About

Licensed and on the Road is an award-winning program dedicated to helping Aboriginal and disadvantaged people get a driving licence.

If you do not yet hold a current learner licence or you need assistance to build up your hours
– this is for you. There are just 4 steps.

1. LEARNER DRIVER KNOWLEDGE COURSE

The Learner Driver Knowledge Course is active and engaging, involving group discussion and games to assist students to develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully pass the TfNSW Learner Driver Knowledge Test.

2. GETTING YOUR HOURS UP

The Practical Driving Course offers up to 10 free lessons with ACE driving instructors to gain hours towards licensing or gain their Ps. In remote communities, culturally appropriate driving schools are engaged to deliver the lessons.

3. HAZARD PERCEPTION TEST

The College offers resources and website information to practise the test which must be passed before the student can attempt their Provisional Licence.

4. SUPPORT TO PASS PROVISIONAL LICENCE TEST

In the provisional licence test, the student is assisted with a 1 hour lesson before licensing and the use of the College or driving school car to sit the test.

The program began back in 2003 at ACE Community Colleges in Lismore as a grass roots idea and has rapidly grown with a footprint across 20 regional communities.

OUR DRIVING TEAM

Natalie Hannah

Program Manager

Natalie is the Community Programs Manager at ACE. She regularly visits communities to engage with Elders and community members to arrange the delivery of the Learner Driver Knowledge courses and the Driving Program. All programs are offered to community members in need of assistance to become Licensed in their own communities by appropriate instructors.

Cheyanne Faulkner

Administration Assistant

Cheyanne is your first point of contact and will book and manage your lessons. She will issue you with a lesson plan and remind you of each lesson.

This program is very popular, so to be fair to all students we operate a strict ‘one strike and you’re out’ policy for students who don’t call to cancel appointments that cannot be kept. If we are not notified in advance students will need to reapply to be part of the program..

Cassandra Pattison

Learner Driver Trainer

Cass will help you learn the road rules in a fun, interactive way with activities, class discussions and plenty of online practice to build your confidence.

Knowing the rules and why they apply makes you a safer driver and really helps when we meet at the local Transport for NSW Office to attempt the TfNSW Driver Knowledge Test with your fellow students.

Driving Instructors

Our team of Instructors are local to your community. As Licensed and on the Road operates in a growing number of regional centres we utilise local driving instructors who arrange your lessons to suit your needs.