The Afralian LICENCE2WORK program addresses a major barrier for African new arrivals to their inclusion and participation in the Greater Shepparton community and workforce – the inability to drive. Most jobs suitable for this group are located outside the township of Shepparton (on dairy and horticulture farms, in food processing plants etc.) and cannot be reached by public transport, making a driver’s licence essential.
This project will assist African-Australian adults over 21 years of age to gain safe driving skills and obtain a driver’s licence, opening the pathway to employment, social inclusion, access to local services, and community participation. This project is an extension of the very successful VicRoads L2P learner driver program that cuts off at 21 years of age, making this cohort ineligible.
The Afralian LICENCE2WORK program provides each accepted participant with:
- Up to 10 driving lessons with a professional driving instructor.
- Up to 10 hours additional driving with a St Paul’s African House volunteer supervising driver.
- Reimbursement for VicRoads practical drivers test fee (once only) VicRoads P1 probationary driver’s licence fee.
Funded by Multicultural Affairs, Department of Premier & Cabinet.
Please note: We are no longer taking registrations for this program.