LEARN TO DRIVE
The L2P Program is a community-based volunteer program designed to provide access to driving practice on public roads for learner drivers under the supervision of a fully licensed driver.
Complete an online application form.
The program also provides bi- lingual support and English tuition for participants who face language barriers to accessing driving lessons or practicing with an English- speaking mentor. Currently bi -lingual support is available in Dari and Karen. The L2P program enhances social inclusion and employability among people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
This program is delivered in partnership with Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. The program:
- Improves driving and road safety knowledge and skills
- Supports participants to gain their P license
- Facilitates greater community connectedness
Driving education course for participants to understand Australian road rules, insurance, buying/maintaining a car, road user responsibilities, dealing with police, fines, finding their way around using road maps/GPS. This course is delivered in first-language where necessary.
Bi-lingual support: support from a bi-lingual worker to develop the English necessary to work safely with a professional driving instructor or volunteer mentor
Driving lessons at least seven one-hour professional driving lessons with a professional driving instructor accessed at a heavily subsidised rate.
Driving practice following these formal lessons, participants are matched with a volunteer driving mentor and practice driving for as long as they need to be ready to sit their P test. Driving practice is undertaken in an automatic vehicle provided by Low Cost Cars. All volunteers have undergone training.
Licence application/test participants are supported when undertaking their hazard perception and probationary license application/test.
To make a referral or join the waiting list, please fill out an expression of interest form. Referrals are reviewed on a bi- monthly basis with new participants chosen according to volunteer availability and demonstrated applicant need.
LCMS encourages enquiries from prospective volunteer mentors.
This program is being delivered on a pilot basis with funding from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Victorian State Government and Ross Trust. It is supported by Low Cost Cars.
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