About Us

The Open Road Programme is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  We currently operate in the following locations:

*  Central Auckland

*  South Auckland

*  Hamilton

*  Palmerston North

*  Wellington

*  Nelson

*  Dunedin

*  (and soon in Christchurch!)

Mentors, with help of qualified Driving Instructors supervise a learner driver until they are ready to sit the Restricted Test.  This usually takes between 14-20 weeks.

Programme Information

  • The programme runs for 12-20 weeks (depending on learner progress)
  • We have 2 intakes of learners per year (with 20 places in each) but have a need for volunteer mentors all year round
  • A dual-control vehicle is supplied for the practice sessions
  • All driving mentors are given training and induction for the duration of the programme, and will be required to attend a 90 minute induction at the beginning of the programme
  • Practice session times will be according to availability of the mentor & learner