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Driving to Employment

Driving to Employment is one of WomenCAN Australia’s most innovative programs.

Not only does it provide assistance in obtaining driving lessons and a VicRoads driving licence, but it also offers a route to employment and financial independence.

The program has benefited women from the Mildura, Bendigo and metropolitan Melbourne and is always looking to expand further.  

We are currently only assisting women based in Wodonga, Victoria.

The initiative supports women to learn to drive, including paying for up to 10 hours of lessons with a professional driving instructor, linking them with Driver Mentor Volunteers where possible, covering VicRoads testing fees, and providing them with the peer support needed to succeed. 

The project is supported by the Department of Transport and Planning through their Flexible Local Transport Solution Program.

WCA enables this program via their generous philanthropic supporters including the Scanlon Foundation, Westpac Foundation and the Victorian Women’s Trust.

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Driving to Employment
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Participants

Become a Bus Driver

Receive training and support to obtain your Heavy Vehicle Licence and a job as a Bus or Transport Driver

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Participants

Learn to Drive

Women receive training and support to obtain their Learner or Probationary Drivers Licence.  Note this program is currently at capacity.

Early Years Training Program has launched in Shepparton

Women from diverse communities can now benefit from WomenCAN Australia’s proven peer-led support program and be paid to train on-the-job in childcare or kindergarten.