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.

Applications close 9th july 2018.



Acorn Mentoring Program is for you if you have:

  • A minimum 3 years leading and managing in team environments (Note: 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.

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The cost of the program is AUD$1,096.00 (per person)
Covering resources, an online community and coaching from the Acorn team. We limit each intake to ensure personal attention for all our participants.
Fee is to be paid prior to application.

If you do not receive a placement in this program, the fee will be fully refunded to you. 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!



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 current intake began on Monday, 16th July 2018. Applications are closed and our next program will begin in January 2019. Email to join our waiting list!

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. You are carefully matched to ensure your mentor will have the skills to support you over the next five months. Oh, and this program is:

  • An interactive online learning experience.

  • Supportive, educational and more but you are responsible for driving and nurturing these partnerships.

  • A great opportunity to meet, discuss and hear from your Acorn Mentor; learning from experts on what it means to step up and shine in the aged and community care industry.

  • You will discover and learn about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.

This program is not:

  • A formal training program.

  • A qualification.

  • A definitive way to succeed or be promoted.

  • Focusing on on clinical skills. This is a resource 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 (commencing 16th July 2018).

  • 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 wiht 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-