Are you ready to step up and shine as an aged care leader?

Feeling isolated in your current role?

Have you been told you need a mentor + not sure where to start?

Now is the time to step up and shine!
Start nurturing mentoring partnerships and become the aged care leader we need now (and into the future)!

The Acorn Mentoring Program is an interactive way of learning through a five-month mentoring partnership and online learning program, allowing you to support an emerging leader on their professional journey.



You can be from anywhere in Australia (interstate, urban, rural, remote) as our program is fully online. 

This is a carefully curated program designed to support our mentors and mentees to build these relationships and succeed in reaching their goals. We know online networking is hard so these modules provide weekly check-ins, conversations starters, and information on how to make this mentoring relationship work right for you.

Not only will you be creating a bond and learning from emerging industry leaders, you will be supporting our aged care leaders of the future.


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Acorn Mentoring Program is for you if you have:

  • A minimum 3 years leading and managing in team environments
    (no clinical experience required).

  • Willing to commit 90 minutes a month over 5 months to connecting with your mentor and engage with program resources.

  • Must be employed in the aged and community care industry.

Acorn Mentoring Program_Why?


This is an investment in YOU!

In no other place will you get:

  • access to mentors with such strong executive, leadership and management experiences

  • an growing online community

  • resources and coaching to help you nurture your mentoring partnership - so it lasts a lifetime

We limit each intake to ensure personal attention for all our participants.
Fee is to be paid prior to application.

AUD $1,096.00 (per mentee)

If you do not receive a placement in this program, the fee will be fully refunded. Yup, 100% money back guarantee.



We're pretty excited you're as pumped for this program as us! Fill out our application form and let's get you matched to an amazing mentor!

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How many places are there?
We are dedicated to creating a carefully curated resource and a great cohort of mentors/mentees, so our intake is limited to ensure you get the dedicated support throughout your time in this program. The Acorn Mentoring Program runs twice a year. Our last intake began on Monday, 25th February 2019.
Lucky for YOU! We are now accepting enquiries for our July 2019 program.
Email if you have any questions!

I want my organisation to be involved ...
Brilliant. Reach out via our email right now and let's have a confidential discussion today.

Why should I apply?
This is a pretty sweet Mentoring Program, connecting you with experienced industry leaders, access to a growing online community, plus coaching and online resources to support you to nurture your mentoring partnerships - so they last a lifetime. You’ll get:

  • An interactive online learning experience.

  • Access to a secure Mentee only space that’s supportive, educational + more

  • Opportunity to have one-on-ones with amazing industry leaders (CEOs, executives, directors, and influencers) to discuss and hear what matters to you

  • You will discover and learn so much about yourself and a leader.

This program is not:

  • A formal training program.

  • A qualification.

  • A definitive way to succeed or be promoted.

  • A clinical resource. This is here to support you in managing and leading your teams (or projects) in ways that align to you and your goals.

Who can join this program? 
Anyone with a passion for aged and community care careers is invited to submit an application to be a mentor or mentee - students, CEOs, entrepreneurs, consultants, and more. We give priority for individuals managing teams and leading in their workplaces. 

What's expected of me?
The mentors (who are all senior leaders in the ageing, health, and community care space) are sharing their time, expertise, and knowledge with YOU.

  • Commit to the entire program

  • Meet every 3 weeks with your Mentor (minimum).

  • Have internet access.

  • Be responsible for driving and nurturing your mentoring partnership - with support from the Acorn Network team!

  • Participate in program evaluations.

Is my fee refundable? 
There is no fee for mentors, as they are graciously volunteering their time and sharing their experiences.
For mentees there is a fee to enrol in our program (paid by the individual or their organisation). Payment is due before commencing but if you are not matched with a mentor you fee will be fully refunded.

I work in mental/direct/other health career. Can I still apply? 
Of course! Our program welcomes all applicants from a range of healthcare disciplines, as we know we are all involved in the ageing and community care industry in a variety of ways. We prioritise aged and community care applicants where possible.

Who can I contact for more info? 
If you have any questions, drop us an email -

I can't apply due to costs/work commitments. Please help!
Acorn Network understands that work can get overwhelming, and sometimes it can be hard to be involved in programs that involve fees. Please do get in touch with us ASAP. We want to work and support you where possible. Email us with further information on the situation, and let's see how we can grow together-