Aboriginal employees are often faced with greater personal, social and cultural pressures than no-Aboriginal employees. These pressures place the Aboriginal employees at a higher risk of not achieving the same development opportunities.

Early intervention through a structured mentoring relationship may give the Aboriginal employee the tools and support to deal effectively with these pressures and to increase the likelihood of remaining in employment.

Presented in this section of the Guide are a number of examples on the different forms of mentoring available, included also is information on mentor training providers and mentoring training courses being delivered in Western Australia