TAC L2P Program
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) L2P Program is a community-based program developed to assist eligible young Victorian learner drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 years (and in some circumstances, up to 23 years) who do not have access to a supervising driver - or an appropriate vehicle - gain driving experience required for a probationary license.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the TAC, administered by the Department of Transport and coordinated by the City of Casey.
The success of Casey’s TAC L2P Program is possible due to the ongoing support from Berwick Motor Group who supplied two fully maintained vehicles used for the program.
How does it work?
Our Program matches eligible learners with a vehicle and fully licensed volunteer mentor driver to help learners gain driving experience.
Before being matched with a volunteer mentor and throughout the course of their L2P driving journey, participating learners have access to several free driving lessons with a professional driving instructor. This helps learners build their skills through the four stages of the Graduated Licensing System before getting on the road with a volunteer mentor.
- Stage 1 – Basic car control
- Stage 2 – Quiet streets
- Stage 3 – Complex traffic
- Stage 4 – Rehearsing solo
With a specific focus on reducing Victoria’s road toll, the TAC L2P program focuses on helping young people become safe, confident drivers. It also provides an opportunity to interact with positive adult role models, gain confidence and move towards social independence. Volunteer mentors also have opportunities to connect with other mentors within their geographical region.
Who is eligible for the Casey TAC L2P program?
To be considered for a learner position within our TAC L2P Program, Learners need to meet the following criteria:
- be between 16 and 23 years old (please note applicants between 21-23 are only considered under special circumstances)
- hold a current Victorian learner’s permit
- not have access to a supervising driver and/or an appropriate vehicle (there are several factors that determine if a vehicle or supervising driver is appropriate. If you’re unsure, you can contact us on the number below).
- live in the City of Casey (in some circumstances, we will consider applications up to 23 years of age, or outside our Local Government Area. Please contact us for further information.
If you’re accepted into the TAC L2P Program as a learner, the City of Casey TAC L2P program will be responsible for your participation and ongoing advice.
Due to very high demand, there may be a delay of up to 12 months between when you submit your application and when we can assign you to a mentor driver.
Submit your application form:
- via email to email@example.com. (Preferred method)
- via post
- in person at one of our customer service centres
What happens next
- We will contact you within one week to let you know we have received your application and discuss your eligibility. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we will place you on the waitlist.
- When a place becomes available, we will arrange a meeting between you and the L2P coordinator. Due to very high demand, there may be a wait of up to 12 months for a place to become available.
- If you are accepted into the program, we will pair you with a mentor driver and vehicle.
Becoming a L2P Mentor The TAC L2P Program doesn’t just benefit learner drivers.
In joining the TAC L2P Program, volunteer mentors work with and provide opportunities to directly help a young learner driver connect with the community.
We have a full training program to ensure you’re 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.
Volunteer mentors need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the TAC L2P program:
- be over 21 years of age
- hold a current full Australian driver's licence
- have a satisfactory driver license history report
- be medically fit to drive (we may discuss this further through the application process)
- not be currently working as a professional driving instructor
- can commit approximately 2-3 hours per week
Additionally, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide (our Program can help with these if required):
- a valid (volunteer) Working with Children’s Check
- a satisfactory National Police Check
To be considered for the TAC L2P program, learners and volunteer mentors must complete an application form and undergo an assessment. The easiest way to apply is through the L2P Page on the VicRoads website.
Paper-based application forms can be downloaded from the VicRoads website and returned directly to our program using the contact details below. Once the application form is received, we will be in contact to go through next steps.