RiderSafe basic training
COVID-19 - RiderSafe bookings and courses have been suspended during the lockdown period.
Students that were booked for a course will be contacted to arrange an alternative time.
Bookings will recommence on Monday 2 August 2021, subject to no further restrictions.
Make sure you are well prepared before attending the motorcycle Rider Safe basic training course.
Booking a course
For information about booking into a course go to Applying for a motorcycle licence.
There are fees for Rider Safe courses.
|Rider Safe motorcycle training course and permit||Fee|
|Level one - basic||$392|
|Level two - advanced||$348|
|Rider Safe learner's permit (only issued for 24 months)||$68|
What to bring
You cannot use your own motorcycle in the basic course unless there are exceptional circumstances. A motorcycle is provided.
You must bring the following items to participate otherwise you will need to make another booking:
- a fit for purpose, compliant helmet
- photographic and signature identification (such as a student ID card or driver's licence)
- appropriate clothing - long-sleeved top, full-length pants, enclosed shoes (no sandals, thongs or heels)
- course payment receipt.
What the course involves
The Rider Safe 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.
The first day of training covers basic motorcycle control skills, including:
- riding in a straight line
- basic braking
- 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.
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 certificate 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.
The Rider's Handbook - MyLicence