L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
L2P is a VicRoads Learner Driver program for young people aged 16-21 years who face significant barriers to gaining 120 hours of supervised driving experience, necessary to obtain a probationary licence.
What is L2P?
The L2P Program is a free program aimed at addressing the significant challenges some young people face in gaining 120 hours of on-the-road experience whilst they are learning to drive by matching them with volunteer mentors.
Eligibility Criteria to join the L2P Program:
- be between 16 and 21 years of age;
- hold a current learner’s permit;
- not have access to either a vehicle, a supervising driver, or both; and
- not have the financial resources to pay for professional driving lessons as part of the mandatory supervised driving experience.
Once you meet the criteria you are then matched with a fully licensed volunteer mentor and have access to a sponsored vehicle, which you use to get supervised driving experience. L2P is free program and is funded by the Transport Accident Commission.
The Program does not substitute for professional driving lessons and L2P does not pay for the probationary driving test itself. You can refer yourself or be referred by parents, schools, community agencies or other organisations.
Want to join?
Speak to one of the friendly staff members at South East Community Links on 9547 0511 or visit SECL if you have any questions about this program.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer mentor?
To become a volunteer mentor in a TAC L2P Program, you need to:
- be over 21 years of age
- hold a current full Victorian driver’s licence
- meet requirements of your local L2P Program
If you meet these criteria, and you are interested in helping young people, contact Tara at South East Community Links on 9547 0511 or 0419 389 248.
Once you’ve expressed your interest you be will asked to complete mandatory checks, have an interview with a South East Community Links staff member and attend the VicRoads Training program. From that point on you will be matched with a Learner Driver. As part of the Program the Learner Driver would have received several professional driving lessons with an RACV qualified instructor prior to being matched with the mentor to ensure the safety of learner, mentor and fellow road users. The Learner Driver and Mentor will drive in a sponsored, fully maintained and serviced vehicle which has a five star ANCAP safety rating, in the local council area once a week. This will contribute to the accumulation of 120 hours of driving experience for the learner driver.
This program will make the municipality a safer place to work, rest and play.
L2P Program coordinated by South East Community Links (SECL) in partnership with City of Kingston, City of Monash, VicRoads and Garry & Warren Smith Dealerships.
South East Community Links (SECL) cordially thank sponsors Garry and Warren Smith Dealerships for their generosity on providing the vehicles since 2010