Q-Ride is a Motorcycle Licencing system and a road safety initiative of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, with the aim of reducing the road toll for motorcyclists. Q – Ride is a competency based system providing a high quality of training for every motorcyclist. All motorcycle training done at Aegis is designed to bring every student up to an above average level of safety and understanding of motorcycling, helping to ensure many years of safe and enjoyable riding.
All our trainers are dedicated motorcyclists with a desire to see improvements in road safety as well as all aspects of riding. We understand that each individual is different and requires differing amounts and methods of training, because of this all inexperienced riders are trained on a one-to-one basis with personal attention from an experienced expert in the field. Q-Ride is currently under review. The Department of Transport and Main Roads are constantly reviewing the standards required to be a Q-Ride provider in an attempt to provide a more consistent approach by providers to training and assessment.
This review process is in consultation with the providers, who provide input to changes through regular meetings with the Department. This can have some flow on affect to anyone who wishes to do a Q-Ride Motorcycle Licence course to gain their licence. Also in line with these reviews, changes to Legislation also affect the course and enrolment for individuals, Please contact us for further information.
The Immediate effect will be:
- More time required (for the extra paperwork required)
- A higher standard of riding to meet the new competencies
- Slightly higher cost for the course (Please contact us for details)
Q-RIDE Standards are under review
From October 2016, how you get your RE learner licence is changing, you will need to:
Hold a provisional or open car licence and have held the licence for at least 1 year. This makes sure you have on-road driving experience before you learn to ride.
Successfully complete a Q-Ride pre-learner training and assessment course
Note: If you live outside a 100km radius of a Q-Ride training centre, you may choose to apply for an exemption from completing the course, however if you are exempt from the course your will need to hold your RE learner licence for longer. pass a motorcycle knowledge test
Be medically fit.
The new pre-learner training and assessment course is being introduced to better prepare learner riders by enabling them to gain basic riding knowledge and motorcycle handling skills in a safe environment before riding on-road.
The Immediate effect will be:
More time required (for the extra paperwork required)
A higher standard of riding to meet the new competencies
Slightly higher cost for the course (Please contact us for details)
Is Q-Ride Having An Impact?
So far it is possible to say that yes Q-Ride has had an impact on the road toll for Motorcyclists. Apart for one year the Crash rate for motorcyclists has been in improved particularly in the area of those trained through the Q-Ride system. There has been many people who have openly stated their opposition to the Q-Ride system, but the figures don’t lie and the safety of motorcyclists has been improved. That is not to say more can not be done, and is being done on a constant basis. The Q-Ride providers have regular meetings with Government to discuss issues and ways to improve the Q-Ride Bike Licence system. As well as these meetings Transport and Main Roads has developed a Motorcycle Safety Advisory Group to provide advise to the Government on Motorcycle Road Safety issues including the Q-Ride system. John Bougoure from Aegis Training Services is a member on both of these committees.
Aegis Training Services has QRide Training Locations available at:
Eagleby (Brisbane Southside)