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Motorcycle CBTA

What is competency-based training and assessment (CBTA)?

CBTA is a new training and assessment option for people getting their motorcycle licence. Instead of taking a practical test at the restricted and full stages of your licence, you can choose to have your riding skills assessed by an approved CBTA assessor.

Although training isn’t compulsory, we recommend you complete training before attempting the assessment ride. This will ensure that you have the necessary riding skills and you’re fully prepared to do the assessment.
The assessments are designed to ensure you’re competent in a prescribed range of riding skills, which are important to keep you safe when riding.

Once you have your learner or restricted licence, you can sit your assessment ride for CBTA 6R or 6F as soon as you feel you’re ready to.

Once you’ve passed your assessment you’ll be issued with a Transport Agency motorcycle competency certificate for the appropriate CBTA course. Once you’ve held your learner/restricted licence for the minimum period (see CBTA infographic), you’ll be eligible to apply for your restricted/full licence. You’ll need to present this certificate to a driver licensing agent when you apply for the related licence.

What are the benefits of CBTA?

    •  It can reduce the time it takes you to gain your restricted and/or full motorcycle licence – completing the CBTA course is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during the learner and restricted licence stages

    •  You will get feedback on your riding skills and you’ll get tips on how to ride smarter and safer. These improvements will help prepare you for the CBTA assessment.

    •  Tailor training programmes to suit the stage of riding you’re currently at.

    •  You can start training for either stage at any time after getting your learner or restricted licence, so you’re fully prepared to undertake the assessment. Once you’re satisfied that you’re competent in the skills required for the assessment, you can book and undertake the assessment ride.

Learner – Restricted stage CBTA – R

Those who hold a Learners Licence can sit their CBTA R at any time, you do not have to wait a minimum of 6 months on Learner Licence to complete your CBTA – R and progress to restricted licence.

Successful completion of a CBTA- R course during the learner stage will:

    •  remove the minimum time period for holding a learner licence (you must still be at least 16 ½ years of age when applying for your restricted licence).

    •  remove the requirement to sit a class 6 restricted practical test

What does the CBTA – R assessment involve?

The assessment is designed to ensure that you’re competent in a prescribed range of riding competencies. The assessment is conducted with the CBTA assessor following you on a motorcycle and you’ll be fitted with radio communication equipment to allow the assessor to communicate with you. Your riding skills will be assessed throughout the entire duration of the assessment ride.

Restricted – Full Stage CBTA – F

If you have your Restricted licence you can sit your CBTA -F, however you need to wait until you have completed a minimum of 12 months on Restricted licence, before you’ll be able to apply for your Full motorcycle licence.

Successful completion of a CBTA course during the restricted stage will

    •  reduce the time period for holding a restricted licence from 18 months to 12 months

    •  remove the requirement to sit a class 6 full licence practical test

What does the CBTA – F assessment involve?

The assessment is designed to ensure that you’re competent in a prescribed range of riding competencies. The assessment is conducted with the CBTA assessor following you on a motorcycle and you’ll be fitted with radio communication equipment to allow the assessor to communicate with you. Your riding skills will be assessed throughout the entire duration of the assessment ride.

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