Operate and Maintain 4wd Vehicles
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.

About the course

Australian Operator Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

The training and assessment is carried out by our specialist trainers, who own their own chainsaw training businesses and auspice to us as the RTO.

All of our trainers are recognised industry experts. Our clients include National Parks and Wildlife Service, Fire Brigade, State Emergency Services, local councils, tree work contractors, 4WD clubs and private individuals.


Course Outline

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.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

National units of competency

RIIVEH305F – Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle


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).

$ 525.00 AUD 

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