Quad Bike Training


This course is aimed at producing a quad bike operator that can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attributes for all essential areas of the units of competency covered under the “best practice” guidelines for quad bike riding in the workplace.

This course is targeted specifically at quad bikes used in the workplace. This Quad bike course enables the trainee to ride effectively and safely over varied terrain. The trainee will also be able to demonstrate the appropriate responsibilities of a rider with emphasis on accident prevention. A high level of safe decision-making is also promoted as well as riding techniques that minimise negative environmental impact.

The course can be customised to incorporate company policies and procedures.

For more information, please download the course information sheet.

Course Content

In line with code of practice guidelines the course covers the following knowledge and skills:

  • Quad pre-use daily checks and serviceability
  • Start-up and shut-down procedures
  • Loading and unloading a quad 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
  • Water fording

Note that additional content can be added in order to customise the course to suit workplace requirements.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

24557 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).
24554 Ride an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on flat terrain.
24559 Ride an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on undulating terrain.


1 - 2 days (depending on prior experience).

  • One day course is for those with some form of prior off road experience or training and for those already holding the relevant NZQA unit standards but require a refresher course only.
  • The full two day course is for those with no prior off road experience or for those who will be carrying loads or towing a trailer in the workplace and require these additional unit standards.

Attendance Capacity

Maximum of 10 trainees per trainer. Minimum numbers can be negotiated upon request.


POA based on specific course content requirements.


  • A current restricted class 1 or full class 6 licence; However, no licence is required if use is in an “off road only” environment.
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

Special Note

A post-course report will highlight any individual requiring special on-going tuition /guidance to reach a safe minimal operating level. AMS Group will work with anyone requiring on-going training or experience prior to reaching a competent level.

Please contact AMS Group if you would like to know more about the course options available or to arrange training.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.