The three Q-Ride courses, pre-learner, restricted (RE) and unrestricted (R), form a holistic competency-based training and assessment program. The courses are delivered by Q-Ride training providers, accredited by TMR.
You must undertake the Q-Ride courses to progress through the motorcycle licensing system if you live within a 100km radius of a Q-Ride training area.
Q-Ride training providers set their own course fees. It is recommended that you contact a number of Q-Ride training providers to choose a provider that best suits your location, learning style and budget. A full list of Q-Ride training providers can be found at www.qld.gov.au/transport.
The Q-Ride Pre-Learner Course is designed to help you 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 is conducted entirely off-road encompassing theory elements, demonstrations, coaching and riding practice. The course covers the basics of riding including protective gear, riding curves, controlled braking
and good roadcraft.
The course aims to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to manage routine riding situations under supervision, to instil good riding attitudes, and to minimise the likelihood of harm due to inadequate riding knowledge or skills.
Restricted (RE) course
The Q-Ride Restricted (RE) Course is designed to help you further develop your riding knowledge and skills.
Designed for people who have completed the pre-learner course and have some riding experience, the course is split between off-road and on-road activities. The course reviews and builds on the pre-learner course to further develop your knowledge and skills.
The course aims to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to manage riding situations unsupervised, to reinforce good riding attitudes and to minimise the likelihood of harm due to inadequate knowledge, skills, or risk management.
Unrestricted (R) course
The Q-Ride Unrestricted (R) Course is designed to reinforce your riding knowledge and skills, and further develop your higher order cognitive skills and risk management strategies. Designed for people who have completed the restricted course and have significant riding experience, the course is conducted predominantly on-road. After an off-road check to ensure you can safely be taken on-road, the course consists of on-road riding interspersed with stops to provide coaching and discuss safe riding behaviours and strategies.
The course aims to enhance and reinforce your riding knowledge and skills to effectively manage riding situations on a more powerful motorcycle, to reinforce good riding attitudes and to minimise the likelihood of harm due to inappropriate riding skills, behaviours or risk management.
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