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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 or can be delivered as a blend of self-paced online and face-to-face facilitation.

For individuals, we offer scheduled training programs in the Illawarra region on the scheduled dates listed above, choose a date suitable to you.

For group bookings, we can provide this training at one of our leading training facilities or at your site as required, simply click “Get a Quote” to find out more and arrange suitable dates.


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, per day
  • 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 unless otherwise arranged

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.

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.