How early should I arrive at the course?
Plan to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled course start time. Applicants who arrive after the course has started will not be allowed to join the course and will forfeit their fees and be required to re-book before re-attending training. Courses must start on time. To include those who arrive late would require the instructor to restart the course, disrupting the training and inconveniencing other participants.
Will I need to provide Proof of Identity?
You will not be permitted to participate in rider training courses without providing adequate Proof of Identity such as current photo driver’s licence. For other acceptable forms of identity see Proof of Identity (link).
What must I wear during the training?
- Approved Helmet. (The Australian Standards AS1698 sticker must be displayed upon the helmet.)
- Gloves (full fingered motorcycle gloves preferred).
- Long sleeved jacket or jersey made of a sturdy material such as leather or denim. Arms, back and chest must be fully covered.
- Long pants made of a sturdy material such as leather or denim. Legs must be fully covered.
- Boots or sturdy shoes (no high heels).
- Wet weather riding gear, depending on conditions.
- Bring a hat and sunglasses.
Helmet, gloves and wet weather riding gear are provided on the pre-learner course but not the pre-provisional course.
If it’s raining, will the course still be on?
Yes. If you do not attend the training centre you will forfeit the fee. If a course is postponed due to extreme climatic conditions (eg: cyclone, floods etc), course applicants will be notified by the training provider.
Can I change my course booking?
Bookings can be changed provided two clear working days notice (excluding weekends and public holidays) is given. No attempt should be made to change bookings with the training provider because all bookings have to be authorised by Roads and Maritime Services.
What about scooter and automatic only licences?
Riders of automatic motorcycles under 160ml are exempt from the pre-provisional course. However, they are required to attend and pass the pre-learner course and the MOST. Riders of automatic motorcycles larger than 160ml will have their licence endorsed with a condition: “May only ride automatic motorcycles”. This condition will be valid until an unrestricted licence is issued.
What motorcycles can I ride?
In NSW, holders of learner and provisional motorcycle licenses are not permitted to ride a motorcycle with an engine capacity exceeding 660ml or with a power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kilowatts per tonne. Motorcycles must also be approved by Roads and Maritime Services. The list of Approved Motorcycles for Novice Riders will tell you which motorcycles are learner-approved.
Can I hire a motorcycle to do the course?
A motorcycle will be supplied when you attend pre-learner training.
You will need to provide or hire a motorcycle for your pre-provisional training and testing. Motorcycles can usually be hired from the course provider, however you will need to arrange hire about five days before your course.
If I have a physical impairment can I obtain a motorcycle licence?
Most likely. However you should discuss your condition with your doctor. A medical certificate may also have to be supplied to Roads and Maritime Services.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be given for the following reasons:
- Lateness in attending the course
- Proof of identity issues
- Problems with mechanical fitness or type of motorcycle
- Delays in traffic/motor vehicle accidents
- Inclement weather conditions