I attempted the new M-GLS learner's course... and I think I would have been satisfied with it except that I got nervous during my off road test and made too many dumb errors to pass. I was even feeling pretty confident and relaxed during the practice just before, operating everything just as I should, despite having only been on a bike for the first time in my life the day before. My two wheeled experience was limited to cycling. It's not so much that I think that the test is unfair, it's that the cost of failure is just so damn high. If we accept that for someone to fail a test on something they have only very recently learned is normal, then we have to accept that for someone to get only their learner's permit paying close to or over a thousand dollars is also normal. And that's only assuming they fail it once. I fully intended to repeat day 2 of the course after failing the test but now I'm reconsidering. I wasn't worried or stressed during the first attempt but now I am just from thinking about it, basically ruining my chances. So yeah I guess I can pretty much operate a bike and the knowledge is useless to me. You can talk about how great the new course is and how awful the death toll is but at least those guys were allowed to ride a bike. I'm not. I can't even practise in my quiet suburb without getting my defacto 1000+ dollar permit. There is no other way, other than rapidly attempting to master and perform the circus routine again at some point when I happen to not be freaked out by the thought of it. It's like having to sit a test you're not allowed to study for. Anyway my friend has offered to take me dirt biking so I might just try to make that a thing and try again in a year or so. Sorry for wandering into your forum and posting a negative thread without lurking or picking up your culture and stuff. My family doesn't understand why I care about this and I didn't want to biatch to my instructors who were excellent.