Chelsea’s got the green light

Make space on the roads for Chelsea who has recently earned her driver’s license!

June 21, 2023

Getting your first driver’s license (or ‘your L’s’) is a rite of passage for many Aussie teens. Chelsea, our customer from Supported Independent Living in Bomaderry, has joined the roads, having recently passed her learner’s test.

“I felt very, very, very excited when I passed the test. It has made me feel different and more independent. When I received my official driver’s license card in the mail, it felt so real,” said Chelsea.

Chelsea also excitedly pointed out that she passed the test on her first attempt!

“Before sitting the test, I did a TAFE course [The Statement in Learner Driver Foundations] that teaches you about road safety and the learner permit knowledge test. My teacher Camilo was great, and I felt prepared,” continued Chelsea.

The next step for Chelsea is clocking up her 120 hours of supervised driving time with her parents and a driving instructor. Then she can take her cat named Bear, for car rides, take her housemate Wendy, pokemon-go hunting or visit her boyfriend.

Three words to describe Chelsea are determined, dedicated, and delightful, so it’s not surprising that she has her sights set on some other significant goals.

“My next big goal apart from getting my P’s is to move out in the local area and live independently,” said Chelsea.

With two part-time jobs – a casual position at her local Mcdonald’s and a supported employment role with a local commercial laundry – Chelsea is on her way to saving up for those aspirations.

“Chelsea has been with Aruma for the past six years. We are all very proud of her for achieving these goals. It’s been wonderful to be on this journey and see her mature,” said Coral Cullen, Support Worker.

Good on you, Chelsea. We look forward to seeing you on the road!

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