Driver Education Program- Edmund Rice Centre WA

Nov 2, 2023 | Case Studies

A driver’s license can mean the difference between successful integration, and exclusion. However the cost of lessons is prohibitive and many are unable to afford driving lessons until employed but unable to secure work or access to workplaces without a licence.

The Driver Education program is available to eligible humanitarian entrants and includes 36 driving lessons, Drive Safe classes and assistance with preparing for the “Hazard Perception Test“. The subsidised cost of the program is $1,188. If the client is unable to pay the total amount, support is given to apply for an interest free loan through Mercycare Lending Service. Interested clients are first required to complete and pass an English test. This test determines whether the client will be a suitable candidate to enroll in the Keys for Life (12 hour) program or not.