The Check Ride course builds on what is learned in the Learner Permit course. It assists riders in being safe on-road and prepares them for the Licence assessment. It is a compulsory step in the Licence process. It can be completed any time after being issued your Learner Permit, and must be completed at least 1 month before attempting the Licence assessment.
As the Check Ride must be completed at least 1 month before attempting the Licence assessment, it is recommended the Check Ride be completed no later than 13 months after being issued a Learner Permit.
The Check Ride is conducted both on the training range and on the road.
During the course, you will continue to develop your bike control and roadcraft skills. You will receive coaching and feedback on what you are doing well and any areas you need to work on. After successfully completing the course, you will be given a Check Ride record sheet listing areas to work on before attempting the Licence assessment. Bring this record sheet to your Licence assessment.
HART provides all motorcycles, helmets, gloves and jackets for the duration of the course if required.
Why Choose HART?
Use of a LAMS approved Honda motorcycle, scooter or postie bike
Use of helmet, motorcycle jacket, leather gloves & wet weather gear for the course duration
A FREE retest!
Vic Roads permit issuing fee of $25.60 and assessment fee of $19.80 *(All VicRoads fees are included in the price of the course)
On the day
To get the most out of the course it is important to listen to the feedback given to yourself and the other riders. All efforts will be made to observe your riding and give you feedback on what you are doing well and what you can improve. HART has designed it routes to give a great mix of road and traffic situations. Due to traffic or weather conditions, the trainer may not be able to see you ride in all situations. With this in mind, by being involved in the discussions and listening to the feedback provided to other riders in the group you can maximise what you can get out of the course. This will best prepare you for the Licence assessment and also your ongoing riding enjoyment and safety.
For your own safety and the safety of others, the instructor may stop you from riding during the course. If you are stopped from riding, HART will give you a free 1 on 1 session with an instructor and we will book you into the course again free of charge.
Approximately 3.5 Hours.
The course times are usually either 8:00am – 11:30am, or 12:30pm – 4:00pm. Check your confirmation email for exact times. (Please note course finishing times are a guide only, and your course may finish at a slightly different time.).
What to wear
You should wear jeans, or other full-length sturdy pants
Boots or sturdy shoes
If you are fortunate enough for it to be raining on the day of your course, it will still go ahead. HART will provide you with wet weather gear to use during the course.
Bookings can be changed (10% administration fee applies) provided you give at least seven days’ notice. No refunds will be given in the following circumstances:
Lateness in attending the course
Proof of identity issues
Delays caused by traffic or motor vehicle incidents
Bad weather conditions
Failure to attend
Incorrect attire (long pants, long sleeves & closed in shoes required)
What if I don't speak English?
This course is delivered in English.
There is an expectation that you are able to understand English at a basic level. If this is not the case, please bring with you an interpreter who will be able to translate the course for you. HART is able to provide an interpreter for the assessments only.
What if I am late?
Please plan to arrive at HART at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you arrive after the course has started, you will not be allowed to join the course. Due to the nature of the training and assessment, HART is unable to catch you up or let you join a course that has already started. If possible, HART will endeavour to book you in to another course as soon as practicable. It is important that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your course start time to avoid disappointment.
Can I use my own motorcycle?
Your motorcycle must be registered and roadworthy.
If you choose to use your own motorcycle please advise your insurer of the training you will be undertaking to ensure that your policy will cover you during the training course