FAQs about the full test

Ready for your final test? We have the answers to some of the top questions we get about the full test.

How does the Testing Officer decide if I pass or fail the full licence test?

Take a look at our guide to What happens during the full test for information on how the Testing Officer decides whether you've passed or failed.

What do I have to do in the full licence test?

The assessable tasks in the full test are similar to those in the restricted test, but the full test is shorter and there’s no reverse parallel park. You’ll also need to do tasks that include hazard detection and response.

You can find out more about what to expect in our guide to What happens during the full test.

What hazards do I have to identify in the full licence test?

You should identify any hazards that are moving or potentially moving that you could realistically have a collision with. This could be a car coming towards you, or a person stepping out between parked cars.

Things that don't have the potential to move, like road cones or street lamps, aren't considered hazards. Neither are things that you wouldn't realistically have a collision with, like an empty parked car.

On the other hand, a parked car with a driver behind the wheel has the potential to pull into your lane, so would be considered a hazard.

What do I have to say when I'm identifying hazards in the full licence test?      

You'll be required to name the hazard and identify the correct response to that hazard. Basically, you should say what the hazard is, and then say what you are doing to reduce your risk of a crash.

The Testing Officer is just looking for a few words. For example: “Car on the right. I’m giving way”.

You can see more examples of this in the full licence test video.

If my restricted licence says I can only drive an automatic, can I sit the full licence test in a manual?

You can do the full licence test in a manual even if you did your restricted in an automatic. Once you’ve passed your full licence test, you'll be allowed to drive an automatic or a manual, regardless of which type of car you sat your test in.   

Is a parallel park part of the full licence test?

No. The reverse parallel park is only required in the restricted test.

What's the difference between a rolling stop and a complete stop at a stop sign?

A rolling stop is an incomplete stop at a stop sign. It's where you slow down and pause, but don't come to a complete stop (with the wheels motionless).

You should always come to a complete stop at stop signs, so that you have time to do a thorough check for traffic before you pull out. 

In the full licence a rolling stop is an Immediate Fail Error.

Where can I find out more information on the full test? 

For more information on the full licence test you can download the Full Licence Test Guide.

What's next?

After you pass the full test

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