New CBTA motorcycle licence system started 1st March 2014.

Competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) from 1 March 2014 means motorcyclists will have another option when choosing how to get their motorcycle licence.

You will still have the option of going through the AA or VTNZ( See bottom of page)

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 licence - Completing the CBTA course is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during the learner and restricted licence stagesand restricted to full stages.
  • It improves your riding skill levels by targeting high-risk riding behaviours, which allows for a safer road system for you and other road users.
  • It is a way you can progress through the licence system while lifting your riding skills at the same time.
  • The assessors at Mainland Motorcycle School have been on bikes for years, and race road bike, so have a wealth of knowledge to pass on.
  • If you choose to do your pre assessment  training with  Mainland Motorcycle School's approved  CBTA assessors, you will  get feedback on your riding skills from the ones that will conduct the assessment 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. At the end of the training you will have very good knowledge of what is involved in the assessment and if you are ready to take the assessment or need more training or more  time on a bike before the assessment.
  • You will be trained and assessed by motorcycle riders on roads for motorcycles, not by testing officers that may never have riden before, so you know at the end you are at the standard you should be to ride safely.

Click here>> for more info to get your restricted licecne.

Click here>> for more info to get your full licecne.

 


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Step 1: Learners motorcycle licence.  

1) Complete Basic handling Test with us. (Practical part of licence.) Training provided.

2) Complete theory test with AA or VTNZ to gain licence.

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New CBTA (Competency Based Training and Assessment) Restricted Licence available.

No waiting period between your learners and restricted licence.

L_plate.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Mainland Motorcycle School has two NZTA approved CBTA instructors and assessors for gaining your restricted licence. A new course has been developed by NZTA to lift the skills of riders and reduce the time required between licence stages as it will be based on competency rather than time periods.

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Step 3: Full Licence

 

New CBTA (Competency Based Training and Assessment) Full Licence available.

Reduce the time from your restricted to full licence by 6months.

licence-600.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Mainland Motorcycle School has two NZTA approved CBTA instructors and assessors for gaining your full licence. A new course has been developed by NZTA to lift the skills of riders and reduce the time required between licence stages as it will be based on competency rather than time periods.

Note: This course can be done anytime during your restricted to full licence period, you just can't present the certificate to AA or VTNZ until the 12month period on your restricted is completed.

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You will still have the option of completing the licence system with the AA or VTNZ. See diagram below.

The disadvantage of using the AA or VTNZ is you are assessed under the old system by a testing officer that may or may not have ever ridden a bike before in their lives and under the system NZTA are moving away from as it does not assess a riders ability to ride in the real riding situations and you have no feedback as to what you can do to ride safer and with more skills. (You do need to be a better rider than car driver.)

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