The Bundaberg Drivers’ College makes it easy for workers with international licenses to receive comprehensive training to raise their driving skills to Australian standards.
After a local farm called to offer hands-on training to a group of workers from the Pacific Islands and East Timor, directors Robert Andrews and Diana Ward set out to run a private course.
The duo put together a six-hour program featuring interactive videos on comprehensive practical leadership skills, and successfully completed the training with two groups.
“While some of the other places these workers come from may have similar rules and drivers on the same side of the road, it is the unknown situations they face that put these drivers and our community at greater risk,” Robert said.
“This program provides three levels of training which are the educational program, practical driving techniques, emergency stop and collision avoidance which is vital to promoting a safer society.”
Robert said the course went hand-in-hand with the education already being provided in Australia.
“The Australian Pacific Labor Mobility Project PALM, in association with the Australian Government, has crafted a suite of services to provide information and assistance to improve an ongoing focus on wellbeing and wellbeing, and this is one example of those services,” he said.
“We have received great feedback from participants so far, including that they have found the program very informative and helpful in understanding the different skills needed to drive on country roads into busy city streets.”
About Drivers College
Drivers College is a nonprofit organization that welcomes volunteers to ensure Wheels continues on its mission to help educate new drivers and those who want to update their skills on the road.
For more information on what the college has to offer, go to the Drivers College website here or call the team at 41811773.
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