Boosting the Careers of Women in Building & Construction

About the Program

The Women Building Australia National Mentoring Program provides women in the building and construction industry with access to support, encouragement and advice from experienced individuals through a virtual or face to face mentoring relationship. Mentoring is an excellent way to help women to participate and succeed in the building and construction industry, but for women in the industry, remote locations, complex rosters and a shortage of female colleagues mean that they cannot always take part intraditional face-to-face mentoring programs.

2020 Mentoring Program Information Pack
Download the Women Building Australia 2020 National Mentoring Information Pack


What's involved?

  • The Women Building Australia National Mentoring Program is an 8-month program commencing 5 February 2020.
  • Mentors and mentees will be matched according to application details and are required to attend three events - Program Launch, Mid-Program Review and Program Close - all of which will be delivered via Webinars (all Webinars are in AEST).
  • The Women Building Australia National Mentoring Program provides an e-mentoring service. Face to face mentoring interaction can also occur.
  • You will be expected to provide mentoring contact at least monthy, either face-to-face or virtually, depending on location and personal preference.
  • You will complete an online training program provided by Art of Mentoring ( to prepare you for the program.

How can you benefit from this program?


  • Use your years of experience to contribute back to the industry. 
  • Make a difference for women who want to succeed in our industry.
  • Develop mentoring skills including listening, asking questions, guiding, providing feedback, communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Enhance your leadership skills.
  • Stay abreast of emerging issues relevant to the industry.


  • Improved confidence.
  • Receive experienced guidance and support in the industry.
  • Build networking opportunities.
  • Professional growth and career planning.
  • Improved self awareness.
  • Clearer career direction.
  • Better communication, listening and feedback skills.
  • Improved management skills.


How can you apply?

APPLY NOW to become a Mentor and gain mentoring skills, develop your leadership qualities and give back to your industry.

APPLY NOW to become a Mentee to give your career a boost and be successful in your training to gain your building industry qualification. 

For more information contact: 
Master Builders Australia
T: 02 6202 8888

Download the 2020 National Mentoring Program Information Pack for the complete guide of the National Mentoring Program.


Key dates & times

Applications Open Wednesday 18 September 2019  
Applications Close  Wednesday 15 January 2020 4:30pm
Webinar - Program Launch Wednesday 5 February 2020 4:30-5:30pm
Webinar - Mid Program Review - Mentees Wednesday 3 June 2020 4:30-5:30pm
Webinar - Mid Program Review - Mentors Wednesday 10 June 2020 4:30-5:30pm
Webinar - Program Close Wednesday 7 October 2020 4:30-5:30pm
Scholarship Winner Announced Wednesday 14 October 2020  

*Please note all times are AEST.


Be in the running for a FREE expenses paid course of your choice at the state of the art Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC)

The award is a course of choice to the value of $3000 at Master Builders’ state-of-the-art “Building Leadership Simulation Centre” in Melbourne. Airfares, transfers and accommodation will be paid for by Master Builders Australia.

Mentoring is important, particularly when that relationship occurs between members of the same industry. Research shows it's an extremely effective way for the mentor and mentee to develop new skills, navigate diverse issues and understand how to deal with people and problems. Mentoring predicts career success for our next generation.