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Vicroads Update

Motorcycle Training & Assessment Continues

As you all aware, the motorcycle training and assessment services undertaken by accredited motorcycle service providers is deemed to be an essential service.

As RideTek is a VicRoads-accredited provider, you are delivering necessary training to clients.
You should continue to maintain strict hygiene standards in accordance with the Department of  Health and Human Services’ guidelines for maintaining physical  distancing and other transmission reduction measures.

RideTek Offers Training & Assessment While Practicing Strict Observance of Gov. Hygiene & Social Distance Requirements.

FAQS 1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a question regarding obtaining your Motorcycle Learners  Permit , Check Ride or Motorcycle Licence Assessment?

Here are some of  the most Frequently Asked Questions.

As always do not hesitate to contact RideTek Motorcycle Training Academy with any queries you may have. 

FAQS 2

Yes. You are attending a booked course or test for the purpose of education

LEARNER PERMIT TRAINING & TESTING  at SANDOWN RACECOURSE.

 

  • Your course will be held at our SANDOWN RACECOURSECentre (591-659 PRINCES HWY, SPRINGVALE – enter in at GATE 16 off the Princes Highway and follow the road around to GATE 3A.  Meet at the white portables on the left of GATE 3A) and we respectfully request that you arrive at – STRICTLY 8:00AM  ON BOTH DAYS TILL 3:30PM – (LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED). In fact get there a bit earlier and relax and have a coffee and a chat to your fellow students.

        – Thank-you for your payment

**WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

 

  • Please provide your CURRENT VIC CAR LICENCE CARD or CAR LEARNER PERMIT CARD (Refer Proof of ID below, if required).
  • All students are required to wear appropriate clothing (no exposed skin – shorts, thongs & t-shirts are not acceptable)
  • All equipment (helmet, gloves, high vis vests, wet weather gear & motorcycles and/or scooters) is supplied OR if you have your own gear please bring on the day.
  • All students are to read the ‘Victorian Rider’ handbook prior to course commencement.  This can be obtained from Vic Roads, newsagents & our website.  **LINK FOR THE VICTORIAN RIDER HANDBOOK You can also download the Handbook from this link-

PDF Download Motorcylce Riders Handbook

  • Upon passing there is a Vicroads Learner Permit  & Administration fee of $41.20 payable ($25.20 learner permit fee & $16.00 admin fee)
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION– If applicant suffers from a medical condition or is taking any prescribed medications – PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY – failure to do so prior to scheduled course date WILL result in cancellation of the course and forfeiture of all fees paid. (Refer MEDICAL DECLARATION below).
  • Failure to comply with the PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION and/or ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (refer below) will result in the forfeiture ofyour test and fees paid.
  • TEA, COFFEE & CHILLED WATER PROVIDED – BYO LUNCH & SNACKS ORTAKE-AWAY OPTIONS OFF-SITE 

 

**CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

If paid in advance (deposit payments included) please note our Refund Policy: 

– CANCELLATION of courses/training/assessments – NIL REFUND  OR – If a cancellation is made within the FIRST 72 HOURS of booking, then a refund will be offered, less a $50.00 administration fee. 

 

– TRANSFERS OF COURSES – can be re-scheduled or credit given to be used against any course/training/assessments offered by Ridetek MTA for a 12 month period.  Notice must be at least 72 business hours prior to course commencement.

 – TRANSFERS less than 72 business hours prior to course – $100 transfer fee payable

– LATE ARRIVALS – after course commencement, will result in re-scheduling of course and will incur a $100 rescheduling fee.

 – NO SHOW – Forfeit of any payments.

 – ALL COURSES/TESTS ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

 –  Applicant must be 18 years or older

 

 – You must bring along your current Victorian car learner permit/drivers Licence which must display current address.

 

– If applicant currently holds an interstate or overseas car driver licence, then the licence must be transferred (at your local Vicroads office) prior to   course/test commencement.

 

– If any suspensions, cancellations or Interlock conditions on car/motorcycle licences exist or arise, PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.  

 

  • MEDICAL DECLARATIONS

 –  If applicant suffers or has suffered from : 

Any serious, permanent or long-term illness, disability, medical condition or injury that may affect your fitness to drive, such as eyesight or hearing problems, blackouts/dizziness, epilepsy/seizures, dementia, diabetes, sleep apnoea, head injury, stroke, high blood pressure, a cardiac, psychiatric or mental condition or a disorder that may deteriorate over time e.g.. multiple sclerosis,

  – OR  

If the applicant is taking any drugs or prescribed medication (other than asthma inhaler, antibiotics, contraceptives or HRT), then a medical clearance will be required prior to course/test commencement despite whether this affects driving/riding ability.

 

– PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY if any of the above apply.

 

  • PROOF OF IDENTITY

When applying for a Motorcycle Learner Permit or Licence, it is essential that you provide the correct proof of identity requirements.

You will be required to bring with you:

A current Victorian Photo Licence/or car Learner permit, showing current address. (Proof of residence)

OR if your card is lost, visit a Vic Roads branch to order a new card and receive a receipt with current details and present with  photo identification.

OR if you do not currently hold a Victorian Photo Licence, you may provide proof of identity and residence by providing ONE of the following AND Vic Roads KT2 results:

 – Birth Certificate-MUST BE ORIGINAL –  NOT EXTRACT

 – Passport

 – Australian Defence Force Photo Licence

 – Victorian Boat Operator Photo Licence

 – Victorian Firearm Photo Licence

 

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 – Medicare Card

 – State or Federal Government Employee Photo ID Card

 – Pensioner Concession Card

 – Dept. Veterans Affairs Card

 – Student ID Card

 – Credit Card or Account Card issued by a bank, building society or credit union

Please note:  At least one document must have a photo of the applicant.

All documents should be current or expired by no more than two years.

If proof of Victorian residence is not shown on any of the above documents then it may be provided by any of the following:

 – A contract of sale or lease/rental document which shows applicant’s current address

 – A current certificate of registration or renewal notice for licence or registration.                                  

 

  • Your course will be held at our SANDOWN RACECOURSECentre (591-659 PRINCES HWY, SPRINGVALE – enter in at GATE 16 off the Princes Highway and follow the road around to GATE 3A. 
  • Meet at the white portables on the left of GATE 3A) and we respectfully request that you arrive at –

STRICTLY 8:00AM TILL 11:30AM – (LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

      – Thank-you for your payment.

**WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

  • Please provide your CURRENT VICTORIAN MOTORCYCLE LEARNER PERMIT CARD (refer Eligibility Criteria).
  • All students are required to wear appropriate clothing (no exposed skin – shorts, thongs & t-shirts are not acceptable)
  • PLEASE SUPPLY OWN MOTORCYCLE /SCOOTER AND GEAR (hire charge for use of equipment – contact office.)
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION– If applicant suffers from a medical condition or is taking any prescribed medications – PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY – failure to do so prior to scheduled course date WILL result in cancellation of the course and forfeiture of all fees paid. (Refer MEDICAL DECLARATION below).
  • Failure to comply with the PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION and/or ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (refer below) will result in the forfeiture ofyour test and fees paid.
  • TEA, COFFEE & CHILLED WATER PROVIDED

 

**CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

If paid in advance (deposit payments included) please note our Refund Policy: 

– CANCELLATION of courses/training/assessments – NIL REFUND  OR – If a cancellation is made within the FIRST 72 HOURS of booking, then a refund will be offered, less a $50.00 administration fee. 

 – TRANSFERS OF COURSES – can be re-scheduled or credit given to be used against any course/training/assessments offered by Ridetek MTA for a 12 month period.  Notice must be at least 72 business hours prior to course commencement.

 – TRANSFERS less than 72 business hours prior to course – $100 transfer fee payable

– LATE ARRIVALS – after course commencement, will result in re-scheduling of course and will incur a $100 rescheduling fee.

 – NO SHOW – Forfeit of any payments.

  – ALL COURSES/TESTS ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

 You must bring along your current Victorian Motorcycle learner permit which must display current address & photo  OR  if your card is lost, visit a VicRoads branch office to order a new card.

You MUST bring along the receipt issued to you by Vicroads over the counter once your licence has been reissued and present with photo identification on attendance of your scheduled course – ONLINE RECEIPTS NOT ACCEPTED.

 

– If applicant currently holds an interstate learner permit, then the permit must be transferred (at your local Vicroads office) prior to course commencement.

 

– If any suspensions, cancellations or Interlock conditions on car/motorcycle licences exist or arise, PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.

 

MEDICAL DECLARATIONS

–  If applicant suffers or has suffered from :

Any serious, permanent or long-term illness, disability, medical condition or injury that may affect your fitness to drive, such as eyesight or hearing problems, blackouts/dizziness, epilepsy/seizures, dementia, diabetes, sleep apnoea, head injury, stroke, high blood pressure, a cardiac, psychiatric or mental condition or a disorder that may deteriorate over time e.g.. multiple sclerosis,

– OR

If the applicant is taking any drugs or prescribed medication (other than asthma inhaler, antibiotics, contraceptives or HRT), then a medical clearance will be required prior to course/test commencement despite whether this affects driving/riding ability.

 

– PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY if any of the above apply.

 

PROOF OF IDENTITY

When attending the Check Ride it is essential that you provide the correct proof of identity requirements.

You will be required to bring with you:

A current Victorian Photo Motorcycle Learner permit, showing current address. (Proof of residence)

 

OR  if your card is lost, visit a Vic Roads branch to order a new card and receive a receipt with current details and present with photo identification.

– Car Licence

– Passport

– Australian Defence Force Photo Licence

– Victorian Boat Operator Photo Licence

– Victorian Firearm Photo Licence

Please note:  At least one document must have a photo of the applicant.

If you require any further details or have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 788 382.

 

**PLEASE READ YOUR COURSE CONFIRMATION, MEDICAL DISCLOSURE & IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT DETAILS THOROUGHLY – FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ALL FUNDS PAID.**

 

Thank you for choosing Ride-Tek MTA to provide you with your GLS LICENCE SKILLS ASSESSMENT TESTING at SANDOWN RACECOURSE.

 

  • Your test will be held at our SANDOWN RACECOURSECentre (591-659 PRINCES HWY, SPRINGVALE – enter in at GATE 16 off the Princes Highway and follow the road around to GATE 3A.  Meet at the white portables on the left of GATE 3A) and we respectfully request that you arrive at or or before your alloted appointment time. If you have not received an email advising of the time please advise our office.

 

LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 

   – Thank-you for your payment

 

**WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

 

  • Please provide your CURRENT MOTORCYCLE LEARNER PERMIT CARD AND CAR LICENCE CARD  OR  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAR LICENCE – PLEASE PRESENT A HAZARD PERCEPTION TEST (HPT), B. This will alter the *Vic Roads Lic. fee as below – CONTACT OFFICE – (Refer Eligibility Criteria)
  • Please provide CHECK RIDE RECORD SHEET at time of assessment.
  • All students are required to wear appropriate clothing (no exposed skin – shorts, thongs & t-shirts are not acceptable)
  • Please supply OWN MOTORCYCLE /SCOOTER AND GEAR (hire charge for use of equipment – contact office).
  • Upon passing there is a Vicroads Licence & Administration fee of *$47.50 payable. ($31.50 licence fee & $16.00 admin fee) This amount may change and is set by VicRoads
  • MEDICAL INFORMATION– If applicant suffers from a medical condition or is taking any prescribed medications – PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY – failure to do so prior to scheduled course date WILL result in cancellation of the course and forfeiture of all fees paid. (Refer MEDICAL DECLARATION below).
  • Failure to comply with the PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION and/or ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (refer below) will result in the forfeiture ofyour test and fees paid.
  • TEA, COFFEE & CHILLED WATER PROVIDED

 

**CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

If paid in advance (deposit payments included) please note our Refund Policy: 

– CANCELLATION of courses/training/assessments – NIL REFUND  OR – If a cancellation is made within the FIRST 72 HOURS of booking, then a refund will be offered, less a $50.00 administration fee. 

 – TRANSFERS OF COURSES – can be re-scheduled or credit given to be used against any course/training/assessments offered by Ridetek MTA for a 12 month period.  Notice must be at least 72 business hours prior to course commencement.

 – TRANSFERS less than 72 business hours prior to course – $100 transfer fee payable

– LATE ARRIVALS – after course commencement, will result in re-scheduling of course and will incur a $100 rescheduling fee.

– NO SHOW – Forfeit of any payments.

 – ALL COURSES/TESTS ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

– For Motorcycle Licence Assessments  – if only holding a Car Learner Permit and Motorcycle Learner Permit, a Hazard Perception Test must be   completed at Vic Roads prior to assessment and presented on day.

– If applicant currently holds an interstate or overseas car driver licence, then the licence must be transferred (at your local Vicroads office) prior to course/test commencement.

 – You must bring along your current Victorian Motorcycle learner permit and Victorian Car licence which must display current address & photo   OR  if your card is lost, visit a VicRoads branch office to order a new card. You MUST bring along the receipt issued to you by Vicroads over the counter once your licence has been reissued and present with photo identification on attendance of your scheduled course – ONLINE RECEIPTS NOT ACCEPTED.

 

– If any suspensions, cancellations or Interlock on car/motorcycle licences exist or arise, PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE IMMEDIATELY  

 

– If current car licence has/had been suspended or cancelled in the 3 months immediately prior to training & testing all testing results obtained will be null & void and no refund will be applicable, PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE IMMEDIATELY  

 

 

MEDICAL DECLARATIONS

 

–  If applicant suffers or has suffered from : 

 Any serious, permanent or long-term illness, disability, medical condition or injury that may affect your fitness to drive, such as eyesight or hearing problems, blackouts/dizziness, epilepsy/seizures, dementia, diabetes,   sleep apnoea, head injury, stroke, high blood pressure, a cardiac, psychiatric or mental condition or a disorder that may deteriorate over time e.g.. multiple sclerosis,

  – OR  

 If the applicant is taking any drugs or prescribed medication (other than asthma inhaler, antibiotics, contraceptives or HRT), then a medical clearance will be required prior to course/test commencement despite whether this affects driving/riding ability.

– PLEASE INFORM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY if any of the above apply.

 

   PROOF OF IDENTITY

When attending the Licence Assessment it is essential that you provide the correct proof of identity requirements.

You will be required to bring with you: 

A current Victorian Photo Motorcycle Learner Permit and a current Victorian Car Licence showing current address. (Proof of residence)

 

OR if your card is lost, visit a Vic Roads branch to order a new card and receive a receipt with current details and present with photo identification.

 

 – Vic Car Licence or Motorcycle Learner Permit

 – Passport

 – Australian Defence Force Photo Licence

 – Victorian Boat Operator Photo Licence

 – Victorian Firearm Photo Licence

 

Please note:  At least one document must have a photo of the applicant.

          If you require any further details or have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 788 382. 

 

Motorcycle testing is permitted to continue as normal as it is considered an essential service to keep industry moving. Travel to our site to attend a booked course or test falls under the category of essential travel for the purpose of education

There is a “Multiple Choice Answer” Knowledge test as part of your Learner Permit Assessment (as well as a practical test). This theory test is required by Vicroads. To assist with the theory test you should read the “Victorian Rider Handbook” (on our website).
We have Honda CB125’s, & Honda Automatic Scooters.
No!–We are fully Vicroads accredited and we can issue Learner Permits and Licences on their behalf.

Everything is provided for you for the 2 Days of training for the Learner permit. We have the Motorcycle, Helmet, Gloves and wet weather clothing if required.

We simply ask you to wear long pants, long sleeves.

All skin must be covered including elbows and ankles. Wear sensible footwear on the day of your course.

For the Check Ride and Licence Assessment, we do encourage you to bring along your own bike and gear, however these can be hired from us for a minimal fee.

Well done, you’ve successfully completed your Check Ride. So what’s next? You can now book, if you haven’t already, for your Licence assessment

For Your Licence Assessment Please Read The Following

  • You must bring your Motorcycle Learners permit (The plastic card)
  • You must bring your drivers licence or hazard perception test (HPT)
  • Bring your Check Ride assessment sheet with you.
  • Make sure your motorcycle is road worthy with an “L” plate attached.
  • You must have proof of residence if it varies from the address on your licence or learners permit.
  • Wear long pants, long sleeves. All skin must be covered including elbows and ankles. Wear sensible footwear on the day.

  • FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION AND/OR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL RESULT IN THE FORFIETURE OF YOUR TEST AND FEES PAID.

 

A. The best type of bike to learn on is a bike that is conducive to developing good riding habits and that is comfortable to ride.

I would suggest a bike that promotes a more upright riding style.

Generally, these bike are better balanced, easier to control and are more forgiving.

However please don’t be discouraged from buying the bike you really want.

At the end of the day, the range of motorcycles available for Learners is simply amazing, from cruisers to Dual sport bikes, to practical scooters.

Work out honestly when you are going to ride and select a machine that suits your purpose. In the end it is your decision. And don’t forget to enjoy yourself.

A. Our Learner permit courses start at 8am and finish at 3.30pm.

The Check Ride courses start at 8am and finish between 11.30 and 12 midday.

Our Licence courses are held throughout the day. The Licence course takes one and a quarter hours, starting as early as 8am with our last licence being conducted at 3pm.

A. Lets not call it a fail. Call it an unsuccessful attempt.

Not that it will make you feel any better.

If you have been unsuccessful Vic Roads do not allow us to retest you on the same day, so another booking will need to be made.

If it is the Learners Test you failed, the retest is free.

We also offer remedial courses that can help reduce your nerves, build more confidence and work on specific aspects or activities that could help you pass next time. After all we get disappointed when you are unsuccessful as well.

A. Yep, is the simple answer. If you have an overseas motorcycle licence that has been verified by Vic Roads. the Check ride is not compulsory.

However the check ride is an excellent opportunity to build on the core skills and consolidate the roadcraft tactics so important for safe road riding.



A. The Check ride is next. Although you could come back and do the Check ride as soon as you like, we recommend riding as many Klm’s as possible before you returning for your Check ride.

Ideally, after passing your Learners permit assessment a rider would purchase a scooter or motorcycle and ride for a few months before returning for their Check ride.



A. Yes. No matter wether you are a mature age returning rider or have ridden dirt bikes since you were a little tacker, everyone must wait the 3yr probationary period. The only Exemption to this would be if you were converting your overseas motorcycle licence.

If you are a fully licenced driver, no plate needs to be displayed on your bike.

As the motorcycle licence becomes an endorsement on your current drivers licence a rider need only display a “P” plate if they are displaying one on their car. So if you have a green plate on your car that is what needs to be on your bike.

A. Oooh, that’s a tough question. Generally the bike you like and feels comfortable.

Buying a motorcycle is mixture of the practical combined with the emotional. It depends where and when you are going to ride.

Perhaps a 125 cc. scooter is not the best machine if you spend a lot of time on the freeways, but could be a good decision if you live inner city and wish to commute to Melbourne CBD for example.

Also check the various motorcycle  reviews available in magazines or online



A. That depends on a lot of factors. I advise you to weigh up the pro’s and con’s.

If you can afford a new bike, then I suggest that might be the way to go.

At least you know what your getting. If your budget is a little tight, there are plenty of good second hand bikes available as well.

Just remember, whether you buy a new bike or second hand, leave some money for your riding gear.




A. Ie recommend a bike that looks good, rides well, has low Klm’s and comes with RWC & Reg. should be a safe bet.

Just remember it’s your bike , your decision.

A. I wish I could tell you it is zero but that would be telling porky pies.

Our failure rate can change from month to month depending on the weather and seasons.

At Ride-tek we do set a high standard for our riders. We do not simply teach you how to pass a test.

When a successful rider leaves Ride-tek they know they are the best and safest rider they can be.

If you are really worried about whether you will pass or fail I recommend you read our reviews and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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