Preparing for RiderSafe basic training

Make sure you are well prepared before attending the motorcycle RiderSafe basic training course.

Booking into a RiderSafe basic training course

For information about booking into a course go to Applying for a motorcycle licence.  

There are fees for RiderSafe courses.

Rider Safe motorcycle training course and permitFee
Level one, basic
Level two, advanced
Rider Safe learner's permit (only issued for 24 months)

What to bring to the course

You cannot use your own motorcycle in the basic course, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

A motorcycle and helmet are provided. If you prefer, you may wear your own approved helmet.

You must bring the following items otherwise you cannot participate and will need to make another booking:

  • clothing - long sleeved top, full length pants, enclosed shoes (no sandals, thongs or heels)
  • signature identification (student ID card, credit card or driver's licence)
  • course payment receipt.

What will the course involve?

The RiderSafe basic training course consists of two half-day sessions. During the course, you will learn basic motorcycle operating and manoeuvring skills in a safe, off-road environment.

Day one: The first day of training covers basic motorcycle control skills, including:

  • riding in a straight line
  • basic braking
  • cornering
  • gear shifting
  • bike control theory.

If the instructor determines that you have not reached the practical standard during the day you can be asked to repeat the session.

Day two: The second day of training involves interacting with other motorcycles on the riding range and covers more advanced motorcycle control theory and traffic skills.

A practical skills assessment will be conducted at the end of the day.

If you fail the courses, you are allowed two additional attempts at no extra charge.

After successfully completing the basic course, you will receive an Approval to Obtain a Learner's Permit form that you must present to a Service SA customer service centre within 12 months. Failure to do so will result in you having to do the basic course again.

Related information

On this site

Applying for a motorcycle licence

The Rider's Handbook

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Page last updated: 16 June 2015