Driving through disadvantage

Driver training

Opportunity for unemployed / disadvantaged people to gain their drivers licence.

Project details



How will the funding be spent?

The funding will be used to purchase two Mitsubishi Lancers that are fitted with a second set of brakes, a second odometer and video surveillance. The ongoing running cost will be met by Career Employment Group as part of its community engagement.

How will the project be delivered?

Career Employment Group will work with community organisations including the Job Active and Disability Employment Services providers for referral of people who require the support offered by this project. The supervised driving hours will be provided by suitable and competent volunteers.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?

40 - 50 per year over a 4 year period.

How will you measure the impact of this project?

The project will be measured by the number of supervised driving hours that it delivers and the number of people who gain their drivers licence.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

The project aims to provide unemployed and disadvantaged people with the opportunity to achieve the 75 supervised driving hours that are required before being able to applying for a drivers licence. In many instances people who do not have a drivers licence are often overlooked for employment opportunities. This project will take away a big impediment to securing employment thereby enabling this cohort to connect, grow, build and belong.

Project details



Organisation details

Organisation Name

Career Employment Group Inc

What does this organisation do?

CEG supports and assists people from all groups to find entry level employment, often through apprenticeships and traineeships. CEG also works with Government agencies and other stakeholders in programs that assist unemployed and disadvantaged people to develop new skills that better prepare them to enter the workforce.


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Richard Horton

25 May 2017

Having a program facilitating this vital service to regional communities and their offspring is " Gold " . Everyone living and working in remote areas is utterly dependant on a drivers license for the mobility and independence it brings . For hardworking rural families unable to assist with driving hours for their son / daughter because of work commitments this would provide an invaluable service

Anne-marie Hammond

25 May 2017

Everyone should have the opportunity to get their license which gives them mobility , independence and a much better chance of getting employment , this is a necessity in regional areas and is always a large barrier for many aspects of life.

Sue Roden

23 May 2017

One of the most difficult things to do when you don't have family or others to help is to get your driver's licence.

Kevin Rogan

19 Apr 2017

I look after apprentices and young people seeking a trade vocation, not having a licence or anyone to assist them in obtaining one, is by far the greatest barrier they face. This community initiative will address the imbalance for those whom come from a low socio economic background.

Danielle Taferner

18 Apr 2017

Fantastic initiative to enable and improve possibilities for those most in need!