Light Vehicle Training

4WD Training

4WD Training

Our uniquely designed nationally accredited Four Wheel Drive Courses aim to educate and train individuals, groups or employees in best practice off-road Four Wheel Driving techniques. The program can be provided at a number of levels with particular emphasis on “Preventative Awareness Driving”. Education and training can be provided through our highly trained professional instructors to both individuals and groups, resulting in higher driver confidence, positive attitudinal change and hands on experience, resulting in a better understanding of the risks of 4WD’s.

Our on-site 4WD facility is purpose built, with a comprehensive off road track, including a number of specific obstacles such as a water bath and mud holes. The course involves classroom time and extensive hands on driving experience. These courses can be designed to meet organisational specific requirements. Our low student to trainer ratio (typically 3:1) gives you more time in the driver seat. Contact us to discuss you needs and how our professional training team can help you get further, safer.

Course Details

Course duration is 1 to 5 days depending on capability level required. For example:

  • Introduction to 4WD (1 day )
  • Intermediate 4WD (3 days)
  • Advanced 4WD (5 days)
  • Comprehensive course notes are supplied and the course can be completed using your own vehicle (subject to a mechanical inspection). TISC can supply a suitable 4WD if requested. 

    Pre-Course Requirements
    All applicants must hold a current driver’s licence (Probationary Licences are acceptable) and will be required to produce the licence on the day of the course.

    Nationally Recognised Courses
    TISC can also deliver nationally recognised 4WD courses and are able to train and assess in the following units of competency:
    - SISODRV302A Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle
    - SISODRV404A Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain
    - SISODRV405A Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles

    Contact us and enquire about our 4WD courses and how we can build a customised course that best fits your training needs.


    Learning Outcomes

    • Introduction and course overview
    • Types and physical attributes of 4WD's
    • different 4WD transmissions and Low Range
    • Stall/Stop recovery
    • Foot printing
    • Hill ascent and aescent techniques
    • Basic vehicle maintenance
    • Pre-start check
    • Safe use of a 4WD Recovery "Snatch" Strap
    • Safe use of a vehicle recovery winch
    • Water crossing techniques

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