Vehicle on Road Test
The VORT (Vehicle on Road Test) will test your skills and knowledge as a safe and competent driver.
Your test will take approximately 45 minutes and you will be required to demonstrate 5 low speed manoeuvres: (move off up a hill, angle park, U-turn, 3-point turn and reverse parallel park) as well as general drive.
The general drive component of your VORT will test your driving skills e.g. changing lanes, turning on and from busy roads, turning at traffic lights, negotiating roundabouts, stop and give-way signs, your interaction with other road users and the system of car control.
To pass a VORT you must demonstrate 5 low speed manoeuvres and in combination with the general drive score a pass mark of 90% or more and not breach any road law during the drive. Any breach of road law will result in an immediate fail and the test will be terminated.
If you are unsuccessful with your VORT your driving instructor will debrief you on the reason why. A copy of the test marking sheet will be given to you detailing your performance.
Choosing a VORT offers you the following options:
- The practical driving test
- may be commenced between the hours of 7.00am and 6.15pm or sunset Monday to Saturday (whichever is the earliest time) and on Sunday, between 10.00am and 7.00pm or sunset (whichever is earlier)
- may be taken on any day except Christmas Day and Good Friday
- will be conducted on an authorised VORT test route which has been designed to require most of the driving skills contained in the Competency Based Training (CBT) course
- will result in either a ‘pass’ or a ‘fail’ and is an objective testing system based on your correct responses to road and traffic condition
- You are not permitted to undertake a VORT with any Authorised Examiner who has contributed to your training. Either you or your Driving Instructor must book your VORT with an Authorised Examiner at least 2 full days prior to the date of the test. If you fail a VORT, you must wait 14 days before attempting another VORT.