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  What is Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA)?

Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA)

Is a new training and assessment option for people getting their motorcycle licence that came into effect from the 1st March 2014.

Instead of taking a practical test with a Testing Officer (AA) at each stage of your licence, you can choose to have your riding skills assessed by an approved CBTA assessor (Motorcycle Instructor). Although training isn't compulsory, it is 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 on our NZ roads.

Rider Training is a certified trainer and provider of both Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) courses.   This is the only way to reduce your time towards your Full Licence.



   How is the CBTA conducted?

CBTACBTA is not a classroom or theory based test, it is an On-road practical assessment ride conducted with one of our Motorcycle Instructor Assessors.  Not only will you progress through your licence but you will get real feedback on your riding.

After meeting and completing paperwork, we will conduct a pre-start check of your Motorcycle together, then fit one of our easy-to-use Bluetooth 2-way Intercom into your helmet.

If you have booked the training session, we will conduct this first (believe me its well worth it!). 

This is a great way to assess your riding and a chance to correct any bad habits and show you new techniques - the Instructor follows you from behind on a Motorcycle and gives a running commentary via the Intercom*. Then there will be a quick debrief before starting the actual Onroad CBTA Test.

The CBTA Test is not much different than the Training session with the exception of the Instructor is now Assessing your ability (Testing you) and can only give you directions.

*Training and Test Package only



  What are the benefits of doing the CBTA?

 If you choose the CBTA option, there are a number of benefits:

  • The CBTA is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during the Learner and Restricted licence stages
  • Improves your riding skill levels by targeting high-risk riding behaviours, which allows for a safer road system for you and other road users
  • By choosing to do your training through an approved CBTA assessor, you'll 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, and help you make smarter choices on the road.
  • The assessment / training can be conducted out of business hours - We offer session times on weekends so you don't have to take time off work to get through your licence



     Rider Training NZ only use State-of-the-art

        2-Way Bluetooth Intercoms during

              CBTA Training and Testing. 


   Which Course do I choose?

Rider Training NZ has two options – a combined ‘Training and Test’ or a ‘Test Only’ for people who do not wish to take any training.

Although training isn't compulsory, it is recommend you complete training before attempting the CBTA Test. This will ensure that you have the necessary riding skills and you're fully prepared to attempt the test. The CBTA Tests are designed to ensure you're competent in a prescribed range of riding skills, which are important to keep you safe when riding on our NZ roads.

 Learner to Restricted - CBTA1

The CBTA1 is for those who already hold a Learners Licence and are ready to apply for the Restricted Licence.

There is NO MINIMUM TIME RESTRICTION to do the CBTA1 however you must be at least 16½ to apply for the Restricted Licence. All applicants are highly advised to seek additional training prior to attempting to pass.

There is no theory or classroom involved in the CBTA, it consists only of:

  -  A pre-ride safety check of your Motorcycle (conducted together)
  -  A pre-ride briefing and fitment of Intercom to Helmet
  -  Training Session and Debrief before attempting Test*
  -  The actual Onroad assessment which approx 1hour for CBTA1
  -  On completion, the Instructor will debrief you on the outcome and also give you advice
     on what to improve on. If you have been successful in completed the CBTA1 Test, the
     Instructor will issue you with a certificate that you present to your local NZTA agency.

* CBTA Training and Test Packages only


   CBTA 1  Learner - Restricted
      
      Training and Test       $280
     
Test Only                    $180    

Once you have successfully completed the CBT1 (Learner - Restricted) the Instructor will issue you with a certificate that you present to your local NZTA agency, complete the application phase (costs approx $50) and you will receive a Restricted Licence.

Say goodbye to that L Plate!


  Restricted to Full Licence - CBTA2

The CBTA2 is for those already on their Restricted Licence and want to achieve their Full Licence.  

You can complete a CBTA2 Assessment Test at any time once you have a Restricted Licence. You do however have to still complete the 12 months period BEFORE you can Apply for the Full Licence. 

One of the great benefits of completing a CBTA2 Assessment Test is that it takes 6 months off your waiting time to your Full Licence - compared to the Practical Test Option.

Optional training at any point of time is also recommended by the NZTA but this is not compulsory.


There is no theory or classroom involved in the CBTA, it consists only of:

  -  A pre-ride safety check of your Motorcycle (conducted together)
  -  A pre-ride briefing and fitment of the Intercom to your Helmet
  -  Training Session and Debrief before attempting Test* 
  -  The actual Onroad assessment takes approx 30mins for CBTA2
  -  On completion, the Instructor will debrief you on the outcome and also give you advice
     on what to improve on. If you have been successful in completed the CBTA2 Test, the
     Instructor will issue you with a certificate that you present to your local NZTA agency.

* CBTA Training and Test Packages Only


  CBTA2  Restricted - Full

     Training and Test        $260
     Test Only                     $160

Once you have successfully completed the CBT2 (Restricted - Full) the Instructor will issue you with a certificate.

You need to hold you 6R (Restricted Motorcycle) for at least 12 months to be able to apply for a Full Licence. (With a CBT2 certificate)

Present that certificate to your local NZTA agency, complete the application phase and pay a fee (approx $50) and you will receive a Full Licence.

Time for Bike Shopping!



  CBTA Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to supply my own Motorcycle?
Yes you will need to have a LAMS (Learner Approved) Motorcycle and also display a L Plate if you are on your Learners Licence. If you don't have your own Motorcycle, there are shops that hire out to people on Learner and Restricted Licences:

Colemans Suzuki - Gundry Street, KRoad, Auckland CBD. Ph:093031786    
Cycletreads / Motorcycle Central - Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Ph:092764065
Holeshot Motorcycles - Barrys Point Road Takapuna, Ph:094896185
 
How many people are on the course?
This is strictly 1-on-1 due to the nature of the test. If you and a friend want to do it together / or share a Motorcycle, we can try to book you back-to-back.

How long does it take?
With Training, the CBTA1+ (Training and Test) takes approx 2.5 - 3hrs of riding and the CBTA2+ takes approx 2.5hrs. This includes time for paperwork and debriefing. Test only, CBTA1 takes approx 1hr, CBTA2 takes approx 30m.

What are common mistakes people make?
Not ensuring they arrive at the correct time / their Motorcycle is not Road Legal (Expired Rego / Wof). Not wearing suitable safety gear. Not displaying an L Plate (Learners Only).
Speeding. Positioning. Failing to stop or give way. Leaving lane.

I've been riding for a while, how do I know if I will be ready to take the test?
As a guide, the NZTA recommends 120hrs of road riding practise - if you are unsure of your ability or feel nervous, the training session will make you more confident, relaxed and show you what is expected of you in the test.

Is the test hard?
You will need to have a good knowledge of Road Law and Roadcraft.  Study up on the Roadcode to ensure you know the rules.  If in doubt, do the training session - we can guarantee that you will learn something!

Can I do just the test?

Yes you can do the test without training.  Make sure you read the course criteria so you know how you will be assessed.

Could I do a training session then come back the following week to do the test?

You sure can! We can organise anything to suit the individual, everyone has different needs.
Just ask :)


  More information on CBTA

CBTA Explained -
Explains the difference between the new CBTA and the standard / older 'Practical' system and the benefits involved for getting your Restricted and Full Motorcycle Licences.

CBTA Course Guide -
Important reading for those intending to do any CBTA course, gives you an understanding of what is expected for the assessment - should put your mind at ease.


 
   How do I book for a CBTA 1 or 2?

You must have or be able to provide your own road legal LAMS motorcycle for all CBTA training and tests.

If you do not have access to a Motorcycle these great dealers have rentals bikes for Learner / Restricted Riders at very good hire rates:

Colemans Suzuki   Gundry Street, KRoad, Auckland CBD. Ph:093031786
Holeshot Suzuki   Barrys Point Road Takapuna, Ph:094896185
Motorcycle Central   (Yamaha) Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Ph:092764065

Our Course Dates page shows when we are conducting the CBTA Training and Testing, we do conduct these during the weekdays Monday - Friday 3:30pm onwards, every Saturday / Sunday from 7am til 4pm.


        If you wish to book CBTA Training / Testing, please call or txt 0210334766
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