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TAFE NSW's Goulburn Campus is offering a free mentoring program to
help people get their learner driver's permit. And so far it has a
100% success rate.
"This program is to assist anyone who may need some help in
getting through the NSW Roads and Maritime Services' learner driver's
knowledge test," teacher Niki Shepherd told the Goulburn Post.
"The program has been assisting people with low-level literacy
and numeracy skills and new migrants. But it is for anyone who may
need some help, (such as) older people who have never got their
licence before and are a bit daunted by it."
Ms Shepherd believes that the driver rule book, which is issued by
Roads and Maritime Services, can be overwhelming for some new learners
as it contains a lot of information. The driver education program
offered by Goulburn TAFE breaks down that information to the basic and
most important elements, which are then applied to the online practice tests.
"The local magistrate has highly recommended the program in the
community due to its success," Ms Shepherd said.
"Undertaking the driver education program has also helped improve
people's reading, writing and computer literacy skills."The
program's next intake is scheduled for Wednesday 19 October, running
for four weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm till
10 November. Numbers are limited so anyone interested is advised to
book a place as soon as possible. Phone Goulburn TAFE Campus on 1300