As a Mates at RMIT Mentor, you’ll build your leadership and cross-cultural communication skills. By sharing your knowledge and experiences of RMIT with new students, you’ll to help them transition to life at university. 

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to achieve the Future Edge certificate with recognition on your transcript, and be involved in a range of exciting social activities – movie night anyone? 

Time Commitment

You’ll need to commit some time to the program, as below:

  • Four hours of compulsory mentor training
  • Approximately 20 volunteer hours across the semester. This includes mentee meetings, attending/supporting welcome and social events, participating in leadership development, engaging with social media, and supporting Life Hacks activities.


To become a mentor, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a student at RMIT University Semester 2, 2020
  • Be studying at RMIT University and living in Melbourne for six months or more
  • Be confident communicating in English – writing, speaking and listening 
  • Attend compulsory mentor training 
  • Have a current volunteer Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one

Want to find out more?

Attend a Mentoring information session to have your questions answered!

Register for an info session here.


Interested in becoming a Mates mentor?

Complete these two steps to sign up:


Please email the Mates at RMIT Team at