While any accredited school can put you through a motorcycle rider training course and take the approved license test at the end, not all schools are created equal. Not only do you want an exceptional learning experience, but you also want the right "fit" for your learning style, personality, and convenience.
The thrill of learning to ride may tempt you to make an emotional decision, but do your research and make an informed decision. You can also browse to www.motorcycleridertrainingaustralia.com.au to find more details on motorcycle training courses.
Here are some things to consider before signing up.
Customer focus. How you were treated when you first contacted the school, whether at a trade show, by phone, or online, the school culture you perceived, and the degree of professionalism.
Location. Choose a place that is convenient. Those learning days in the parking lot are exhausting and you don't want a long drive at the end of the day. Many of the schools have more than one campus, so if you find a school you prefer, ask about their locations.
Class sizes. While all will have a ratio of 1 instructor to 5 students, the number of students trained at one time varies between schools and between locations within schools. If you enjoy the energy generated by many people, you won't be put off by the many bikes in the parking lot. However, if you prefer less distraction, choose a campus with fewer total students.
Type of bikes. Check the age, the type of model and the variety of models available. Are there bikes for long legs, short legs, etc.? Above all, you want to make sure the bikes are in good condition.
Other programs. The Basic Rider program is just the beginning. Keeping your skills sharp requires lifelong learning. Look for a school that offers advanced programs as you develop your skills.
Reputation. Ask for references from other students who have attended the program you are considering.