The Q-Ride pre-learner course is designed to help new riders gain basic riding knowledge and motorcycle handling skills in a safe environment before learning to ride on the road. Designed for people with no riding experience the course covers the basics of riding including protective gear, riding curves, controlled braking and good road-craft.
The course aims to:
- Ensure learner riders have the knowledge and skills to manage routine riding situations under supervision
- Instil good riding attitudes
- Minimise the likelihood of harm due to inadequate riding knowledge or skills
Enrolling in our Q-Ride pre-learner course
You can enrol in AMT’s Q-Ride pre-learner course if you hold a provisional, probationary or open car licence and have held the licence for at least 1 year.
Completing our Q-Ride pre-learner course
During the course you will need to demonstrate your competency on a learner approved motorcycle – provided by us or you may bring your own. When you have been assessed as having acquired the required competencies, the Australian Motorcycle Training will issue you with a competency declaration (Q-Ride certificate). Be aware that your competency declaration is not a licence.
Getting Your License
Once we have notified the Department of Transport and Main Roads that you have successfully completed the course you can take the motorcycle knowledge test online and automatically have the class RE learner added to your licence.
You can also take your competency declaration to a transport and motoring customer service centre and register it yourself – this will also allow you to take the test online. If you choose to do this you will also need to bring a completed driver licence application/renewal form and your evidence of identity into the customer service centre.
Your competency declaration is only valid for 1 year from the date of issue. If you do not take and pass the motorcycle knowledge test and have the RE learner added to your licence within 1 year, it will expire and you will need to do the Q-Ride course again to get a new competency declaration.
Motorcycle knowledge test
You will only be able to take the motorcycle knowledge test online if you have already completed the Q-Ride pre-learner course or have been granted an exemption from it. Once you pass and pay for your knowledge test, your driver licence will have the RE learner licence added to it and a new driver licence will be sent to you.
*** This information is taken directly from the Queensland Government website and will be updated if policy changes.