Motorcycle Licence Preparation Course (Check Ride)

Is This The Right Licence For You?

Anyone who obtained their Learners Permit on or after April 2nd 2016 you will be required to complete a Check Ride prior to undertaking a motorcycle licence assessment. If you obtained your Learners Permit prior to April 1st 2016 then you will not be required to complete a Check Ride (and will be eligible to undertake your motorcycle licence assessment after you have held your learners permit for a minimum of three months).

You are only required to do a single Check Ride but if you want additional training you can do as many Check Rides as you like and they are a great opportunity to ask our trainers any questions you have about your riding, and share your riding experiences with the rest of the group.

Check Rides provide a great opportunity for new learners permit holders to obtain additional rider training and riding advice. Check Rides are used to review your riding skills and prepare you for your licence training and assessment. A Check Ride involves an on-road ride and a group debrief with your trainer afterwards. During your Check Ride your trainer will guide discussions which will include on-road tactics and strategies, and safe riding skills and behaviours.

There is no minimum period after you have obtained your learners permit that you have to complete your Check Ride but you will need to successfully complete a Check Ride at least one month before the date of your motorcycle licence assessment.

You can find more detailed information about the M-GLS and how Stage 2 will affect new riders here.

You can download a printable version of Armstrongs Motorcycle Check Ride course details here.

What You'll Need

  • A current Victorian Motorcycle Learners Permit or VicRoads Learners Permit receipt which you must bring with you on the day of your Check Ride. There is no minimum time that you need to hold your learners permit but you should not have held it for longer than 14 months at the time of your Check Ride as the Check Ride must be completed a month before your Motorcycle Licence Assessment.
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence card or Car Learner Permit card brought with you on the day of your Check Ride.
  • You MUST wear appropriate clothing including a long sleeve top, long pants, and fully enclosed shoes (either boots or runners) in order to have full skin cover. If you have your own motorcycle protective gear and you wish to use it please bring it with you.

What You'll Learn

During the Check Ride students will cover the following:

  • U-Turns, Curves & Braking
  • Riding Tactics & Strategies
  • A Pre On-Road Briefing
  • On-Road Coaching
  • A Post-Check Ride Debriefing and Group Discussion

What You'll Get

  • All on-range & on-road training and testing
  • Use of one of our motorcycles if required
  • Use of a helmet, gloves, protective jacket, hi-vis vest, and wet weather gear if required
  • Certificate of Completion

What You'll Pay

Course Type Weekday Weekend
Check Rides $210* $260*

*Upon successful completion of a Check Ride Armstrongs will issue you with a Certificate of Completion. You will need to keep this and produce it when you attend your Motorcycle Licence Assessment. If you lose the certificate, and you go to another training provider to be assessed for your licence you will need to ask Armstrongs for a letter providing proof that you completed the Check Ride. A $15.00 discount will apply to those students wishing to use their own motorcycle. Please advise Armstrongs at the time of booking and to confirm that your motorcycle meets minimum performance requirements to satisfy VicRoads on-road assessment criteria.

Questions? Call us on 03 9464 6464 or Request a Booking