Discover APA Mentoring

Embark on a transformative journey with the APA Mentoring Program - an empowering initiative designed to elevate the growth of both mentor and mentee.

As we step into 2024, we are excited to extend the opportunity to members at all stages of their career – from graduate members, individuals navigating career crossroads through to retired members. We also have limited places available for Associate members who are undertaking an assessment with the Australian Physiotherapy Council to participate as mentees. 

Gain insights from two of our pilot program participants, mentee Jennifer Lohmus and mentor Dr Jennifer Jones as they share their firsthand experiences. 

APA Mentoring is an exclusive APA member benefit, offered at no additional cost to participants. The program connects mentees with experienced APA members and allows mentees to choose and define the specific focus areas that align with their goals, ensuring a tailored and impactful learning experience. Participants are further supported with a wide range of training resources, videos and group webinars devoted to the mentoring process. 

All mentors must be registered with Ahpra and have five years or more post-registration experience.


The benefits of the mentoring program


Practising and experienced physiotherapists have so much to offer emerging practitioners. With the right training, anyone can become a valuable and effective mentor. Being a mentor can also be a profoundly rewarding experience and an opportunity to learn, grow and invest in your professional development. Stepping up and choosing to become a mentor can make a difference in myriad ways, inclusive of being able to:

  • Shape the leaders of tomorrow 
  • Exercise your emotional intelligence 
  • Contribute back to the profession and make a difference to someone else 
  • Enrich your leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Gain intellectual challenge and new perspective 
  • Expand your professional network 
  • Help to fulfil your CPD requirements 
  • Feel GOOD!


By becoming a mentee, you can receive guidance for your personal and professional development in the physiotherapy profession from someone with a wealth of experience. Key benefits of being a mentee may include:

  • Increased self-confidence and awareness 
  • An increased chance of promotion and job satisfaction 
  • An opportunity to explore issues and concerns in a confidential and supportive relationship 
  • Learning from other physiotherapists experiences in a supportive environment 
  • Development of communication and leadership skills 
  • Improved goal setting 
  • A sense of connection with other physiotherapists.

APA mentoring is proudly sponsored by:


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