About this course

Check the quad bike. Is it safe? Do you know what to look for? Then ride the quad bike. Do you know its limitations? What you can and can’t do on it? And when you get back safely, do you have a procedure for shutting it down and making sure it’s ready to go next time you need it?

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 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: 1
Indicative fees: Fully subsidised if eligible. See eligibility criteria (PDF, 381.25 KB)


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

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

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

Participants must be over 16 years of age.

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

Additional Information

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