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Pre Learner Course

This course is fantastic. It is surprising how well this step by step program works. It will have you up and rolling in no time and start you off with the right habits from the word go.

Learn2ride will not take any short cuts with your training. Your Qride coach. Brett, will take you through every step of your course as required to by The Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Once you start your Pre learner Course the 2-day program must be completed within 30 days of the commencement date.

Learn2ride Q-Ride Mackay Pre-Learner course.

The Learn2ride Q-Ride pre learner course is designed to help new riders gain basic riding knowledge and motorcycle handling skills in a safe environment before learning to ride on the road. Designed for people with no riding experience the course covers the basics of riding including protective gear, riding curves, controlled braking and good roadcraft. The prelearner course contains 34 modules that are delivered over a minimum of 2 days.

What course is for me?

  • If you have held a Provisional or Open car licence and have held it for more than 1 year the 2 day Pre Learner course and motorcycle knowledge test is what you need to do to get your L-RE (motorcycle  Learner Permit )

  • If you have your L-RE(motorcycle Learner Permit) but very little riding experience the Pre Learner  Day1 and  Day 2 is what is recommended for you.

  • If you have your L-RE (motorcycle learner permit), extensive off-road experience, some on road experience and understand roadcraft the Learner to RE course is what you will need to book in for.

  • If you already hold a Provisional or Open RE licence, suitable riding experience and have held the licence for more than 2 years you can upgrade to a R (unrestricted licence)

    Please make sure you are choosing the correct course.


These modules must be delivered to all Pre Learner Students in order to comply with the Official Qride Curriculum and legislation.

Module 1. Introduction .
Module 2. Unique aspects of motorcycling .
Module 3. Equipment and training area safety.
Module 4. Mount and dismount a motorcycle .
Module 5. Major controls .
Module 6. Minor controls .
Module 7. Straddle walk .
Module 8. Riding posture .
Module 9. Ride a non-powered motorcycle .
Module 10. Start up and shut down .
Module 11. Ride straight and stop .
Module 12. Left and right turns .
Module 13. Changing gears .
Module 14. Roadcraft tactics (one) .
Module 15. Pre-ride safety check and maintenance .
Module 16. Curves discussion .
Module 17. Riding curves .
Module 18. Simulated road ride (one) .
Module 19. Making choices .
Module 20. Protective gear .


Module 21. Welcome and training area safety .
Module 22. Review of day one .
Module 23. Warm up ride .
Module 24. Slow riding .
Module 25. Steering technique and obstacle avoidance
Module 26. Steering theory .
Module 27. Controlled ‘quick stop’ braking .
Module 28. Crash avoidance space.
Module 29. Judgement and giving way
Module 30. Roadcraft tactics (two)
Module 31. Riding strategies.
Module 32. Simulated road ride (two) .
Module 33. Course debrief.
Module 34. Course close.

Learn2ride Qride Mackay promises to deliver to you the Queensland Government Pre Learner Curriculum.
Learn2ride Qride Mackay is happy for you to print off the module list and tick each module as we go.


The course aims to:


  • ensure learner riders have the knowledge and skills to manage routine riding situations under supervision
  • to instil good riding attitudes
  • to minimise the likelihood of harm due to inadequate riding knowledge or skills.


Find out how to book and enrol in for your Prelearner course




Enrol in the Learn2ride Q-Ride Mackay pre-learner course


You can enrol in the Q-Ride pre-learner course if you hold a provisional, probationary or open car licence and have held the licence for at least 1 year.


Check your eligibility to do the Q-Ride pre-learner course.

Find out how to enrol and book in for the Learn2ride Qride Mackay pre learner course


Complete the Learn2ride Q-Ride Mackay pre-learner course


You must undertake the Learn2ride  Q-Ride pre-learner course on a learner approved motorcycle. You can't undertake the course on a moped, trike or conditionally registered motorcycle. If you don’t have a bike you are in luck. Learn2ride can provide a bike for you to use FREE of charge. You can choose this option when you make your booking


During the Learn2ride Qride pre learner course in Mackay  you will need to demonstrate your competency on a learner approved motorcycle. When you have been assessed as having acquired the required competencies, we will issue you with a competency declaration (Q-Ride certificate). Your competency declaration is not a licence.


  • If Brett electronically notifies the Department of Transport and Main Roads that you have successfully completed  your Learn2ride Qride Pre learner  course  in Mackay you can take the motorcycle knowledge test online and automatically have the class RE learner added to your licence. This is the most common option and the easiest for you because you can do the knowledge test in the comfort of your home.
  • There are occasions where you will be issued with a competency declaration on completion of your Learn2ride Qride Pre Learner course in Mackay and , you must take your competency declaration to a transport and motoring customer service centre before you can take the motorcycle knowledge test. You will also need to bring:


Important note.
Your competency declaration is only valid for 1 year from the date of issue. If you do not take and pass the motorcycle knowledge test and have the RE learner added to your licence within 1 year, it will expire and you will need to do the Q-Ride course again to get a new competency declaration.

From 1 July 2021 all learners must have completed the HPT on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website before they can take the Q-Ride RE Course. Learners who have not passed the HPT will not be able to take the course and you will forfeit your course fee.  You can do the HPT any time between obtaining your Learner Permit and enrolling in the QRide RE Course. Dont leave it to the last minute.

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Pre Learner Course

Qride Pre Learner Course Day 1 and Day 2

2 x 6 hour days

$660.00 incl. GST

Aren't you excited? Your motorcycle riding journey is about to start! The Learn2ride Qride Pre Learner course runs over 2 consecutive days of no less than 6 hours each day. Bikes and gear is supplied Make sure you are eligible to do the QRide Pre Learner Course before booking in. (details below)

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