The Q-Ride restricted (RE) course is designed to help learner riders further develop their riding knowledge and skills. Designed for riders who have completed the Q-Ride pre-learner course and have some riding experience, this course reviews and builds on the pre-learner course to further develop your riding knowledge and skills.

The course aims to:

  • Ensure riders have the knowledge and skills to manage riding situations unsupervised
  • Reinforce good riding attitudes
  • Minimise the likelihood of harm due to inadequate knowledge, skills, or risk management.

Enrolling in our Q-Ride restricted (RE) course

You can enrol in AMT’s Q-Ride restricted (RE) course after you have held your RE learner licence for at least 3 months (at least 1 year if you got an exemption from the pre-learner course). If you received your RE learner licence before 1 October 2016, there is no minimum time that you must hold your learner licence before you are eligible to do the Q-Ride restricted course.

Completing our Q-Ride restricted (RE) 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.

Upgrading Your License

Once we have notified the Department of Transport and Main Roads that you have successfully completed the course you can apply for your RE provisional or open licence online.

You can also take your competency declaration to a transport and motoring customer service centre and register it yourself. 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 upgrade to an RE provisional or open licence within 1 year, it will expire and you will need to do the Q-Ride course again to get a new competency declaration.

There is no fee to upgrade your licence. However you will have to pay a fee if you are renewing your licence at the same time.

*** This information is taken directly from the Queensland Government website and will be updated if policy changes.