Pre-provisional course

You need to successfully complete the pre-provisional training course to progress from a learner rider licence to a P1 rider licence, if you live in an area where training is available (declared area).

About the pre-provisional course

The pre-provisional training course runs for 7 hours, and you need to provide your own motorcycle. You may be able to hire a motorcycle from the course provider, but this will need to be arranged at least 5 days ahead of your course.

At the end of the course, you’ll undertake a practical riding skills test (Motorcycle Operator Skill Test) to assess your riding ability. If you pass, you’ll be issued a Certificate of Competence, valid for 3 months.

Once you have your Certificate of Competence, go to a registry or service centre to apply for your P1 rider licence. The certificate is valid for three months. If you haven’t got your P1 rider licence before your certificate expires, you will have to do the course and practical riding skills test again.

If you passed the pre-provisional course but failed the skills test, you must pass a skills test before the three month validity of the course ends. You will be required to pay and attend a pre-provisional course if you let it expire (three months) before you pass the skills test.

Booking a course

Rider training courses held from 1 March 2018 must be booked directly with a rider training provider.

Find a rider training provider near you.

You’ll need to pay the course fee and skill test fee at the time of booking, so if you book online or by phone you'll need a credit card.

Important: If you wish to learn to ride a motor scooter, please let the training provider know when you make the booking.

Changing your booking

From 1 March 2018, you must change your booking with your training provider.

Changing your booking is subject to the terms and conditions issued by your training provider. Contact your training provider for further details.

Course fee refunds

Refunds are subject to the terms and conditions you agreed to at the time of your booking. Contact your training provider for further details.

On the day

Plan to arrive at the course location at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you arrive after the course has started, you will not be allowed to join the course. Course fees are not refundable in this situation.

You need to bring:

  • Your current learner rider licence
  • Your motorcycle. It must be registered and in roadworthy condition, with a current number plate and L plate attached. You will not be allowed to complete the course if your motorcycle is not registered, not roadworthy or not on the LAM's list.

Check with your rider training provider for details on what you need to wear and any other requirements for training.

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