Defence Force to further develop their personal and professional skills as well as build their professional networks.

The six-month pilot was launched on 6 July 2021 and will conclude in December 2021.

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Watch the Premier’s announcement of the Veterans’ Mentoring Program below

Two separate programs with different objectives and outcomes were established in response to the identified needs of the community.

Program 1:

The Female Veteran Mentoring Program is open to all those who identify as female who have had military experience currently living in South Australia.

Program 2:

The Former Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and Other Ranks Mentoring Program is targeted to support the professional development of participants who have left the Defence Force within the past 3-8 years as a NCO or Other Rank.

What commitment is required?

Mentors and Mentees should meet monthly. The suggested duration for each session is an hour to an hour and a half.

How many places will be offered?

There will be up to 12 mentee places offered for the Female Veteran Mentoring Program and 12 mentee places offered for the Former NCO and Other Ranks Mentoring Program.

How do I apply?

Applications for this program have now closed.

Where do I find out more?

To read more about the pilot program and to find out more about the benefits to both Mentees and Mentors of participating in this exciting program see our Mentoring program FAQS.

If you have any further questions email Veterans SA at VeteransSA@sa.gov.au.