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.
The program is free for both young people and volunteer mentors with access to a sponsored vehicle and all fuel provided.
I am a young person, how can I get involved?
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.
To apply for the program:
If you're a young person, and would like to refer yourself, click here to complete the application form.
If you're a service provider/family member and would like to refer a young person, click here to complete the application form.
I would like to Volunteer as a Mentor, how can I get involved?
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 fulfill 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. To register your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor in the Knox L2P program, click here to complete the application form.
For further information, please contact the L2P Coordinator at headspace Knox on 9801 6088 or via email L2P@each.com.au