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 test (the 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.

Booking a course

Find a rider training provider near you.

Once you’ve found a convenient training centre, you can book

You’ll need to pay the course 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 us know when you make the booking.

Changing your booking

You can change your booking, provided you give at least 2 clear working days’ notice.

Phone Roads and Maritime Services on 13 22 13 to change a booking – do not change the booking directly with the training provider. All bookings must be managed by Roads and Maritime.

Course fee refunds

There are no refunds in the following situations:

  • Lateness in attending the course
  • Proof of identity issues
  • Problems with mechanical (or other) fitness of the motorcycle
  • Delays caused by traffic or motor vehicle incidents
  • Bad weather conditions.

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 booking receipt
  • 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 and roadworthy.

You need to wear:

  • Jeans, leather or other sturdy pants
  • Boots or sturdy shoes
  • Long sleeved leather, denim or other sturdy long sleeved jacket
  • Gloves
  • Approved helmet. The Australian Standards AS1698 sticker must be displayed on the helmet
  • A hat and sunglasses.
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