ACT LOG BOOK COMPETENCIES

Each learner driver is issued with a Log Book and a publication titled “Towards your P’s”. The Log Book covers 23 competencies and 2 reviews required to achieve the ACT Government Standard. These are the competencies that must be demonstrated under either the CBT&A scheme or the one-off test.

The Towards your P’s booklet is a tremendously useful publication for a learner as it sets our detailed notes of what is required for each competency. 

The Log Book Competencies are summarised below:
Task 1 Good understanding of the controls
Task 2 Cabin drill
Task 3 Starting up procedure
Task 4 Moving off procedure
Task 5 Correct and smooth operation of gears
Task 6 Steering control
Task 7 Turns, left and right
Task 8 Speed control
Task 9 Slowing procedures
Task 10 Stopping procedures
Task 11 Hill starts
Task 12 Give way rules
Task 13 Reversing
Task 14 Right angle parking
Task 15 Reverse parallel parking
Task 16 U-turns
Task 17 Turning around in the road (3-point turn)
Revision point one
Task 18 Lane changing, merging and entering freeways
Task 19 Overtaking
Task 20 Observation skills
Task 21 Compliance with the system of vehicle control
Task 22    Vulnerable Road Users
Revision point two
Task 23 Driving on busy and unfamiliar roads

How many driving lessons to complete the ACT Log Book?

The number of driving lessons required to complete the ACT Log Book depends entirely on the skills, capacity to learn practical methods and the quality of practice between driving lessons of the individual learner. 

It takes at least 7 lessons to complete the ACT log book, average is 10 to 15 lessons.

You can improve skills, and reduce the number of driving lessons required, through good quality, frequent and relevant driving practice, which will be influenced by your supervising driver.

Which system is better, ACT LOG BOOK OR TEST?

In our experience competency based training and assessment (CBT&A) is the best method to ensure a structured and progressive skills development. starting training as soon as practicable after getting your learner's licence ensures the best outcomes. Read our free eBook about the 5 Benefits of the ACT Log Book system. 

Where a learner is confident, gets quality practice and direction, and seeks professional lessons when needed, the one off Government Test may be most suitable. For international licence holders the one off Government Test is usually the best option. And for mature learner drivers the CBT&A method is the best option. 

Regardless of which method you may wish to take, we do recommend our learners to bring their Official ACT Log Book to each driving lesson for completion. The Log Book may be completed even if a one off test attempt is unsuccessful.

We summarise the key points below:
  • We can deliver both the CBT&A (Log Book method) and training for the one off test.
  • The standard that is required is the same under both methods.
  • The methods are not mutually exclusive, which means that the log book approach can be done as well as attempting the one off test.
  • The log book method comprises 23 competencies and 2 reviews.
  • The ADI cannot assess and teach the same competency in a single lesson.
  • A review lesson cannot take place prior to36 hours after completion of the final competency within that review.
  • The final drive cannot take place prior to36 hours after completion of the Second Review.
  • A final drive is required to be notified to the regulator with 1 public service working days notice.
Always feel free to call us on 1300 922 797 or email us for advice or to discuss any questions you may have about licencing.

Always feel free to call us on 1300 922 797 or email us for advice or to discuss any questions you may have about licencing.

Always feel free to call us on 1300 922 797 or email us for advice or to discuss any questions you may have about licencing.

       
 
Call us on 1300 922 797 or 02 6259 4053 to schedule a driving lesson.

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