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This guide provides detailed information about the full licence practical driving test.
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This section provides detailed information about the Full Licence Test (FLT). It is designed to inform drivers who have passed their restricted licence, about the requirements of the FLT.
To pass the FLT, an applicant must demonstrate safe decision-making, observance of road rules, a high standard of car-handling skills and ability to identify and apply the correct driving response to any hazards encountered.
Before beginning the FLT, the TO will: check the applicant’s identity, conduct a pre-drive safety check and conduct an in-vehicle safety check.
Some tasks may be assessed more than once and may be assessed at intersection types that differ from those shown in this section.
Each task assessment item assesses one aspect of driving performance during the execution of an assessable task at a specific location on the test route.
A critical error is a serious driving error that does not meet the conditions for an immediate failure error.
Immediate failure errors are recorded at any time they occur during the test regardless of whether or not the applicant was undertaking an assessable task at the time of the error.