All of our CBTA and Onroad courses require the student to supply their own LAMS legal motorcycle.
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 comes into effect from the 1st March 2014.
Instead of taking a practical test with a Testing Officer 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 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.
What are the benefits of doing the CBT?
If you choose the CBTA option, there are a number of
It can reduce the
time it takes you to gain your restricted and/or full motorcycle licence
the CBTA course is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time
during the learner and restricted
improves your riding skill levels by targeting high-risk riding behaviours,
which allows for a safer road system for you and other road users
you choose 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
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 and on some selected evenings so you don't have to take time off work to get through your licence
It has made the Riding Schools a 'One-Stop Shop' for their customers - From Learning to Ride courses up to attaining a Full Licence.
More information on CBTA
CBT 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 CBT course, gives you an
understanding of what is expected for the assessment - should put your
mind at ease.
CBT 1 Learner - Restricted
The CBTA1 is for those who already hold a Learners Licence and are ready to apply for the Restricted Licence.
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 - The actual ride - Onroad assessment approx 1hour for CBT1 - Then a debrief / issuing of certificate if successful or training plan
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 and you will receive a Restricted Licence.
Say goodbye to that L Plate!
Ready to progress from your Learners to a Restricted Licence? Just the CBT1 Test Itself - $180
If you require / would like some training before taking the test, 1 hour training + CBT1 Test - $280
CBT 2 Restricted - Full
The CBTA2 is for those already on their Restricted Licence and want to achieve their Full Licence.
To complete a CBT2 Assessment Test you must have held your 6R (Restricted Motorcycle) for at least 12 months.
One of the great benefits of completing a CBT2 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 - The actual ride - Onroad assessment approx 30mins for CBT2 - Then a debrief / issuing of certificate if successful or training plan
Once you have successfully completed the CBT2
(Restricted - Full) the Instructor will issue you with a certificate
that you present to your local NZTA agency, complete the application phase and you will receive a Full Licence.
Time for Bike Shopping!
On your Restricted and ready to go for the Full Licence? Just the CBT2 Test Itself - $160
If you require / would like some training before sitting the test, 1 hour training then the test CBT2 PLUS - $260
How do I book for a CBT 1 or 2?
You must have or be able to provide your own road legal LAMS motorcycle for all CBT training and tests.
If you do not have access to a Motorcycle, Colemans Suzuki PH:093031786 Auckland CBD, has Motorcycles for hire (from one day to weekly/monthly hire) as cheap as $70!
We are now taking bookings for CBT 1 and CBT 2 courses. Our course dates page shows when we are conducting the CBT Training and Testing, unfortunately we do not conduct these during the weekday due to other commitments.
To arrange a booking see our Contacts page to either Email or Call us.
Are you worried about riding on the road for the first time? We conduct one-on-one onroad training for the nervous rider!
Wondering how well you will do for your Restricted or Full Licence Tests? We can conduct onroad assessments of your riding BEFORE you take your test!
This is ideal for those who are nervous or worried about venturing out on the road. We can help you find confidence in your riding and teach you some vital road riding skills!
You must have your own road legal Motorcycle and appropriate Licence (6L/6R/6F)
We can come to your place and get you settled into riding your own machine or arrange to meet at a central point*
Our rates are: $100 p/h or $180 for 2hrs
Contact Us - To discuss a lesson and time to suit your needs
*Within the Auckland City Boundary, conditions apply.
Confident Rider Course
Due to popular demand, Ridertraining NZ has brought back the 5-hour ‘Confident Rider’ practical course targeting the New and Inexperienced Rider.
The first half of the course will be practicing basic but essential
motorcycling skills in a large safe carpark, with the other half
finishing as an onroad coaching session. This includes a practice Restricted / Full Licence test course.
All types of Motorcycles are welcome (must be Class 6 - larger than 50cc). This is limited to 6 riders per course.
Next Intake / Session Dates:
Sunday 23rd March 9am - 2pm Sunday 4th May 9am - 2pm
Contact Us to secure a spot in one of our Confident Rider courses
The course will cost $120 per rider for the 5 hours* 3 Hours Carpark Training - Slow Speed Skills 2 Hrs Onroad Coaching / Restricted and Full Licence Test Prep
*Can sometimes go over time due to having too much fun at either the slow speed skills or the Open road segment.
Suitable for those who are:
- Not confident in your riding? - Want to improve your Low Speeding Handling Skills? - Nervous on Roundabouts or U-Turns? - On a Learner / Restricted and want to prep for their onroad test - Have recently acquired a Full License - Riders wanting to brush up on their skills prior to Restricted / Full Tests
What we will cover:
- Safety Check of your Motorcycle / Riding gear - Slow Speed Handling Skills - Counter-steering - Emergency Stopping - + Many discussion topics - Onroad Coaching Session - Mixture of Urban / Country riding (Licence Test Practice) - Ability to pick the Instructors brain for info
What we will need from you:
- You must have your own bike suitable to your license requirements (including L plate for Learners) - Your bike MUST have a current WOF and Registration. - You must feel comfortable to ride @ 80kph+ - Bring a drink / snack as no lunch is provided. (Petrol Station just down the road) - Make sure you have a full tank of gas before we start
If there is severe weather, the course will be postponed to a further date. If there is light rain, then you will learn more about safe
riding in poor weather conditions.
Come and have some fun with us and meet other like-minded people! Our training days are designed to be fun, NOT boring and dull.