What is involved in a basic handling skills test, resources to help you pass one, and where to go to sit a test.
Before applying for a motorcycle learner licence you must pass a basic handling skills test. This test ensures that you have the necessary skills to ride safely on the road once you obtain your learner licence.
The basic handling skills test consists of four stages:
Each stage is broken down into varying combinations of the following tasks:
In completing the tasks above you will be assessed against the relevant assessment items below:
It is recommended that you discuss with your selected provider any training and practice you may have undertaken. This will help you to determine if you are ready to sit the test, or if you require additional training and practice (your provider will be able to help you with this).
More information about the skills required for a basic handling skills test
Watch detailed information about the test in animated format:
Download the basic handling skills test in written format [PDF, 1 MB]
Download Factsheet 28: Learning to ride – getting your motorcycle licence [PDF, 101 KB]
|Motorcycle basic handling skills providers / Southland|
Brian FrewC/- Drivetech Limited, 156 Long Bush-South Road, RD1, Invercargill
Phone: 03 230 4326
Freephone: 0508 237483
Southland - Invercargill - Winton