Project Details

Project Number RS1745
Program
Task Force/Review Panel
Registration and Licensing
Registration & Licencing Task Force
Project Type Other
Title Indigenous Licensing – Tracking Forward to a Provisional Licence
Status Active
Purpose To increase the number of Indigenous people living in remote locations obtaining a provisional licence by designing and developing a culturally appropriate process to progress from holding a learner licence to a provisional licence.

This project follows on from the existing part 1 project, RS1688 - Development of a National Indigenous Licensing Resource and the proposed part 2 project, Design and delivery of an assessment tool for Indigenous persons for the purpose of demonstrating competence to obtain a learner licence.

The aim of the three projects is to provide an appropriate process for Indigenous people living in remote locations to be ready to obtain a learner licence, to obtain a learner licence and then progress to a provisional licence. This will increase the number of Indigenous people driving legally and independently and provide remote communities with experienced drivers to supervise learners and expand the prevalence of licensed drivers within remote Indigenous communities.

Obtaining a driver’s licence for Indigenous people in remote communities is essential for gaining employment, accessing services, reducing the incidence of incarceration and road trauma.

These projects do not overlap with any existing project being undertaken by any jurisdiction. Rather the outcomes will provide an appropriate process that will enhance exiting programs and accelerate the number of Indigenous people obtaining a driver licence.

To achieve the maximum benefit and a major intervention towards achieving social equality and improving well being for Indigenous people, all three projects need to progress as per the timelines contained in the proposals. Gaps in the process, pre learner to provisional, will hinder Indigenous people from progressing to a provisional licence and driving independently, which is where the real benefits will be realised.

Deliverables The development of a final report outlining the appropriate process for Indigenous people living in remote locations to be ready to obtain a learner licence, to obtain a learner licence and then progress to a provisional licence.
Project Manager
Margaret Howard
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure South Australia
(08) 8402 1919