VORT (Vehicle on the Road Test): How much would it cost you?

Want to learn how to drive and be the best rider on the road? Before you can do that, you need to pass the vehicle on the road test (VORT) first. This is an exam you need to pass in achieving your provincial license. How much would VORT cost you? Let’s see.

VORT (Vehicle on the Road Test) is an examination aimed to test knowledge and skills as a driver. It is geared to find out if you are skilled and competent enough for safe driving on the road. The test takes around 45 minutes and administered by a licensed motor-driving instructor. During the exam, you will be asked to demonstrate your skills in 5 low speed maneuvers as well as general drive. Low speed maneuvers may include moving off a hill, U-turn, angle drive, and other driving skills you will need to be careful about. General drive will test how well your skills are in changing lanes, turning on and about in a busy road, turning at traffic lights, the car control system as well as how you interact with other vehicle users. To pass the VORT, you need an average of 90% or more. If you pass, the instructor will give you a Certificate of Competency.

Now, for your driving instructor, it is your job to choose the right one. VORT instructors/ examiners are required to show their instructor’s license while they conduct your test.  But if they don’t, there is nothing wrong in asking about them.  You should always ask if your instructor is entitled to conduct your training. It is important that you do so. If the instructor is not entitled, then whatever the result of your VORT will not be honored and you will not be able to acquire your P1 license much less your full license.

In Australia, it is standard that you have to pay for an annual license fee of around 28$ plus another 15$ for administration fee. The cost of VORT, however, is often set by your driving instructor. The rates of the test vary, but you can expect it to be around 120$ or so. For more information about driving lesson booking click here.