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Mentor registration 2021

Mentors provide additional support and technical expertise to help effectively train teams for competition.

Mentor registration due date

All CyberTaipan mentor registrations are due by 5pm AEST Monday, 24 May 2021.

Mentors must reside within Australia, and are required to register and successfully complete a Working with Children Check (or equivalent) and a National Police Check.

Evidence of either/both of these Checks, must be uploaded via the form. If you do not have one/both of these Checks, the Program Office will be in contact to begin an application with you.

Where possible, coaches and mentors will be paired based on proximity — however in some instances we may need to pair mentors with coaches outside of their state — to support teams by digital means.

How do technical mentors support coaches?

The type of support mentors provide will vary. As a volunteer, mentors are under no obligation of time or support format. Once connected, coaches will be able to guide mentors on the type of support they and their team require. This could be providing a short guest lecture to teams, or simply answering technical questions that a coach may have to help train their teams more effectively.

Working with Children Checks

A valid Working with Children Check is required for all team coaches, assistants and technical mentors. Legislation around these checks are slightly different in each state. You may know this check as a 'Working with Vulnerable People Registration' (ACT), or a 'Blue Card' (QLD). Information on these checks and the requirements needed to fulfil them can be found on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website .

National Police Check

Information on these checks and the requirements needed to fulfil them can be found on the Australian Federal Police website .

Administration and evaluation of CyberTaipan

CSIRO will be evaluating the CyberTaipan competition. As part of the evaluation CSIRO will use your registration data to review program participation. CSIRO will also invite you after completion of the competition to participate in a voluntary online survey to provide feedback about your experience.

Privacy Permissions
Read the CyberTaipan privacy notice.
Read the Code of Conduct for supervising adults.
Mentor registration
Each team can have between two and five students (with one additional reserve).
To find out more about coaches and the role they play, visit CyberTaipan - Competition details.
You may know this check as a ‘Working with Vulnerable People Registration’ (ACT), or a ‘Blue Card’ (QLD). Information on these checks and the requirements needed to fulfil them can be found on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website.
More information can be found at National Police Checks.
If you have multiple documents, please collate these into one file. Supported file formats include PDF, JPG and PNG.
If you have any difficulty uploading your supporting documentation, please submit this form without your files, and then email files to cybertaipan@csiro.au