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Farm Bike

Duration 1 day
Price $370.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standards See unit standards below



This course is for people working or intending to work in the primary sector (rural or horticulture). It enables the trainee to ride a motorcycle (farm bike) effectively and safely over varied terrain under supervision in a primary industry context. The trainee will be able to operate a motorcycle with mounted equipment or a load.

Note: A driver’s licence is not required if 100% of use is on a private property with no public access. Where public land is to be accessed the correct licence and vehicle registration is required.

Course Objectives

On completion of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Prepare to ride a motorcycle on flat terrain.
  • Ride a motorcycle on flat terrain.
  • Operate a motorcycle on rolling terrain under limited supervision.
  • Ride a motorcycle with mounted equipment or a load.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe operation of a motorcycle.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of motorcycle riding contingency procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a motorcycle with a mounted load.

Who Should Attend

This qualification is intended for people using motorcycles (farm bikes) in their farm or horticulture workplace. 

Entry Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in full-time or part-time study for this programme, applicants must:

  • Be over 16 years of age.
  • Be working in a primary industry related workplace.
  • Have access to motorcycle (built for off-road with knobbly tyres, gears and two wheels) and suitable private land.
  • Be physically fit and able to demonstrate physical competency for the skill being trained.

Our Teaching Method

Our trainers are all experienced practical people. They speak everyday workplace language and have a wealth of real-life examples to share with our students. Students are encouraged to ‘have a go’ in a supportive, safe environment.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 8

Unit Standards

Unit Standard Unit Description NZQA
19053 Operate a motorcycle on flat terrain in the workplace under close supervision 3 2
19054 Operate a motorcycle on rolling terrain under limited supervision 3 3
19055 Operate a motorcycle with mounted equipment or a load under limited supervision 3 3
24555 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a motorcycle  4 2
Total Credits  13  

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