Over here you can be let loose on Aussie roads as a learner driver with three fifths of five eighths of bugger all supervision.
Unless Iím way off, once you get your learnerís permit which is done on a screen, you are ok to hit the streets with anyone who holds a current full licence.
That means, you can stagger through a test on a computer and put your 65 year old grandma in the left (non driverís) seat of your (non turbo six, or non V8)and head off.
Now grandma may have renewed her licence just in case she ďever wants to drive againĒ 9 years ago by paying the fee at her local post office or over the Ďphone, but may not have been in a car for 10 years and when she gives our little brat some guidance, there is nothing to stop him telling her to mind her own business and shut up...
He can then get his ďmateĒ, to swear on a stack of bibles that he has supervised our budding Lewis Hamilton for multiple hours when in fact he hasnít.
The preceding may contain some trifling inaccuracies, but fundamentally, thatís the go.
You should have do do all of your pre learner testing with an instructor and then do your post L driving with a supervisor.
Then do a final assessment 6 months later, with the same instructor who issued your Lís and check for improvements in your weaker areas.
I know from a previous life, that operating a complex vehicle like a car or aircraft, is a lot easier than teaching someone to operate that same machine, hence the uselessness of having a ďsupervisorĒ with you that may not have seen the inside of a car since Christ died...
The laws are just ill conceived garbage.