C.B.T.A – Competency Based Training & Assessment

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 on our roads.

What are the benefits of CBTA?

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

  • It can reduce the time it takes you to gain your restricted and/or full motorcycle license – completing the CBTA course is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during the learner and restricted license stages
  • It improves your riding skill levels by targeting high-risk riding behaviors, which allows for a safer road system for you and other road users
  • If 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 safer. These improvements will help prepare you for the CBTA assessment, and help you make smarter choices on the road.

Competency Based Training Assessments.

Option 1 – CBTA 2/3 hour Block 1-2 people

Option 2 – CBTA Full Day (5 hours) up to 4 people

Prices from $150 (depending on the course)

This course is offered as a 5 hour, group or 2 hour one on one session and covers all aspects of the 6R and 6F Assessment requirements. The course will also include identifying safety awareness for pre-ride checks ie Tyre condition, Drive chain condition, Basic awareness of how to identify other aspects of bike which may need maintenance attention as it may affect the safe operation of the bike.

At the completion of this course you along with your instructor will cover aspects of your Road Craft and any areas that you may need to focus on so you can confidently progress onto your next stage of license.

    • CBTA Option 1


      $160 Per Person

      1 person-2 hours, 2 people-3 hours
      • Maximum of 2 people

        LAMS bikes available to hire

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    • CBTA Option 2


      $150 Per Person

      Full Day ( 5 Hours )
      • Minimum of 3 people

        LAMS bikes available to hire

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To get or renew your driver licence or a licence endorsement you need to apply in person at an NZ Transport Agency driver licensing agent.

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