The final competency assessment(FCA) is the student's final assessment which goes for a minimum of 45 minutes.
The Final Competency cannot commence without the Applicant first attaining a Certificate of Attendance awarded by their first Assessor upon having successfully completed competencies 1-15 of the Assessment Criteria.
The FCA, when conducted from 1st July 2015, will be filmed for auditing purposes.
The video film will be sent to the RTO for auditing purposes and later sent to the Roads & Maritime Services, if required.
The FCA Route
The route will include a sufficient degree of gradient to allow for a comprehensive test of gear changing and the hill stop/start. Where this is not possible, alternative assessment methods will be used.
An FCA Assessment will include road and traffic conditions which include medium to heavy traffic. The definition of medium to high traffic means that there is at least a 70 per cent chance of the vehicle interacting with another vehicle or road user.
As of the 1st July 2015, the RMS have introduced the use of video cameras for the final assessment.
The video cameras will record what is happening inside the cabin of the vehicle and outside with all sound and comments recorded. The camera is also fitted with GPS Tracking.
Video footage has to be passed on to the Registered Training Organisation within 24 hours for auditing prior to being passed onto the RMS.
If the applicant is deemed to be "not competent" during the assessment, the assessment will finish and training will commence until 4:00pm, working on the areas that the client was not yet satisfactory in.
The applicant will then be required to re-book another day to be trained further or re-assessed at a further cost of $110 per hour. The re-assessment will be for a minimum of 4 hours.