The Victorian Test is designed to assess the safe driving skills of learner drivers applying for probationary licence. It is also used to assess other licence applicants who are required to take a practical driving test.
The Drive Test was developed by Vic Roads with the assistance of several Australian and international experts in novice driver safety.
The test assesses the skills required to drive safely in day to day driving tasks, taking the following into account.
Licence applicants are expected to have a high level of driving skills. The Victorian Graduated Licensing System (GLS) requires licence applicants under 21 years to hold a learner permit for at least 12 months and to accrue at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience.
During the test, the applicant is directed to drive around a fixed assessment route and asked to perform specific driving tasks (such as turns or lane changes) at various locations.
The Licence Testing Officer uses a set of specific assessments items to record how well the applicant performs each task.
The Driving Test is divided into two stages: