In 2017 the new Motorcycle Graduated Licensing System (M-GLS) commenced in Tasmania in the North West (July) followed by the South (August). In January 2018 the course was commenced in the North. The M-GLS was introduced to provide new riders with an appropriate level of training for on-road riding.
Under the M-GLS, in order to obtain a motorcycle learners permit you must complete a standardised and compulsory 2 Day Learner Licence course. Followed by a half day Check Ride course and then the 1.5 hr Pre Provisional course.
AJL Training also offer a 4 hour Introductory Course for those who have never ridden or have limited experience on a motor cycle. This course is not a mandatory requirement to undertake the new Motor Cycle Licence program, however it is beneficial to gain some basic skills and knowledge before undertaking the main program.
New Tasmanian Motorcycle Training and Assessment Program
Road rules knowledge test
Must be undertaken at Service Tasmania prior to registering for the Pre-Learner Course
Pre-learner motorcycle training course
Is delivered over two consecutive days (around 15 hours). Consists of around 50 activities and includes a permit assessment on range prior to conducting the on-road coaching and mentoring activity. Increased focus on adult learning.
*Passing the pre-learner results in a Learner licence
Minimum learner period is six months.
Consists of three and a half hours and includes around 12 activities:
• review of motorcycle permit assessment, skills check (on-range)
• Pre-road briefing then check ride.
*Check ride can be done 28 days after you passed your learners and must be done before your Pre-Provisional test
Consists of one hour and 15 minutes in duration. This test includes approximately 10 activities, including skills check on range and the on-road assessment. There is a maximum of one participant per test undertaken.
*Must pass a check ride before doing the Pre-Provisional Test. Can do Pre-Provisional on or after earliest test date. Passing results in obtaining your P’s.
No change to existing P1 or P2 licencing requirements.