TAC L2P Program
What is the TAC L2P Program?
The TAC L2P Program assists disadvantaged Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 (or in some circumstances, up to the age of 23), with no access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Central Grampians LLEN.
How does it work?
The TAC L2P Program matches learners from 16 to 21 years old, and in some circumstances up to the age of 23, with a fully-licensed volunteer driver and practice vehicle to help them gain the 120 hours of driving experience required to gain their probationary licence.
Before being matched with a volunteer mentor, learners receive an intake drive with a professional driving instructor. Throughout their time in the program, learners have access to up to seven free professional driving lessons as they progress through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System, to track their progress.
The program focuses on helping young people become safe, confident drivers, in an effort to reduce Victoria’s road toll. It also provides an opportunity for young people to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence.
Who is eligible for the TAC L2P Program?
Learners need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- be between 16 and 21 years old, or in some circumstances, up to the age of 23
- hold a current learner permit
- have no access to an appropriate vehicle or a supervising driver*
- be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident (including new arrivals and/or refugees)
- live in Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire or Pyrenees Shire
* Applications outside of the standard criteria also will be considered, please contact CGLLEN’s L2P Coordinator for further information.
Application process for learners
To be eligible for the TAC L2P program, learners (or their parent or guardian) need to complete a learner driver application form.
Send your completed form to us via email (L2P@cgllen.org.au) or post to PO Box 255 Ararat, 3377 . Once received, our L2P program coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview time.
Alternatively, you can apply online by creating a myVicRoads personal account.
Becoming an L2P mentor
The TAC L2P program doesn’t just benefit learner drivers. The program gives our volunteer mentors an opportunity to connect with their community, and directly help a young person.
We have a full training program for mentors to ensure you’re well prepared to mentor a learner driver and understand your role as a supervising driver. Learners participating in the program also have access to free driving lessons with a professional instructor to build their skills before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor.
Mentors need to meet the following criteria to join the TAC L2P program:
- be over 21 years old
- hold a current full Victorian driver licence
- be able to commit to approximately one drive per week
- have a satisfactory driver licence history report
- be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
- be medically fit to drive (we may discuss this further through the application process)
- not be currently working as a professional driving instructor
- complete the free mentor training provided
Additionally, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide*:
- a valid (volunteer) Working with Children’s Check
- a satisfactory National Police Check
* Our TAC L2P Coordinator can assist with these if required.
If you would like to apply to become a mentor, please complete the Volunteer Mentor Application Form. The completed form can be saved and sent back to us via the email address below. If you require assistance, please feel free to contact us via phone or email.
Find out more
For further details, or to express your interest in joining the program as a learner driver or mentor, please contact our L2P Coordinator.
Phone: 03 5352 3266
Mobile: 0418 535 478