Course Overview

This course is generally for persons operating four wheel drive vehicles in the government, construction, mining, gas, or resources sector. Generally, the work will involve working in remote or desolate areas. They will generally be working within company guidelines, policies, and procedures.

The purpose of this course is to impart the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate vehicles and related equipment and drive across a variety of terrains. It applies to operators who are required to check their vehicle daily, ensure vehicle is safely loaded and use the 4wd modes.

Course Outline:   

  • Introduction to 4WD Vehicles
  • Identify four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology, and techniques
  • Plan for minimal environmental impact
  • Perform pre-departure checks
  • Use four-wheel drive mode 
  • Coordinate and recover a vehicle
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Work planning, health and safety
  • Types of 4WD Vehicles
  • Workplace communications
  • Fault reporting
  • Driving 4WD Vehicles
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Park, Shutdown and secure 4WD Vehicles
  • Post operational checks

Course Inclusions:

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 1 days of training. Up to 6 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-15:30

Participants must

Be at least 18 years of age

Equipment requirements

We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.

For our public courses at our purpose-built training facility trainees must provide:



Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.


Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).

National unit of competency

RIIVEH305F – Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Course Duration

8 hours


$525.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541