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PACE Mentoring - Australian Disability Network (ADN)

With the Australian Disability Network (ADN)’s Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring program, you’ll be connected with a mentor from one of their member organisations who has advice and wisdom to share. They will help you identify and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment.


To participate you must be at least 18 years old and have a disability. You are expected to commit to developing your confidence, communication skills and problem-solving skills to support yourself as you set out into the workforce.

You’ll need to provide any relevant information about your disability and any workplace adjustments or modifications that you may need during the program.

If you need an adjustment that has a cost (e.g. an Auslan interpreter), your mentor’s organisation will pay for this.

How it works

After you apply, ADN matches you with a mentor based on the information provided in your application. They will find the right mentor for you, based on your location, the industry you’re looking to work in, your goals and other factors.

In six-to-eight meetings over 16 weeks, your mentor will give you advice and coaching on starting your career, writing your CV, job interview techniques, understanding how a business works, discussing changes that might help you in the workplace and defining your career path.

You may talk about your previous experiences, your skillset, professional plans, alongside your career and education pathways.

Other activities may include:

  • reviewing resume and cover letters
  • doing mock interviews
  • visiting worksites
  • networking with other professionals
  • discussing workplace adjustments
  • building confidence.

At the end of the program you’ll attend a closing event where you can meet all the other participants in the program and share your experiences.

How to apply

PACE Mentoring runs twice per year: April to August and August to November.

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