Agriculture and Science

AHCMOM217 Quad Bike Training

Quad bikes are commonplace on farms. However on average each year  there are 15 fatalities associated with using quad bikes in the Australian rural industry sector.

These statistics are alarming and as a result Workplace Standards Tasmania has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for breaches of duty of care responsibilities with regards to quad bikes.

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to safely operate quad bikes and is suitable for beginners through to more experienced riders. All training is underpinned by WHS principles and legislative requirements.

Participants will learn:

  • About pre-start checks and basic maintenance.
  • How to turn, swerve and make an emergency stop.
  • About safe operation on a range of terrains, around obstacles and in different conditions.
  • To use 4WD, low range and diff locks.
  • Loading and securing practices for transporting.

Location, dates and times

Please register your interest as course dates are set subject to demand.  This course is offered statewide.

Hagley – 1 day – Thursday – 8.30am to 4.30pm

  • 12 March 2020
  • 28 May 2020
  • 10 September 2020

Burnie Campus – 1 day – Thursday – 8.30am start

  • 2 April 2020
  • 6 August 2020

Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NOTE:  In addition to the dates above we are happy to negotiate the possibility of running quad bike courses on-farm dependant on numbers and the availability of trainers and equipment

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2020 – $286 per person.  A concession rate is not available for this course.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Quad Bike Hire (if required) – $95

What will I need to bring?

Your own quad bike which must be cleaned and in good working condition. You must wear an approved motorcycle helmet, gloves, eye protection and sturdy footwear with all skin covered.

Essential Requirements

You must be 16 years of age or older.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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