L2P
L2P Driver Program

Moreland Learner Driver Mentor Program

L2PThe Moreland L2P Program assists disadvantaged young people to gain the 120 hours of driving experience required to gain their Probationary Licence, and to become good, safe drivers.
Volunteer mentors work with them on a one-to-one basis to achieve this. At any one time, up to 50 young people participate as learner drivers, and a further 50 volunteer mentors are involved in the program.

Volunteer Mentors

Who can volunteer?

50 volunteer mentors are involved in the program. Volunteer mentors are a diverse cross-section of local adults who have been interviewed, screened (police checked, working with children checked, VicRoads licence checked), and trained by VicRoads before being matched with a learner driver. They provide weekly one-to-one practical, on-road driving supervision, in a range of driving conditions including some night driving. A car and petrol are supplied.

Volunteer mentors are appropriate role models, who are making a positive impact on the learner, and improving community road safety and community connectedness at the same time. On-going, one-to-one support is provided by the coordinator.

Volunteer mentor eligibility requirements:

  • 25 years and older
  • Living in Moreland (View map)
  • Full Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • Confident driver with successful driving record
  • Available to dedicate approximately two hours per week
  • Interested in working with young people, compassionate, patient and respectful

If this sounds like you, please contact:
Tom Burgess
Moreland L2P Coordinator
0457 791 480 or email email Tom

Volunteer mentor application:

To qualify as a volunteer mentor, you will be required to successfully complete a recruitment process including:

  • Completing an application form
  • Attending an interview
  • Completing a National Police Check (*costs covered by L2P Program)
  • Completing a Working With Children Check
  • Completing Licence Check (*costs covered by L2P Program)
  • Successfully completing the compulsory VicRoads Training (approximately 10 hours over 2 days)

L2P Cars There is a choice of automatic and manual cars to learn on in the Moreland L2P Program

L2P Video Watch Jacob’s journey with his volunteer mentor George, in the L2P Program

Learner Drivers

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the Moreland L2P Program you must:

  • Hold a current Victorian Learners Permit
  • Be aged between 16 and 20 years
  • Be living, working or attending school in Moreland – See map
  • Be unable to access a fully licenced driver/ or vehicle to gain driving experience

If this sounds like you, please contact:
Tom Burgess
Moreland L2P Coordinator
0457 791 480 or email Tom

To start in the program you will be asked to complete an Application Form and participate in an interview with the program coordinator.

Learners receive approximately three professional driving lessons prior to being matched with their volunteer mentor, and up to four more over the course of their time in the program. Participating in this program is free; not included however is the cost of your probationary licence test.

For more information about obtaining your probationary licence, visit the VicRoads website.

When/Where Available

The Moreland L2P Program is available in Moreland. Our sponsored vehicles are located at the Fawkner and Brunswick Police Stations.

Costs: None (Although learners need to pay for their own probationary licence test).


News & Case Studies

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L2P Volunteer Mentor Position Description

Download the L2P Position Description(PDF, 579 KB) 

Partners

The Moreland L2P Program is a community-based partnership between the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) (the funding body), VicRoads, Moreland City Council, Victoria Police and local community-based organisations.

Steering Commitee

A Steering Committee made up representatives from local community organisations provides regular input. Steering Committee members include:
Moreland City Council, Inner Northern Local Learning and Employment Network (INLLEN), The Salvation Army – Brunswick Youth Services, Fawkner Police Station, Brunswick Police Station, VicRoads, Merri Community Health Service, Sydney Road Community School, The Salvos, Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS), The Rotary Club of Brunswick and APlus Apprentice and Trainee Services.

Sponsors

The Moreland L2P Program is grateful to our Sponsors who enabled the purchase and maintenance of our two L2P vehicles:

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