Learner Driver Mentor Program
What is the Learner Driver Mentor Program?
The highest risk for drivers occurs in the first year of solo driving. The required 100 hours of supervised driving can have significant impact in reducing accidents in young people’s first two years of driving.
However, some young people do not have access to a vehicle or access to a supervising driver. This can limit or prevent them from gaining a license.
In the South Burnett, an area with limited public transport, lack of a license can affect young people’s ability to get a job or to access training or community activities. The Learner Driver Mentor Program will enable young people to participate in the economic, social and cultural life of our community.
Thanks to Bill Hull Car Centre who has kindly donated a car for this program.
The Learner Driver Mentor Program works alongside the community to support these young people so they can gain their hours and ultimately their license.
Who is Eligible?
Young people in the South Burnett aged 16 to 24 years who:-
- Have a learners licence
- Do not have access to a car and/or licensed person to support them to gain their log book hours to transition to a provisional licence
- Have completed 5 lessons with a Qualified Driving Instructor
- Are deemed "program ready" by their Qualified Driving Instructor
CLICK HERE to download copy of brochure
Interested in Being a Volunteer Mentor?
This is an unfunded program that relies on volunteers to support young drivers achieve their hours and improve their technical driving skills and knowledge of road rules and safety as they accumulate their log book hours.
To ensure the success of the program, Mentors must:
- Have a genuine desire to voluntarily give their time to assist with the program
- Have held a current Queensland open manual driver's licence for at least 1 year
- Demonstrate a good driving history (potentially through providing a traffic history report paid for by CTC)
- Hold a Blue Card for Working with Children and/or a Disability Services Positive Exemption Notice Card (or eligibility to acquire)
- Successfully complete an induction process into the program
- Work within the program Code of Conduct
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact Erica at CTC Headquarters either by phone (07) 4162 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE to download a Volunteer Learner Driver Mentor Program Flyer
Contact our Kingaroy office for more information.