Motorcycle Check Ride

If you obtained your learner permit prior to 1st April 2016 then you are not required to complete a check ride, although it is strongly encouraged, as the changes to the licence course place more emphasis on roadcraft skills and road rules.

If you obtained your learner permit on or after 2nd April 2016, you will be required to complete a check ride prior to undertaking your licence assessment.

You are only required to do a single check ride, but you can do as many check rides as you like as they provide a great opportunity for new learners to obtain additional rider training and riding advice. Check rides are used to review your riding skills and prepare you for your licence training and assessment. A check ride involves an on-road ride and a group debrief with your trainer afterwards. During your check ride your trainer will guide discussions which will include on-road tactics and strategies, and safe riding skills and behaviours.

There is no minimum waiting period after you have obtained your learner permit before you complete your check ride, but you will need to have successfully completed a check ride at least one month prior to the date of your motorcycle licence assessment.

Courses go ahead regardless of the weather

 

What You’ll Need

A current Victorian motorcycle learner permit or VicRoads learner permit receipt which you must bring with you on the day of your check ride. 

A current Victorian drivers licence card or car learner permit card brought with you on the day of your check ride.

You MUST wear appropriate clothing including a long sleeve top, long pants, and fully enclosed shoes (either boots or runners) in order to have full skin cover. If you have your own motorcycle protective gear you are encouraged to bring it with you to wear.

Wet weather gear should the days forecast indicate rain.

Your own registered LAMS approved motorcycle will help you feel more comfortable riding. If you don’t own a motorcycle, you can hire one for the check ride – please advise at time of booking.

What You’ll Learn

During the check ride participants will cover the following:

U-turns, curves and braking

Riding tactics and strategies

A pre on-road briefing

On-road coaching

A post-check ride debriefing and group discussion

Other Info

All on-range & on-road training and assessment

Use of a helmet, gloves, protective jacket and hi-vis vest (if required)

Certificate of completion

 

Cost

Check Ride:          $200

Motorcycle Hire:   $50/day

Upon successful completion of a check ride, participants will be issued with a certificate of completion, which will need to be kept and produced when you attend your motorcycle licence assessment. Should you choose to undergo your motorcycle licence assessment with another training provider and you lose your certificate of completion, you will need to a letter from QMT providing proof that you have completed the check ride.


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