About this course

Quad bikes: convenient, useful and one of the greatest causes of harm on farm.

The NSW quad bike safety improvement program is an initiative of SafeWork NSW, offering support to NSW farmers to undertake harm prevention activities associated with on-farm use of quad bikes. The program includes a small business quad bike safety rebate and training package to reduce deaths and injuries on NSW farms. This means that eligible participants can do Tocal College's Operate Quad Bikes one-day training course at no cost.

The Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles training is now also included in this program.

The quad bike course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • safely and effectively operating quad bikes
  • undertaking pre-start checks and shut-down procedures
  • carrying out routine checks and maintenance.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 1 day
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: Free for eligible participants. Check your eligibility https://www.tocal.nsw.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1139953/quad-bike-training-eligibility-criteria.pdf or contact tocalskillstraining@dpi.nsw.gov.au


Operate a quad bike

  • Prepare a quad bike for operation
  • Operate a quad bike
  • Complete quad bike operation

or Operate a side by side utility vehicle

  • Prepare a side by side utility vehicle for use
  • Operate a side by side utility vehicle
  • Side by side utility vehicle shut-down procedures.

Fully subsidised if eligible. See eligibility criteria (PDF).

  • Quad bike operational hazards
  • Workplace health and safety issues
  • Quad bike design and selection
  • Basic maintenance
  • Basic quad bike operating techniques through a designated course
  • Basic quad bike operating techniques negotiating a dirt road route
  • Operating quad bikes with a range of loads attached
  • Loading, unloading and securing Quad bikes to a transport vehicle
  • Periodic maintenance
  • Advanced riding techniques using slopes and rough terrain
  • Clean up quad bikes and refuel

See Operate Side by Side Utility Vehicles for relevant course information

  • Participants are provided with the Department of Primary Industries manual Quad Bikes – A Practical Guide or Side by Sides – A Practical Guide.
  • This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.

Participants must be over 16 years of age.

The quad bike course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes.

The side by side course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles.

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.

More from the SafeWork NSW program

Find out more

At https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/quad-bikes-and-side-by-side-vehicles

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