Road Ready and Learn to Drive programs
The Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT offers a road safety course and subsidised driving lessons with an accredited driving instructor to new arrivals as a part of the organisation's community development program. Learning to drive, and understanding Australia's road rules, is crucial to developing independence and maintaining sustainable employment.
Passport to Drive Program
The Multicultural Council of The Northern Territory has developed a driver education program unique to the NT designed to assist recently arrived refugees to become safe and competent drivers and attain their driver’s licenses in a cost-effective and timely manner. For many of the MCNT’s clients, the lack of a driver's license is a barrier to meaningful education, employment and training opportunities. For newly arrived refugees in particular, a driver’s license facilitates social participation.