Becoming a volunteer peer mentor is a great way to consolidate your knowledge of courses you’ve previously completed while developing your communication skills and gaining experience in leadership and facilitation. It is also a great opportunity to become a part of the RMIT community, make new friends and expand your networks.

Volunteering as a peer mentor contributes toward the RMIT Future Edge program.

As a peer mentor, you will assist other students, who need help in courses that you’ve done well in, and that we support. Peer mentors are not teachers or tutors, your role will be to guide and empower students to find answers for themselves.

This might involve sharing tips on how you study, where to find helpful academic support services and resources, helping students understand rubrics and navigate Canvas, and generally being encouraging and supportive.

When you become part of the peer mentoring community at RMIT, you will:

  • consolidate your own knowledge of the subject you mentor in,
  • develop sought-after skills like time management, communication, leadership and facilitation,
  • enhance your resume.
In the first instance, you will need to find time to attend a compulsory training. Then you will volunteer your time over the semester as needed.

To become a peer mentor you must:

  • be a current student with grades of 75% and above in any of the courses we support,
  • have completed these courses in the past 12 months,
  • be interested in developing your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

If you meet these conditions, you will need to:

  • attend compulsory training on the date and time specified by the team,
  • obtain a voluntary or paid Working With Children Check (Melbourne mentors).

We will invite you to register your interest if you've achieved grades of 75% and above in any of the supported courses. 

We send out all invitations at the end of the semester, after the results are released, or just prior to the beginning of the new semester. If you haven't received one, or if you have any questions, please email

A group photo of student mentors
Mentors receiving their certificates

RMIT Peer Mentoring at SIM (YouTube, 2:27 mins)

Short interviews with students reflecting on the benefits of becoming peer mentors.

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