• Identify four-wheel drive specific terms and terminology
  • Conduct checks of 4 x 4 vehicle and equipment
  • Prepare for 4 x 4 operations
  • Operate 4 x 4 vehicle on unsealed terrain types
  • Operate 4 x 4 vehicle on a steep slope
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on 4 x 4 vehicles
  • Plan 4 x 4 recovery
  • Apply safe recovery method
  • Use vehicle recovery equipment safely
  • Maintain vehicle recovery equipment

$680 GST-free

You may be eligible for funding. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

Day One:

  • Four wheel driving theory
  • Maintenance and vehicle set-up
  • Field exercises - dirt road driving, slopes, rugged terrain driving

Day Two:

  • Stall recovery
  • Vehicle recovery techniques - snatch straps, Jacking, electric and hand winching
  • Field exercises - negotiating mud, sand, and water crossings

Please note: This program may vary due to venue, weather and client requirements.

  • Participants are provided with Department of Primary Industries –  A Field Guide to Four Wheel Driving manual.
  • This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.

  • Participants must hold a minimum provisional P2 license - Green P's.
  • Participants are to supply their own Four Wheel Drive vehicle.

This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:

  • FWPCOT3259 Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • FWPCOT3260 Recover four wheel drive vehicles.

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.