Make sure you are well prepared before attending the motorcycle RiderSafe basic training course.
Booking into a RiderSafe basic training course
For information about booking into a course go to Applying for a motorcycle licence.
What to bring to the course
You cannot use your own motorcycle in the basic course, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
A motorcycle and helmet are provided. If you prefer, you may wear your own approved helmet.
You must bring the following items otherwise you cannot participate and will need to make another booking:
- clothing - long sleeved top, full length pants, enclosed shoes (no sandals, thongs or heels)
- signature identification (student ID card, credit card or driver’s licence)
- course payment receipt.
What will the course involve?
The RiderSafe basic training course consists of two half-day sessions. During the course, you will learn basic motorcycle operating and manoeuvring skills in a safe, off-road environment.
Day one: The first day of training covers basic motorcycle control skills, including:
- riding in a straight line
- basic braking
- gear shifting
- bike control theory.
If the instructor determines that you have not reached the practical standard during the day you can be asked to repeat the session.
Day two: The second day of training involves interacting with other motorcycles on the riding range and covers more advanced motorcycle control theory and traffic skills.
A practical skills assessment will be conducted at the end of the day.
If you fail the courses, you are allowed two additional attempts at no extra charge.
After successfully completing the course, you can apply for a learner’s permit.
On this site
Applying for a motorcycle licence
The Rider's Handbook