DECA

DECA

Enthusiasts and novices alike will be able to find the perfect course for them with DECA’s wide range of motorcycle, scooter and all terrain vehicle (ATV) courses.

Whether you’re searching for an introduction to the exhilarating world of motorcycles or a seasoned rider looking to improve upon your defensive skills, DECA’s team of nationally accredited trainers will help you feel at ease behind the handlebars.

 

Introductory Course

 

A four hour course designed for people with limited or no riding experience. This course builds confidence and basic skills prior to undertaking training for a Victorian or Tasmanian Learner Permit.

This course also provides a low cost opportunity for those wishing to sample motorcycling riding before deciding to invest in training to obtain a Learner Permit and subsequently, a Provisional Licence.

Motorcycles, helmets, gloves and wet weather gear are provided. Participants can choose to do the training on either a motorcycle or scooter, depending on availability.

Course includes

- Motorcycle safety inspection
- Features, controls and instruments
- Starting procedure
- Riding posture, balance
- Riding, including turning, manoeuvring, braking
- Gear changing



Prerequisites
Participants must be at least sixteen years of age. NOTE: Training can be arranged for younger age groups.

 

Learner VIC

 

A one day course which provides appropriate training prior to the testing required to obtain a Victorian Learner Permit.  The training covers all the practical manoeuvres that participants will be asked to perform during testing.

Motorcycles, helmets, gloves and wet weather gear are provided. Participants can choose to do the training on  either a motorcycle or scooter, depending on availability.

Course includes


- Motorbike safety inspection
- Locating and operating motorcycle controls
- Right and left turns
- Roadcraft
- Motorcycle control and balance at slow speed
- Gear changing
- Braking
- Eyesight assessment
- Skills tests
- Theory test based on the Victorian Rider Handbook


Those participants who successfully complete testing will receive their Learner Permit on the day of the course.

Prerequisites


- Participants must be at least eighteen years of age.
- Participants should obtain and study the Victorian Rider Handbook (available from VicRoads or DECA) prior to the course.
- You must bring to the course your car driver’s licence or primary and secondary proof of identification which confirms your Victorian residency.
- Participants must obtain VicRoads clearance if suffering a medical condition (other than corrective lenses or asthma treated by a puffer).

 

Pre-Learner TAS

 

The course provides the appropriate training required to obtain a Tasmanian Learner Licence. The course comprises two separate four hour sessions on consecutive days. The course covers practical riding and manoeuvring for novice riders to prepare them for road riding.

Motorcycles, helmets, gloves and wet weather gear are provided. Participants can choose to do the training on either  a motorcycle or scooter, depending on availability.

 

Course includes

- Motorbike safety inspection
- Locating and operating motorcycle controls
- Right and left turns
- Roadcraft
- Motorcycle control and balance at slow speed
- Gear changing
- Braking
- Simulated road ride

 

A certificate of competence will be issued to successful participants. Participants must attend Service Tasmania to obtain their Learner Licence which will be valid for one year.

Prerequisites

- Participants must be at least sixteen years and five months of age.
- Participants must complete a health declaration on the DECA enrolment form.
- Participants must successfully complete Day 1 to continue with Day 2.

 

Provisional VIC

 

A one day course which provides appropriate training prior to the testing required to obtain a Victorian Provisional Licence. The training covers all the practical manoeuvres that participants will be asked to perform during testing.

 

Motorcycles, helmets, gloves and wet weather gear are provided. Participants can choose to do the training on either a motorcycle or scooter, depending on availability.

 

Course includes

 

- Motorcycle safety inspection

- Basic motorcycle control

- Right and left turns

- Turning speed judgement

- Hazard avoidance skills

- Braking

- Eyesight assessment

- Skills tests

 

Those participants who successfully complete testing will receive their Provisional Licence on the day of the course.

 

Prerequisites

- Participants must have held their Learner Permit for a minimum of three continuous months prior to attending the course.

- You must bring to the course your car driver’s licence, Learner Permit or primary and secondary proof of identification which confirms your Victorian residency.

- Participants must obtain VicRoads clearance if suffering a medical condition (other than corrective lenses or asthma treated by a puffer).

 

 

Pre-Provisional TAS

 

A one day course which provides the training and testing required to obtain a Tasmanian Provisional Licence. The training covers skills training in all the practical manoeuvres that candidates will be asked to perform during their Alternate MOST test. A compulsory on-road ride is included in the course.

 

Motorcycles, helmets, gloves and wet weather gear are provided. Participants can choose to do the training on either a motorcycle or scooter, depending on availability.

 

Course includes

- Motorcycle safety inspection

- Basic motorcycle control

- Right and left turns

- Turning speed judgement

- Hazard avoidance skills

- Braking

- Skills tests

 

Participants who undertake training using their own motorcycle (which must be registered, roadworthy and LAMS approved) are eligible for a discount. This will be in the form of a refund paid at the completion of the course.

 

Prerequisites

- Participants must complete a health declaration on the DECA enrolment form.

- Participants must have held their Learner Licence for a minimum of six continuous months prior to attending the course.

- Participants must bring their current Learner Licence on the day.

- Participants must be a minimum of seventeen years of age.

 

Post Licence VIC

 

A one day course designed for licensed riders who want to improve their skills for safer and more pleasurable motorcycle riding. This course is suitable for inexperienced riders, riders with low confidence levels and those returning to motorcycle riding after a prolonged gap. Training is conducted using participants’ motorcycles and safety gear.

 

Course includes

- Motorcycle safety inspection

- Hazard avoidance skills

- Acceleration

- Road law refresher

- Curves and cornering

- Counter steering

- Principles of defensive riding

- Overtaking

- Braking at different speeds, emergency braking

- Slalom - straight and offset

 

Prerequisites

- Participants must hold a current motorcycle licence.

 

Post Licence TAS

 

A six hour course designed for licensed riders who want to improve their skills for safer and more pleasurable motorcycle riding. This course is suited for inexperienced riders, riders with low confidence levels and those returning to motorcycle riding after a prolonged gap. Training is conducted using participants’ motorcycles and safety gear.

 

The course is approved by the Tasmanian Motorcycle Council (TMC) and is subsidised by the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAl B) in conjunction with the TMC.

 

Course includes

- Motorcycle safety inspection

- Hazard avoidance skills

- Acceleration

- Road law refresher

- Curves and cornering

- Counter steering

- Principles of defensive riding

- Overtaking

- Braking at different speeds, emergency braking

 

Prerequisites

- Participants must hold a current Tasmanian motorcycle licence.

 

Important Information

 

All riders must wear sturdy clothing that fully covers their arms and legs. Short sleeve shirts, singlet tops and shorts are not permitted on courses.

An approved helmet (ASNZ1698), gloves (not mittens) and sturdy footwear (no thongs or sandals) must also be worn whilst riding.

DECA will provide an approved helmet, gloves and wet weather gear (if necessary) or you may wear your own protective gear.

All riders must have 0.0% blood alcohol content.

 

Cancellation and refund policy

 

If you cancel your booking and provide at least 14 days notice, your course fee will be refunded in full.

If you cancel your booking with less than 14 days notice, you will forfeit your course fee. You may however, substitute another person without penalty provided the substitute meets all course prerequisites.

 

Contact Us

 

Phone 1300 365 400

Online Booking Service - www.deca.com.au

Email talk2us@deca.com.au

 

Telephone Booking Hours Monday to Friday 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM

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