Mentor Screening

Mentor screening aims to highlight which of your potential mentors will be committed and skilled, and which may have a harmful influence on the mentee or program.

On this page you will:

  • Find tips from Victorian program coordinators on how to successfully screen mentors.
  • Discover the resources required for the mentor screening process.



Mentor Screening

These tips from Victorian program coordinators cover which types of information to give potential mentors, what needs to be communicated verbally, and ideal interview panel composition.

Tips - Screening Mentors (PDF, 226Kb)



The following checklist is a useful guide to help assess whether you have covered all your bases.

This list is from an established set, originally printed in ‘A Guide to Effective Practice for Mentoring Young People’, 2007, Office for Youth, Department of Planning & Community Development’

Mentor Screening

This checklist includes information on reference checks, interview questions, suitability criteria, mentor application pack, criteria for screening out, and communicating with unsuitable applicants.

Quality Practice Checklists - Mentor Screening (PDF, 307Kb)


For the full set of Quality Practice Checklists, please click here.