Mentor Development - Your Career Journey

Leah Shmerling
Career counsellor/coach, Course Facilitator, Retirement Coach
The Mentoring and Development program reflects the individual's career journey to reach one's career aspirations, develop skills, and improve performance.
Target Audience
All teachers who are wanting to improve their professional practice to attain their career aspirations.
9 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The course aims to support participants in their career journey to meet their aspirations.
‘ Mentoring aims to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.’
Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring
Effective mentoring focuses on the needs of the individual during their professional career journey to improve themselves through skill and professional development to advance their career.


All teachers who are wanting to improve their professional practice to attain their career aspirations.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

- For more details on our Unlimited Online Subscription packages Click here .

- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

The course is offered online with both theory and practical activities that support a range of individual learning styles.
Additional individual mentoring and support can be provided to meet specific needs and career requirements. Specific arrangements can be negotiated at an additional fee.

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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1. Setting the scene

1 hour and 30 minutes

1.1 The changing nature of life, learning and work
1.2 The context for professional mentoring and development
1.3 What is mentoring? How can it develop your practice?

2. Your career journey

1 hour and 30 minutes

2.1 Your professional self
2.2 Your life purpose and your career
2.3 Influences on your career
2.4 A holistic approach to career development
2.5 The four phases of the career journey
2.6 Plan to succeed – plan your goals
2.7 Your career development
2.8 Career myths that can make your career decisions redundant

3. Your career aspirations

1 hour and 30 minutes

3.1 The journey to career fulfilment
3.2 How to achieve career excellence: The range between BEST and average
3.3 Excuses that hold you back from achieving career goals
3.4 Build your resilience and reduce workplace stress

4. The modern workplace

1 hour and 30 minutes

4.1 Careers in the twenty-first century
4.2 What skills do employers seek? How do you measure up?
4.3 A career journey in the workplace – horizontal and vertical progression
4.4 Building your professional relationships
4.5 Your work ethic
4.6 Emotional intelligence
4.7 Professional networking

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

This course was great as it assisted me in wanting to achieve my future goal.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

This course was very good in assisting me in focusing on my career path.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

This was an interesting and well presented course. Very relevant.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

The content was great for a beginner entering into the position of career Adviser.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling


Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling


Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

This would be relevant to most new career teachers. The content is excellent and easy to follow.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

Very relevant to my stage of life.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling

The quality of the cause was good. It allowed me to reflect on various aspects of my current career path and the extent to which I have developed resilience.

About the team

Leah Shmerling


Leah Shmerling is the Director and Principal Consultant of Career Coaching and Training, and is a Certified Retirement Coach. She is passionate about education, training and career development. With numerous higher level and vocational qualifications, and over thirty years’ experience in career development, education and training, she brings professionalism and depth of understanding to mentoring and professional development, career counselling and coaching, job seeking and retirement coaching.

Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that includes: corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector and vocational training, and career counselling/coaching clients from a range of backgrounds and levels.

Leah is a Workshop Leader for Small Business Victoria, facilitating programs across Victoria. For many years, she has facilitated training programs for professional associations that include: the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), CPA, the Australian Retailers Association of Victoria, and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Leah is the developer, writer and producer of two online short courses: Mentoring and Development, and Foundations in Career Development Practice (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set).
Mentoring and development supports the professional practice of those who are seeking to unlock their potential for higher level performance. The process enhances professional learning and insight to reach a higher level of understanding to integrate into your work, as a process of continuous improvement.

The Foundations in Career Development (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set) course. The course provides individuals with a career development framework and ethical standards, designed to complement the professional practice of those who work or seek to work in careers, employment, education and training services, human resources, or industry specialist services.

With a strong writing background, Leah is a published author with Macmillan Education Australia of two books titled: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996, using a competency based approach for the TAFE and professional market.

For many years, Leah has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Age – Education, Employment and Business, and is a former columnist and freelance writer with the Herald Sun – Learn. Leah has also written professional and business publications. Currently, Leah is a Published Writer on LinkedIn, and online professional publications.

Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, a number of Diploma qualifications in Vocational Educational Training, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.

Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA). She has international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification. Leah is a Certified Retirement Coach with Retirement Options.