Justice and Community Safety have announced some tweaks to the way motorcycle licences are issued in Canberra:
“The pre-provisional training course that has, to date, been optional (except for those riders who failed the pre-provisional assessment) will become compulsory. At the end of this training course, riders will still need to pass the pre-provisional assessment to be issued a provisional rider licence,” said Mr Phillips.
The current requirements for obtaining an ACT provisional motorcycle licence require applicants to be at least 17 years of age and complete a minimum three months as a learner rider before being eligible to attempt the provisional rider assessment.
“ACT novice rider arrangements were reviewed through 2010-11, and the arrangements being implemented from 1 July are as a result of the review,” Mr Phillips said.
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“Pre-learner and pre-provisional rider courses will align with those in NSW, providing consistency of training across the border and allowing rider training providers to deliver training to prospective NSW and ACT riders at the same time.
“Learner rider licences will now only be valid for one year rather than two years, with the licence fee being reduced accordingly.
“Similarly, certificates of competency will be reduced from 3 months to 1 month and riders will need to ensure they have their licence issued or re-issued within this timeframe.
“Riders who have already been issued with a two year learner rider licence will be allowed to continue riding until the expiry date on their learner licence.