Competency Based Training (CBT)

Competency Based Training (or CBT) is one of the two ways you can choose in order to gain a Certificate of Competency. The CBT allows you to undergo driving training with an Accredited Instructor who will take you step-by-step through the various driving skills you will need. In order to complete your Competency Based Training, you must successfully perform all 30 tasks with your Accredited Instructor. Upon completion, you will be issued with a Certificate of Competency.

The Tasks

The tasks in the Competency Based Training course cover a number of different areas of driving skills that you will need to develop as you learn to drive. The tasks fall into the following categories:

Upon successful completion of these tasks, you will be required to do a final drive. The final drive consists of the learner driving in medium to heavy traffic conditions whilst demonstrating their ability to drive safely and efficiently to the standard of the log book. If the learner is able to demonstrate their compliance with road craft concepts as detailed in the Log Book, they will then be issued with a Certificate of Competency, which will enable you to go to an SA Service Centre where they will generate a Provisional licence for you.

Why might Competency Based Training suit you?

Competency Based Training is generally the preferred method of learning to drive. It offers a number of benefits over the Vehicle On Road Test as it allows you be assessed as each task is completed, rather than having all tasks assessed in a single test. There is no ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ – each task can be attempted as many times as is necessary to complete.
The Competency Based Training course will suit those who wish to learn at their own pace and focus on an individual driving skill at a time. It is a structured program that will increase confidence and competency when driving and allow the learner to work progressively toward obtaining their Certificate of Competency.