Q - Ride is a Motorcycle Licensing 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.
We have several different courses that are tailored to suit the individual, so please contact us to find a course for you. We also provide Q - Ride Motorcycle Licence courses on South (Eagleby) side of Brisbane and in Yeppoon for your convienience. Key Benefits
One - to - One Training
Competency Based Training
Dedicated and Experienced Trainers
Training is done at different times throughout the week and weekends in some cases
Self paced training
Getting your RE learner licence has changed
Now 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 was 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.
So if you are wanting to start riding a motorcycle you will need to do the two day Pre- Learner Qride course. The Pre learner course is structured to help even the novice rider gain the skills needed to ride a Motorcyle safely on Queensland roads. Every approved QRide provider now must run the 2 day course, so now the decision rests on who you think will do the best job for you in preparing you for the conditions on our roads for motorcycles.
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 thier opposition to the Q-Ride system, but the figures dont 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 (see above section). The Q-Ride providers have regular meetings with Government to discuss issues and ways to improve the Q-Rdie Bike Licence system. As well as these meetings Tramsport 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. As well as this Aegis Training Services is also an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) who deliver the most current Certificate IV courses in becoming a Motorycle Riding Instructor, we have been delivering these courses since they were first introduced and are the leaders in these courses. Aegis was the first RTO in Australia to be able to deliver these courses and is proud of our reputation for quality delivery and high success rate for our clients.
Aegis Training Services has QRide Training Locations available at:
Beenleigh (Brisbane Southside)