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Operate a Motorcycle in the Primary Industry (Level 3)

Duration This micro-credential is delivered across 2 months. It includes 2 days of face-to-face learning, supported by a work experience log completed on the job.
Price Funded
Unit Standards See unit standards below



This micro-credential provides new entrants, career change people and temporary working visa holders who are new to the primary industries, with the skills and knowledge to operate a motorcycle with mounted equipment or load, flat and rolling terrain.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the safe operation of a motorcycle.
  • Describe motorcycle riding contingency procedures.
  • Prepare to, and ride a motorcycle on flat terrain.
  • Operate a motorcycle on rolling terrain.
  • Operate a motorcycle with equipment or load.

Course Investment

This course is provided by VHNZ on behalf of PrimaryITO (PITO). Applicants MUST be eligible domestic students working in a primary industry environment with access to relevant equipment.

PITO require a training agreement signed by the learner, their employer and PrimaryITO. Training will not commence until enrolment and funding is confirmed by PrimaryITO.

The fee for this course is $450 payable to PITO on invoice. VHNZ may charge additional fees depending on specific course requirements such as training location, trainee status, and number of learners.

The course investment will vary depending on specific course requirements such as customisation of training location, trainee status, and number of learners.

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 trainees. Trainees are encouraged to ‘have a go’ in a supportive, safe environment.

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.
  • Learners must have access to a commercial primary industry or agriculture business involved with where motorcycles are used in day to day operations.
  • Be physically fit and able to demonstrate physical competency for the skill being trained.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 8

Unit Standards

All unit standards listed below are compulsory on completion trainees may be awarded the micro-credential by the Primary ITO.

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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