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Choosing a VORT offers the following

The VORT or CBT&A Last Training Session may be taken at any time except:

  • Christmas Day and Good Friday;
  • before 7.30 am or after 6.30 pm from 1 September to 31 March
  • before 7.30 am or after 4.15 pm from 1 April to 31 August
  • before 10 a.m. on Public Holidays or Sundays for class car,

The VORT will be conducted on a test route set by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.  The test route is designed  to enable you to demonstrate safe operation of a motor vehicle and interaction with other road users in a range of situations.

The VORT will result in either a 'pass' or a 'fail' and is an objective testing system based on your responses to road and traffic conditions.

You are not permitted to undertake a VORT with any Authorised Examiner who has contributed to your training within the last six months.  An Authorised Examiner must book your VORT at least two full days prior to the date of the test.

If you are the holder of a Learner's Permit and fail a VORT, you must wait at least 14 days before attempting another VORT.

VORT Recording Sheet

During the VORT the Authorised Examiner will record your performance on a VORT recording sheet (below).


The examiner must provide you with a copy of the VORT recording sheet at the conclusion of your test regardless of whether you pass or fail.

The VORT recording sheet is broken in to four sections.

Section 1 will identify breaches of road law. If you breach a road law during your VORT the Authorised Examiner will cease marking  and direct you back to the start point.

Section 2 you must demonstrate each of the following 5 manoeuvres.

  • Parallel Parking
  • Angle Parking
  • Moving Off
  • U-Turn
  • 3 Point Turn

Each correct manoeuvre scores 2 marks, for a total score of 10%

Section 3 is comments about your General Drive.  Refer to the Driving section for an explanation of these terms.

Section 4 records how well you can drive. Faults will be detailed in the General Drive comments section. You may score a maximum of 90% for your general driving ability. If the test is terminated through an Immediate Fail Item, 2 horizontal lines are placed in this section to identify where the breach occurred.


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