TAEDEL414 - Mentor in the workplace | WEA Sydney

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and develop a professional mentoring relationship with an individual in a workplace. It includes the skills and knowledge to plan and prepare for the mentoring, and implement strategies suited to the mentee, the workplace and the mentoring relationship. The unit applies to workplace supervisors or other work colleagues who work under limited supervision and have responsibility for mentoring individuals in the workplace. This may include, but is not limited to, those who mentor an apprentice or trainee employed by, or undertaking a work placement within, an organisation. All assignments are completed online making it easy and portable to keep track of where you are up to.

  • Students will be paying this course in two payments, one with an initial fee of $200 on enrolment, with a marking fee of $75 to be paid when the assessor has finished marking your unit.
  • This unit must be completed within 3 months. Extensions (1 month - $50, 3 month - $150, 6 month - $350) can be purchased through the office upon request.
  • All students have 90 days to submit the required documentation on enrolment or WEA Sydney reserves the right to cancel their enrolment.
  • Access to our online learning platform will be issued once we have received and verified all your supporting documentation and USI number.

Course entry requirements

Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience. Effective language, literacy and numeracy skills to plan, research and write a range of documentation and present information as well as access to a computer and internet is also required. Please notify us during the enrolment process of any additional learning needs to maximise your potential. Please ensure that you have read the WEA Sydney Student Handbook before enrolling.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Plan and prepare for mentoring relationship

  • Identify scope and boundaries of the mentoring relationship according to organisational procedures
  • Develop and document mentoring plan according to organisational requirements
  • Establish ground rules and negotiate realistic expectations with the mentee
  • Establish and maintain confidentiality of the mentoring relationship according to legislative requirements and organisational policies and procedures

Facilitate mentoring relationship

  • Undertake activities intended to develop mentee’s confidence and trust in the mentoring relationship
  • Share personal experiences and knowledge with mentee according to agreed objectives
  • Support mentee to develop and use skills in problem solving and decision making
  • Use personal and professional networks to assist the mentee
  • Provide information, and guidance to enhance engagement in the workplace
  • Use techniques for resolving differences without damaging the mentoring relationship, and obtain assistance according to organisational procedures

Monitor mentoring relationship

  • Provide planning assistance and guidance as requested by the mentee in a form and style to suit their requirements
  • Provide feedback to the mentee on progress towards achieving the expectations and goals of the mentoring process
  • Recognise and discuss changes in the mentoring relationship with stakeholders
  • Negotiate and manage closure of the mentoring arrangement

Review mentoring

  • Establish and discuss benefits gained from the mentoring process
  • Reflect on and articulate the personal benefits gained from providing mentoring
  • Identify and report the outcomes of the mentoring arrangement and the benefits to the organisation according to organisational procedures to improve the mentoring system or program

For a full overview of this individual unit, please visit the training.gov.au website.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

No, this is a competency-based course. You will need to show that you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received and will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all units of learning.

Enrol online now or ring us on 9264 2781 for further enquiries.
Registered Training Organisation Number: 90194

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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