National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium

NATSIHEC Mentoring Network

Working Together, Empowering Each Other

Who should join the network?

  • Elders
  • Alumni
  • Senior/Executive Staff
  • Professional Staff
  • Academic Staff
  • Sessional / Casual Staff
  • Early Career Researchers
  • Postgraduate Students

Become part of the NATSIHEC Mentoring Network

NATSIHEC is committed to ensuring that all of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in Higher Education are self-determined, culturally safe and supported in their career journey.

Our mentorship network works within all stages of your career journey in the higher education sector, whether you are just starting out, looking to capacity built to your next career milestone or you are an established leader. The flexibility of the network allows you to choose to become a mentor, a mentee or both!

The network supports established and emerging leaders to help build their confidence, self-awareness, professional skills, network and develop a greater understanding of their unique way of doing and ability motivate others. Led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ensures that the Network is a culturally safe inclusive environment aimed to empower, self-determine and capacity build through an Indigenous lens. Through a structured one-to-one relationship members receive guidance and support in the early, mid and senior stages of career planning and future goal setting.

The NATSIHEC Mentoring Network is comprised of:

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Regular online network ‘coffee’ catch ups
  • Knowledge Sharing – Short Talks on a range of capacity building topics
  • Resource Centre

Be a Mentor 

Be a mentee


Coffee Catch Ups

Join other members of the Mentoring Network in our monthly online coffee catch ups. A relaxed, fun, supportive environment.


One-on-One Mentoring

Sign up to be NATSIHEC Mentor or Mentee. Be part of a one-on-one mentor partnership that fosters growth for both parties.


Snapshots of Wisdom

Learn from the knowledge shared in our Resource Centre. Short talks on a wide range of capacity building topics.

A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of you to show you how they did it. A mentor walks alongside you to show you what you can do