Mentoring Program

This program connects skilled and professional newcomers with mentors in their professional field.

About the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program

Newcomers (migrants and refugees) bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed.  The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program (KMP) aims to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.

Mentors guide newcomers on a pathway to find employment within their industry. This benefits both the newcomers and employers in Western Australia by sharing new ideas and boosting business development and cultural diversity in both the workplace and the community.

A growing number of Employer Partners are supporting the program supporting/nominating their employees to become mentors in the program.  At the same time, interested professionals are also individually joining the program as mentors.

Mentee Information Sessions for Cycle 1 2021

Register today to attend an information session about the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program’s Cycle 1 2021 (KMP 2021C1):

10 Sep 2020 Mentee information session –
13 Oct 2020 Mentee information session –
26 Oct 2020  Mentee information session –
29 Oct 2020  Mentee information session –
TBC  Mentor information session
TBC  Mentor information session
TBC  Mentor information session
TBC  Mentor information session


Mentor with mentee

KMP Objectives

Mentors work with their mentees to help them build an understanding of:

In return, the mentors benefit by enhancing their leadership, mentoring and cultural competency skills while working with a newcomer mentee.

However, the mentor’s role is NOT to find a job for the mentee.

Mentoring Cycle

KMP program runs for three (3) months during which the mentors and the mentee work together for a minimum of 18 hours or approximately 1.5 hours each week. Connections can be through:

In addition, the mentors and the mentees are expected to attend the following sessions (due to COVID-19 these are planned to be online meetings) to reap the maximum benefit out of this program.

The mentees will need to put in another 10 hours (approx.) preparing and arranging their meetings and to complete the logs of their meetings.

Mentees are also required prior to commencing their mentoring partnership to complete the job readiness program. This is run in the weeks preceding the mentorship. View calendar.

Our Mentoring Program flyer and Infographic provides an overview of the process.


Become a KMP Mentee

You will need to submit your application online and meet the eligibility criteria for the program to join as a mentee.  (Please note: The mentor’s role is NOT to find you a job the mentee.)

Applications closed for KMP Cycle 2 2020 on 1 June 2020.

You can now express your interest for Cycle 1 2021 February- May 2021. We will let you know when the application period opens on the 1 October 2020.

EOI to be KMP Mentee

Become a KMP Mentor

We are continuously recruiting mentors whom we will match with mentees in our upcoming mentee intake.

Apply now to become a mentor

After submitting your application, our mentoring coach will send you an email and ask you to please book an appointment with our Mentoring Coach to help us understand your mentoring goals.  This will help us make the best mentee match for you.

This will be an online appointment via zoom. Our Mentoring Coach will send you an email confirmation with an appointment link to the zoom meeting.

If you have a police clearance that has been issued within the last 6 months then please have this ready to email to your coach during the meeting.

If you do not then please download and complete this form with your relevant identification, and we will submit on your behalf.

KMP Delivery Partners

The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is being implemented under a partnership between the City of Stirling, the City of Canning and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Government. The Program has been created in consultation with the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). Their successful TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program is the model for mentoring programs across Canada and internationally.