On 1st March 2014 CBTA (Competency Based Training and Assessment) was introduced to the motorcycle licensing system.

This means motorcyclists now have another option when choosing how to get their motorcycle licence.

You still have the option of going through the AAVTNZ or VINZ also but CBTA is the preferred process which also ensures that you are riding at your best!

What are the benefits of CBTA?

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

  • CBTA is the only way you can reduce the time you spend on the Learner and Restricted licenses.
  • Become part of a new generation of highly skilled motorcyclists.  CBTA encourages upskilling through the license process and helps identify high-risk riding behaviours which in turn will help ensure your safety and that of other road users.
  • Dan Ornsby Motorcycle Training offers 2 options for training to help prepare for the assessment.  Although the training isn’t compulsory it is recommended and we have options for every budget.  We have one on one training for those with limited time and Ride Forever subsidised training for those who want to take the time to gain the required skills but don’t want to break the bank doing so.  If you choose to do your pre assessment training with us we can guarantee that you will leave the training feeling confident and prepared.
  • You will be assessed by a professional motorcyclist, not a testing officer who may never have ridden a motorcycle.


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