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Side by Side

State ID: MAA23


This short course covers the process for safely checking, loading, starting and operating a side by side utility vehicle.

Participants will learn to steer, manoeuvre, position and stop the vehicle in a smooth and controlled



The course also covers

► Routine checks and maintenance procedures

► hazards and risks associated with side by side utility vehicle areas of operation

► loading and securing side by side utility vehicle safely

► PPE associated with the safe operation and use of a side by side utility vehicle


*Please note: Experienced Side by Side operators may be eligible to complete the course in 1 day. Please speak with our friendly staff to see if you meet the required criteria to exit at the end of day 1. You may be required to provide evidence of your previous experience to an SR TAFE lecturer. 


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles


Half price*

The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

Entrance Requirements

Fees and charges

Important information

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

This course has basic PPE requirements (located under Important information)

LLN – Language literacy and numeracy requirements: Adequate literacy and numeracy skills to complete the written component of the assessment. If you have language, numeracy or literacy concerns, please discuss them with us before the course starts.

Fees and charges

Non concession: $82.90
Concession: $29.20
Commercial / International: $429.85

Important information

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

For the practical assessment you need to be in appropriate work wear and bring suggested items as listed below;

  • Helmet
  • long trousers
  • long sleeved shirt
  • steel capped boots
  • rain jacket (if required)


Note: A hi-vis vest can be supplied on the day if required.


Participants are encouraged to bring:

•             Pencil case and notebook

•             Water bottle, lunch, snacks

How to apply
  1. Please check to see if dates have been set for this course by selecting the campus you wish to attend at the bottom of this page.
  2. Complete the Course enquiry form below and advise which dates you would like to enrol into.
  3. We will then send you enrolment forms to complete.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.

Albany Campus

Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
Duration: 2 days

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated September 03, 2020