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Operate 4WD Course


Course Description

This program provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively operate four-wheel (4x4) drive vehicles in a variety of work settings with different terrains including off road and unsealed surfaces.

Unit of Competency

  • FWPCOT3325 Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

Course Outline

  • Identification of four-wheel drive specific terms and terminology
  • Conduct checks of 4x4 vehicle and equipment
  • Prepare for 4x4 operations
  • Operate 4x4 vehicle on unsealed terrain types
  • Operate 4x4 vehicle on a steep slope
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on 4x4 vehicles

Mode of Delivery

This course will be delivered via face to face at one of our leading facilities. 


For group bookings, we can deliver this course at your location. Contact us for more information. 


This course is scheduled for:

1 day of face-to-face learning and assessment

Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements

Students must hold a current valid driver's licence and have a basic understanding of motor vehicle operations which will be confirmed at the time of enrolment.

Students holding a previous certification for the units of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.

Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.

Participants will be required to read and comprehend basic factual information on four wheel drive vehicle equipment labels and in manufacturer manuals, complete workplace forms using required format, industry terminology and structure, Use effective verbal communication techniques to convey instructions to people involved in four-wheel drive operation, Numeracy and Estimate time of a journey and fuel consumption.


Students who successfully complete this course and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk Response and Rescue (RTO 90774).


  • $550 per person
  • For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us

Course Inclusions

All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided. 

Student Requirements

Students must supply own 4WD vehicle (with comprehensive vehicle insurance) unless otherwise arranged. Maximum 2 students per vehicle. 

Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.

Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.

Suitable Vehicles

This course is suitable for beginners and unmodified 4WD vehicles. 

All wheel drive vehicles are permitted after discussions with the facilitator to confirm suitability. 

What do you need to bring on this course?

  • UHF Radio 80 Channel (car mounted or handheld suitable)
  • Enclosed shoes and / or waterproof shoes, gumboots for river section
  • Appropriate clothing for the predicted weather
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Hat and sunscreen (as you will be outdoors for the duration of the training)

Additional Information

*Learning and assessment hours will vary depending on your existing skills, underpinning knowledge and prior experience and your commitment to your learning and practical application of activities.