L2P Learner Driver Mentor

Description: C:\Users\ellym\Desktop\L2P Driving Program tile.pngDo you have a spare 1-2 hours each week to help a learner driver?

Do you want to make a real difference to young people’s lives?


Become a volunteer mentor with L2P!

What is the L2P program?

The TAC L2P Program assists disadvantaged Victorian learner drivers aged 16 to 21 with no access to a supervising driver or vehicle to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

Hear from Howard, one of our wonderful mentors, on what he gets out of volunteering for L2P (read the short story and watch the short video).  

For more information email l2p@yarracity.vic.gov.au or express your interest please complete the online form via the VicRoads website.





L2P Volunteer Mentor


Yarra Youth Service




Youth & Middle Years

Family, Youth & Children Services

Community Wellbeing









Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all.  We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. Our values Accountability, Respect and Courage underpin how we work and our efforts to build a culture based on positive relationships with colleagues and the community.




Program overview


The TAC L2P learner driver program sees volunteer driver mentors (acting in the role of supervising drivers) matched with young learner drivers to assist them in gaining on the road driving experience in an automatic vehicle, provided through the program.


The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport & Planning (DTP), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Yarra City Council’s Youth Services.




  • To assist learner drivers in gaining supervised, on the road, practical driving experience using the L2P vehicles.
  • To develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering, supportive and ongoing relationship with a young person.



  • Act in the role of a supervising driver and help the young person gain the necessary 120 hours of driving experience prior to going for their probationary license.
  • Build a positive relationship with the learner driver, be a positive role model and provide non-judgemental support to the learner driver.
  • Meet with the matched learner driver regularly for driving sessions (minimum 1-2 hours per week).
  • Provide regular feedback to the L2P Coordinator on the progress of the learner driver.



  • The mentor will be required to strictly adhere to the program Code of Conduct and attend prescribed training.
  • The mentor will be required to implement the prescribed approach to learning to drive as outlined in the training i.e. a staged approach to learning to drive.
  • To liaise with the learner driver and book in driving sessions in the L2P vehicles on a regular basis, using the prescribed booking procedure.
  • To ensure that the L2P vehicle is inspected prior to every driving session, left tidy at the end of each lesson and inform the L2P Program Coordinator if the car requires refuelling.
  • To inform the L2P Coordinator of any car maintenance issues.
  • To assist with the completion of learner log book or MyLearner app entries to accurately record driving activity of learner driver.



  • Age 21 years and over and hold a current full Victorian license
  • A minimum 6 months commitment to the program
  • Good communication skills including a willingness to listen and learn
  • Ability to motivate and inspire young people
  • Motivated, reliable and confidential
  • Self awareness, compassion and empathy
  • Have (or willing to obtain) a current Working With Children Check, National Police Check (we provide) and Driver History Report (we provide)
  • At least two references must be provided




All volunteer mentors are required to attend a one off full day training provided by VicRoads. Other training specific to your volunteering role, for example child safety and working with young people, will be offered to enable you to feel confident in undertaking the role. You will be provided with ongoing support from the L2P Program Coordinator including 1:1 and group catch ups and events.




Reports to:                   L2P Program Coordinator

Internal Liaisons:         Youth Services and L2P volunteers

External Liaisons:        Learner Driver

                                    TAC and/or DTP




We will provide you with the L2P Mentor handbook, Yarra Volunteer Handbook, Yarra Code of Conduct, Yarra Volunteer Agreement and the L2P Program Mentor Code of Conduct. You will be required to sign the L2P Program Mentor Code of Conduct and Yarra Volunteer Agreement prior to commencing in the program.