Driving is an important part of the settlement journey, as it enables people to more fully participate in the community; assists in gaining employment and taking children to appointments, school and activities
‘Learning to Drive’ assists participants to obtain their Learner Permit. After a number of classroom based sessions and revision, we take groups to Vicroads to sit the test for the Learner’s Permit.
‘On to the Road’ provides information on to participants from our program partners: Victoria Police, Sheriff’s Office, Springvale Monash Legal Service, TAC, Maurice Blackburn and Vicroads.
We provide subsidised driving lessons to eligible participants to assist them to gain their license.
On a recent to visit to Vicroads 20 out of 25 participants passed their learner’s permit test
On to the Road has assisted 41 clients to get their license since July 2016
This program is part of our Settlement program which aim to increase capacity, connection and participation in the community. We provide services to humanitarian entrants and other migrants on eligible visas during their first 5 years of settlement in Australia.
This program is funded through Department of Social Services through the Settlement Services Program.