You need to learn the same driving skills for both, but the kind of assessment you will have to undertake to obtain your Ps in SA is different for each one of them.
CBT&A (Logbook) – Competency Based Training
What is CBT&A?
It stands for Competency Based Training & Assessment, commonly known as”Log Book” training. When you are competent in doing any task from the CBT section of your Log Book, it gets “ticked off” in the book, and that is how you progress towards your Final Task. When you are ready for your Final Task or Task 30 of the Log Book, you get officially booked for it through Transport SA and it consists of a general drive assessment.
With whom do I do my Final of the “Log Book”?
You do your Final Task with the SAME SA Government accredited instructor with whom you were having your driving lessons.
What score do I need to achieve to pass my Log Book Final?
In the Final Task the score for the Road Rules has to be 100%, and 80% for the system of car control, rules of steering, braking, acceleration and observation.
Should I do CBT&A if I am already experienced in driving?
CBT is not just for absolute beginners. If you are a more advanced learner, you will get recognition of the prior learning and finish your course much faster.
VORT – Vehicle on Road Test
What is VORT?
It stands for Vehicle On Road Test. It is a thorough assessment of your driving skills and consists of a general drive and a proper demonstration of 5 slow-speed driving maneuvers.
Who can assess me for VORT?
You have to organize it with a SA Government authorised instructor who is accredited to conduct VORT tests and who did not give you any driving lessons.
What score do I need to achieve to pass my VORT?
You have to achieve 100% for the Australian Road Rules and 90% as a total score consisting of the marks for the system of car control, rules of steering, braking, acceleration and observation + marks for 5 slow maneuvers.
What are 5 slow speed maneuvers?
5 slow speed maneuvers are: moving off from the left curb, U-turn in traffic, 90 degrees angle park, three-point turn, and reverse parallel parking with proper rules and sequences applied.
Can I go for my VORT without having any formal driving lessons?
You can go for you VORT without any lessons, but it is highly recommended to have some driving lessons to get ready and understand the passing merits you need to meet in order to be successful.