Step One: Learn How to Ride (optional)
The Pre-Learner course is designed for people who have not motorbike riding experience. However, if you are unsure whether biking is for you, or would like to get some additional training before undertaking the Pre-Learner course, why not try our popular Head Start Course.
Step Two: Check your eligibility
To be eligible for our motorbike training, you must:
- Be at least 16 years and nine months old
- Be a resident of ACT (or about to be)
Step Three: Complete the Pre-Learner Licensing Course
Apply for our one-day beginner’s course offered on weekdays, evenings (during October-March only), and weekends. You must have a learner, provisional or full licence to be eligible for this course.
Step Four: Visit Access Canberra Service Centre to get your Licence endorsed.
When you’ve completed your Pre-Learner Licence Course, take your certificate, along with your Driver’s Licence to an Access Canberra Service Centre within one month and it will be endorsed with the Learner rider class. Please note that the certificate expires after one month.
Step Five: Practice your skills for at least three months
You may apply for your Pre-Provisional Course three months after your Licence was endorsed. You’ll also need to ensure your Licence remains active and that your knowledge test, which lasts 12 months from completion, remains current.
Whilst you’re waiting for the next step, it’s a great time to practice what you’ve learnt and perfect your skills. Stay Upright’s Range to Road Course and Private Lessons are excellent ways to develop your roadcraft abilities and practice for your Pre-Provisional Licence.
Step Six: Complete the Pre-Provisional Course and Skills Test (MOST)
Transition from an L-plater to a P-plater with pre-test coaching from our experienced trainers, followed by a Motorcycle Operators Skills Test (MOST). You must have held your Learner’s Permit for at least 3 months to qualify for this test. Make sure to leave at least a 6-week buffer from the date you book the Pre-Provisional Test and the end of your 12 months on L-plates if you don’t pass the MOST right away.
Step Seven: Head to Access Canberra to get your Licence.
When you’ve completed your MOST, take your certificate to Access Canberra Service Centre and receive a Provisional Licence.
A Provisional Licence lasts for three years. At this time, on the renewal of your existing Licence, you’ll be upgraded to a Full Licence.
If you have a Driver’s Licence (Provisional or Full), your Provisional Motorcycle Licence class will be added. This will remain for 12 months, or the end of your driving provisional period, whichever is the longest.