Assessment routes

During a CBTA assessment, you’ll need to ride around a predefined assessment route.

Your riding skills will be assessed through the entire duration of the assessment ride (including mounting and dismounting). At any given time during the assessment, you’ll need to perform one of the seven riding tasks outlined below.

Assessment structure

Learner stage (Class 6R CBTA) course assessment - will take between 50-60 minutes riding time, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of your riding skills in both urban and higher speed zone areas.

Restricted stage (Class 6F CBTA) course assessment - will take between 25-30 minutes riding time, mostly in higher speed zone areas.

The assessment is conducted as one continuous ride, but you might need to pull over during the assessment on one or more occasions to allow the assessor to update the assessment score sheet.

During the assessment, you won’t receive any feedback, coaching or training from the assessor. Once the assessment ride is complete, they’ll give you feedback, and let you know if you’ve passed or failed the assessment.

Riding tasks

At any given time during the assessment, your performance in one of the follow seven riding tasks will be assessed:

  • moving in
  • riding straight
  • riding a curve
  • riding through an intersection
  • overtaking
  • turning back
  • moving out.

CBTA riding tasks described in more detail

Riding competencies

Where applicable, the following competencies will be assessed during each riding task:

  • looking
  • scanning/mirrors
  • head check
  • communication
  • consideration/courtesy
  • positioning
  • speed management
  • progression
  • stability/smoothness
  • following distance
  • other illegal.

CBTA riding competencies described in more detail

Immediate failure errors

To ensure safety, where your riding action creates immediate or potential danger to you or other road users, the assessment will be terminated immediately.

The following immediate failure errors are assessed throughout the ride:

  • falls off
  • obey
  • intervention
  • leaving lane
  • give way
  • excessive speed
  • collision
  • fail to stop
  • dangerous position
  • other dangerous action.

CBTA immediate failure errors described in more detail