Driver Mentoring Program
MRC North conducts a Driver Mentoring Program to assist migrants and refugees through the process of securing their driver’s licence, accessing supervised driving mentors and carpooling to work.
Drive 4 Life (D4L) Program
A driver’s licence is a passport for migrants and refugees to gain independence.
The Drive 4 Life Program is funded by the Department of State Growth, and established to assist migrants and refugees through the process of securing a driver’s licence. Many do not have licensed family members to supervise their compulsory 50 hours pre-licence driving, while others do not have access to a vehicle to undertake the required supervised driving.
The D4L Program has over 40 dedicated volunteers who act as mentors to provide complimentary driving tuition in one of two dual-controlled vehicles that are owned by the Migrant Resource Centre. The D4L participants are migrants and refugees who are on low incomes and unable to financially access mentor driving services or a motor vehicle.
The D4L Program is sponsored by Caltas, supplying fuel at wholesale cost andCrystal Cleaning continues to keep them clean and presentable.
Drive 2 Work (D2W) Program
The Drive 2 Work (D2W) Program is funded through the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and enables clients to car pool when travelling to work, while the rotational driver builds their hours necessary to achieve a provisional licence.
The D2W Program responds to the high employee turnover outside the urban areas of Launceston, due to: a lack of rural public transport for employees to get to work; employees who do not have a driver’s licence; and employees who do not have access to a vehicle.
To find out more about the Driver Mentoring Programs, or if you are eligible to access these services, call the office on 03 6332 2211.