About this course

Safer than a quad bike, but still carrying its own risks, the side by side is becoming the “go to” vehicle for many jobs on the farm. This one-day course at Tocal will help you get the most from your side by side.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • preparing a side by side utility vehicle for use
  • operating a side by side utility vehicle
  • side by side utility vehicle shut-down procedures.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 1 day
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $700 GST-free (weekdays) - Fee free to eligible applicants


  • Prepare side by side utility vehicle for use
  • Operate side by side utility vehicle
  • Complete side by side utility vehicle operation

$700 GST-free

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

  • Introduction on Safe Operation of a Side by Side
  • Hazard and risk identification
  • Perform a pre start check and correct reporting procedures
  • Environmental management and biosecurity for vehicles
  • safe operation of a side by side vehicle
  • Correct shutdown procedures when using a Side by Side vehicle
  • Side by side vehicle cleaning

Participants must be 16 years old or over.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles.

Additional Information

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