Safe Quad Bike Skills

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This course is designed to focus on quad bike use and safety for regular users of quad’s in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, construction and other compliance areas.

Please note that our courses are available at several locations, including your workplace.

What you will learn

  • ATV pre-use daily checks and serviceability issues

  • Start-up and shut-down procedures

  • Loading and unloading an ATV from a trailer

  • Hazard identification and safety margin awareness

  • Obstacle recognition and negotiation

  • Active riding skills

  • Stability dynamics including loads carried, loads towed and load security

  • Understanding tyres and the importance of correct inflation pressures

  • Correct hill ascent and descent riding techniques and associated issues and limits

  • Ground composition and contour recognition and riding techniques to ensure safety

  • Traversing side slopes

Unit standards in this course

Depending on previous experience, learners may enrol in the following units.

Unit Standards Level Credits
24554 - Ride a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace 2 4
24557 - Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike 2 3
24559 - Ride a quad bike on undulating terrain 3 4
24561 - Ride a quad bike with trailed equipment 3 4
24563 - Ride a quad bike with mounted equipment or a load 3 3

Admission Information

Maximum of 8 trainees per trainer. Minimum numbers can be negotiated upon request.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Block courses


1-2 days depending on content and assessment requirements

Start Dates

Courses throughout Northland and Auckland based on demand

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $360.00 (min 5 trainees)

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


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