Motorcycle Learners Permit Course

Step 1 – Get Your Learners Permit

On March 19, 2016 Stage 2 of the new VicRoads Motorcycle Graduated Licensing System (M-GLS) commenced.  The M-GLS was introduced in order to provide new riders with an appropriate level of training for on-road riding.

Under the M-GLS, in order to obtain a motorcycle learners permit you must complete a standardised and compulsory 2 Day Learner Permit course. 

The new learner permit course has been designed to extend the current emphasis on basic skills in motorcycle handling and also include higher-order riding skills such as rider awareness, judgment and decision making.  Practical training will now include off-road training range exercises as well as on-road training.

On-road training and assessment will confirm that you have the necessary riding skills to control and manoeuvre a motorcycle safely in real traffic and on typical road conditions.

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

What You'll Pay

Course Type Length Weekday Fee Weekend Fee  
2 Day Learners Permit Course 2 days $515.00
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Upon successful completion of all learners permit assessments, the VicRoads Assessment fee of $19.80 will be payable to Armstrongs on behalf of VicRoads. The VicRoads Learners Permit fee of $26.00 will then only be payable for applicants who have previously held a Victorian Motorcycle Learners Permit that may have expired or been cancelled. Any applicant who obtains the Motorcycle Learners Permit for the first time is not required to pay this VicRoads issue fee. Armstrongs will then issue a paper Learners Permit receipt which is to be used as evidence of holding a valid Victorian Motorcycle Learners Permit. VicRoads will mail out a plastic Learners Permit which may take up to 8 weeks.

† A weekend course is considered any course where one or both days of the course are conducted on a weekend.

What You'll Need

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • A current Victorian Driver Licence card or Car Learner Permit card; brought with you on the day of the course. If you don't hold a current Victorian Driver's Licence, please contact VicRoads to ensure you complete any necessary theory testing/conversions before the course.
  • Obtain the Victorian Rider Handbook and study before the course, this can be purchased from Armstrongs' office or downloaded via the VicRoads link or website.
  • 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.
  • All training and assessment is conducted in English so a practical level of English language comprehension is required. Student's whose first language is not English must contact Armstrongs before booking a course to better assess their suitability to undertake this course and restrictions around the use of interpreters during training and assessment. Failure to do this may result in any course fees paid being forfeited.

What You'll Learn

  • Vital knowledge of motorcycle/scooter components and their use;
  • Essentials of moving, turning and stopping the motorcycle/scooter;
  • Critical skills for hazard avoidance including emergency braking and counter steering;
  • Cornering techniques and the importance of advanced observation, cornering lines and throttle control;
  • Theory principles relating to safe road riding (road craft and defensive riding techniques);

All training is conducted prior to any testing, maximising the training benefits to aid in the successful completion of the learner's permit course.

What You'll Get

  • All on-range & on-road training and testing
  • One free theory retest
  • Use of one of our motorcycles if required
  • Use of a helmet, gloves, protective jacket, hi-vis vest, and wet weather gear if required
  • An additional Day 2 at no cost if required (must be within 30 days of original course commencement date)

By booking a motorcycle training course you are acknowledging acceptance of Armstrongs motorcycle terms and conditions of sale.

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