The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program provides an opportunity for young people to complete their required 120 hours of driving experience that they may otherwise be unable to achieve.
The Victorian Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive to gain their required hours of driving experience.
L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and is managed at a State level by VicRoads. headspace Knox and EACH run the L2P Driver Mentor Program within the Knox City Council area.
How does the program work?
Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle to gain their 120 hours of driving experience required to obtain a probationary driver's licence.
Eligible learner drivers will also receive up to seven professional lessons throughout the program to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive.
To apply for the program, as a learner driver or mentor, or get more information please see the headspace Knox website – https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/knox#services.
This program offers:
- Mentor support for learner drivers to gain their required 120 hours driving experience
- Access to an EACH sponsored car
- Professional driving lesson’s for learner drivers
- Professional driving instructor assessment
- Volunteer program for mentor drivers
- Training provided for volunteer mentors
Who can access this program?
The headspace Knox and EACH L2P program is for young learners between 16 and 20 years old who live in the City of Knox and hold a current Learner’s permit.
The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive, and who do not have access to a vehicle or supervising driver to gain their 120 hours driving experience.
Young learners need to apply and attend an interview before being accepted into the program.
Are you over 21 years of age, can make a commitment of at least one hour a week, hold a full drivers licence and want to help young people?
Mentors are volunteers from the community who undertake a selection and training process to fulfil the role of supervising driver.
Mentors develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers. Mentoring provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.
Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory checks and VicRoads training.
What does it cost?
The program is free for both young people and volunteer mentors with access to a sponsored vehicle and all fuel provided.
When can this program be accessed?
This L2P program supports young learner drivers during times negotiated with their matched volunteer mentor driver.
How can you access this program?For more information please contact us on 1300 00 EACH (1300 00 3224).
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