Mentor Programme

Quinlan Consulting

Are you an accounting or finance professional currently or soon to be searching for employment in Australia? The Quinlan Mentor Programme turns dreams into reality by providing practical real-life experience to position you for ongoing paid employment and career success.

What is the mentor programme?

We specialise in helping accounting students, graduates and professionals who want to enter the industry.

The Quinlan Mentor Programme is for individuals seeking employment in the Bookkeeping or Accounting fields. It has been designed to get you through the interview process and into the workforce quickly and equipped with the right skills and experience for a successful career.

    Get Australian work experience
    Gain key skills employers want
    Make professional connections

“Before I joined Quinlan, I had close to zero relevant experience to put in my resume. “


Our methods of success

The programme has been designed and is delivered under the guidance of an accredited CPA.

You will gain practical, real-life experience to enhance your resume, prepare you for the interview process, and equip you with the skills and knowledge for ongoing, paid employment in Australia.

Real client experience

Experience with real client work and actual business scenarios. With guidance and support along the way.


Lifetime access for advanced training and continued mentorship. Additional benefits with our partner, CPA Australia.

Real world skills

Sessions are based around real life scenarios of what occurs in Australian Bookkeeping and Accounting jobs.

Software experience

MYOB Basics to Advanced; payroll, accruals, SAP B1, Xero, profitability analysis, budgeting, taxation, BAS, Excel, and more!

Interview experience

Sessions with an HR Professional for interview preparation, ensuring you can put your best foot forward.

Resume building

Work experience to added to your resume to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.



A Vision for Accountants

Tom Quinlan, MBA, is a CPA and has mentored a number of local and international students into the workforce for over a decade. Through his passion of supporting dedicated professionals and growing businesses, Tom started the Quinlan Mentor Programme. Over the years, with Tom’s involvement in the community and experience in different industries and businesses, he has developed an extensive network across Australia, which has allowed him to offer a quality and trusted service for his clients and advance the accounting profession as a whole. Tom is the Director of Quinlan Consulting Team.


General Manager

Sara has an MBA from Monash University and over 10 years of experience in start-ups and large organisations across Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States.

Sara has worked in the roles of Area Manager with a global network of English language schools in Southeast Asia, B2C regional sales for one of the largest global education companies in the world, as well as North American Manager for a UK-based recruitment start-up, wherein she oversaw the strategy and day to day operations of the North American region.

Sara is the General Manager (GM) of the Quinlan Consulting Team. As GM, she oversees operations, sales, staff retention and development, marketing strategy and internal and external stakeholder engagement. 


General Manager

Hear from successful students

“The Quinlan mentor program is very effective, practical oriented with real life scenarios and best value for money. I was very lucky that I came to find this course and enroll”

Prakash Karna

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“This training has been invaluable and I would highly recommend it to everyone who is pursuing a career in accounting. I can tell you that even with a Masters in Finance I have learnt more practical knowledge through this training and Tom’s professional advice.”

Silvia O

“I just wanted to thank you for the opportunities you provided through the mentor program. I recently secured a role with the ATO. This wouldn’t have been possible without the skills and experiences I gained through the mentor program.”



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Hetal Mishra
Hetal Mishra
02:11 02 Jun 20
I strongly recommend the QCT mentor programme to anyone who wants to make their career in Business and Administration.... You may have knowledge but without experience it is hard to get job and Tom and his team supported me at all levels to get experience. Now, my job profile exactly matches with the knowledge and experience which I got from the QCT Mentor more
Tharu de
Tharu de
11:46 07 Apr 20
I would recommend QCT mentor program to any accounting graduate who wish to start their career. It's the best place to... get the real world work exposure as I managed to land on my first job a few months after I've enrolled. Apart from real world work experience, QCT team will review your resume and provide valuable tips to make it stand more
Tanu Jayathilake
Tanu Jayathilake
19:44 02 Apr 20
The Best Mentor/Internship program in Melbourne.Flexible online learning,amazing staff support & prompt reply whenever... needed.Opportunity to access valuble resources, learn & develop will help to obtain an employment with more
Lucy Dinh
Lucy Dinh
02:34 01 Apr 20
I'm a student mentor who participated in Quinlan work experience program and found it very practical. It eliminates the... gap between university and real workplace. I have been exposed to a large areas of bookkeeping, financial accounting as well as management accounting, We were trained from Tom as a very qualified CPA with management experience and knowledge plus his dedicated team. I'm so glad to have found this place!read more
Mandeep Kaur
Mandeep Kaur
01:22 27 Mar 20
Mr. Tom provides practical guidance that has been motivating and beneficial to my professional development. He is very... supportive of his team and is ready to mentor and share his extensive knowledge with those around him that wish to learn. I have joined Quinlan mentor programme during first year of my degree. Practical work I got from Mr. Tom and his team enhanced my accounting knowledge. During second year of my degree, I started to work as an Accounts officer and credit goes to Mr. Tom. Confidence comes from experience and I got my experience from Quinlan mentor programme.It was honor to introduce Mr. Tom and his team in my campus as everyone wants to know how I got my accounting more
Frank Glen
Frank Glen
08:19 23 Mar 20
I have known Tom for years and i admire his professionalism and attention to details.
Jessica Meng
Jessica Meng
04:33 20 Mar 20
They are very professional and helpful for almost all the levels people.I was a graduate student, who entered their... mentor programme. I learned a lot of real cases and gained hands on experiences in the program. Really appreciated for what I learned from that program, which made me get a good secure job now.I would more than happy to recommend them for sure. Jessicaread more
harry leo
harry leo
23:55 19 Mar 20
Working for Quinlan Consultancy Team in their mentor program was the best decision I have ever made . You get to... practice real examples by using different accounting software which helps you out in enhancing your skillsets .For students especially international student Quinlan Consultancy is the start to a better future . You learn the concepts and ideas that a person do not usually learn in more
Harry Do
Harry Do
22:53 19 Mar 20
Graduated for 5 years and was not able to find relevant job until QCT. I'm grateful for Tom and his effective coaching... that lead me to my job within 3 months. The program is a huge jump starter for graduate business and accounting student and Tom's mentor-ship will guide you for years to more
Sarkis Akopov
Sarkis Akopov
14:03 19 Mar 20
I started with QCT about 8 years ago as a mentor student. They taught me everything that Australian accounting market... requires and guided at my workplace after for several years. It was great to have Tom as a mentor and tutor. We are still in touch when I need some advise or more
Manoj Kotta
Manoj Kotta
04:44 05 Mar 20
Excellent teaching, they really helped me to gain theoretical knowledge with the practical experience, definitely i... would recommend every accounting aspirant to take up the course and land in the dream more
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Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions of the Quinlan Mentor Programme.


How does the programme enhance my resume?

We teach software and business knowledge. Australian employers want work experience, in Australia. Thus, the Programme includes this work experience that you can include on your resume.


How do I join the programme?

Fill in your details on the Contact Us Form below. We will send you details and information on how to register. Once registered, we will send you a welcome pack that contains further instructions and passwords to our online resources page and training portal. Download the Registration form here.

Is there a time limit on the course?

There is no time limit, but your goal is to get work and our goal is to get you there, so we do have a recommendation on how one should progress through the program, either full time or part time.


How much time do I need to dedicate to the programme?

It’s highly flexible. You can do as little as 1 day a month for 2 years (which some uni students do) or 5 days per week. Most do 1-2 days per week over 4-5 months.

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Do you have more questions?

Feel free to contact us directly on the number or email address provided. We want you to make the best decision for you career, and are happy to talk you through the programme.

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