Peer Mentoring Program

HTAV strives to improve the quality of History teaching and support its members to flourish through professional learning, networking and peer mentoring. With this in mind, the HTAV Peer Mentoring Program aims to bring together History teachers at all levels in their professional careers to create a community of support and experience.

The Peer Mentoring Program enables History teachers to meet, talk and share experiences in a casual setting. Mentors offer 6-8 hours of support throughout the year at times that suit you both. Mentoring can be a coffee meeting, Zoom, drinks after a conference or event, email or phone call. Offers of assistance beyond the 6-8 hours are not expected but can be negotiated privately between the mentor and mentee.

Applications for the Program are accepted until Term 1, with application forms made available below. Mentors will be paired with their mentees no later than Term 2, or when an appropriate mentee is available. At the end of the year, HTAV will seek feedback on both mentor and mentee experiences.


Why join the HTAV Peer Mentoring Program?

We all seek advice from others in some capacity – a quick question in the staffroom, a chat over coffee at a conference or tossing a query to a social media group. Joining the Peer Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee facilitates these conversations. It will allow insight into your History teaching practice, reinvigorate your teaching skills, broaden your professional network and make a difference in the lives of other History teachers.

Please don’t let thinking ‘I’m not an expert’ prevent you from joining as a mentor. Even a few years of teaching or leadership is a wealth of experience for someone who is starting out.


JOIN THE 2024 PROGRAM

Thanks to the generosity of HTAV members, there are a record number of mentors available to assist in the following topics:

  • VCE Revolutions
  • Levels 7–10
  • VCE Level 11 IB
  • VCE Australian History

Please submit your completed application to Michelle Pitcher, HTAV Membership and Events Officer at m.pitcher@htav.asn.au.

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED to Friday 29 March 2024.


Mentee Application Form 2024

Mentee Guidelines

Mentor Application Form 2024

Mentor Guidelines

Additional resources:



HTAV would like to thank the 2023 mentors for sharing their knowledge and expertise with teachers:

  • Matthew Allanby
    Ballarat Clarendon College
  • Olivia Andrew
    Casual Relief Teacher
  • Katrina Davey
    St Catherine's School
  • Tom Hopwood
    Richmond High School
  • Ian Lyell
    Camberwell Girls Grammar School
  • Michael Nair
    Geelong Baptist College
  • Jenny Pudney
    Brighton Secondary College
  • Lisa Sculley
    Loreto Toorak
  • Natalie Shephard
    Hume Anglican Grammar
  • Emily Wilkinson
    Box Hill High School

Please note: The HTAV Peer Mentoring Program is open to all HTAV members. Applicants for the 2024 program will need to hold or be a member of an active 2024 HTAV membership. Ensure your membership is active to partake in the program.


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  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
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