Jobfind sponsors fleet vehicle as Council celebrates 15 years of TAC L2P program

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Local employment service Jobfind has generously sponsored a fleet vehicle in the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) L2P Program.

Under the program, eligible learner drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 (and in some circumstances, up to 23) who lack access to a supervising driver or a vehicle are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors who provide supervised driving sessions.

The program, funded by the Transport Accident Commission, is administered by the Department of Transport and Planning and coordinated by the City of Greater Geelong.

The City will celebrate 15 years of commitment to the TAC L2P Program in January 2024.

In 2023, 186 learner drivers participated and 65 learners graduated from the program with their probationary licence.

Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan:

The supervised driving sessions are instrumental in helping young people gain the necessary driving experience required for a probationary license.

It is also a rewarding opportunity for volunteer mentors to connect with young people in their community and support them in becoming safe drivers.

Jobfind Regional Manager Joe Abdo:

Jobfind understands the value of having a driver’s license as it opens up greater employment opportunities.
There are currently 104 volunteer mentors in the City’s TAC L2P Program with access to eight fleet vehicles and Council is actively seeking additional mentors to join the program.

The Council provides a comprehensive training program to ensure mentors are well prepared and understand their role as a supervising driver.
Learners enrolled in the TAC L2P Program have the added benefit of access to free driving lessons with a professional instructor to build their skills before embarking on supervised driving sessions with volunteer mentors.

To be considered for the TAC L2P Program, both learner drivers and potential volunteer mentors are required to complete an application form and undergo an assessment.

Visit the L2P page on the Vicroads website to apply.

For more information email [email protected] or contact the L2P Project Officer on 03 5272 5272.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 23 January 2024