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Operate Four Wheel Drive On Unsealed Roads

Course Dates

Course Name:

FWPCOT3325 Operate Four Wheel Drive On Unsealed Roads

Course Type:

4WD Driver Training

Course Description:

This driver training course teaches you how to safely operate a four-wheel drive 4WD vehicle on unsealed roads and operating a 4WD vehicle in a variety of work settings with different terrains.

Course Duration:

This driver training is delivered over one 8-hour day (depending on ability and experience).

Course Locations:

There are 3 options for your training location.

We can deliver this training course at one of our driver training facilities located at:

  • Yatala, Queensland
    (halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast)
  • Chinchilla, Queensland
    (Surat Basin).
  • Swan Gully, Bromelton
    (Near Beaudesert).

Or we can come to you.

  • Anywhere in Australia
    Our driver training instructors are also able to travel anywhere in Australia, to your location, to teach this course. There may be a charge for travel when time spent travelling both to and from training location is more than 1 hour in total, and where there are mobilisation and demobilisation costs.


Course Pre-requisites:

This course is for the experienced four wheel driver or those who require a refresher course.
Licensing, regulatory, certification and legislative requirements apply to this driving course and can vary between territories, states, and industry sectors.

Training Dates:

This training is offered for group bookings (minimum numbers and days may apply). Please contact us to discuss suitable dates.

Course Cost:



FWPCOT3325 driver training course is nationally accredited.
Driven Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)

FWPCOT3325 Course Structure

The FWPCOT3325 four wheel drive driver course consists of:

  • Sign-in and induction
  • Classroom presentation and discussion
  • Questionnaire
  • Static practical lessons around the vehicle
  • Hands-on lessons and assessment driving a 4WD vehicle
  • There will be some self paced study.

FWPCOT3325 – Information Topics Covered

The following topics are covered in the classroom lessons:

  • Prestart and post operational checks – load security, fault finding
  • Legal requirements and company policy and procedure – land access
  • Defensive driving techniques – night driving, animals, wet roads, environmental impacts
  • Journey management – fatigue, using GPS, communication, weather restrictions, convoy procedures
  • Four-wheel drive systems – free-wheeling hubs, structural differences 2WD-4WD
  • On and off road driving techniques – hazard identification
  • Emergency procedures
  • Note: specific IVMS or other company procedures can be included

Unit of competency: Here’s the official government definition of the subjects that are covered in the FWPCOT3325 driver training.

FWPCOT3325 – Practical Component

On the FWPCOT3325 driver training course you’ll have 4 hours of practical training in a 4WD vehicle covering the following skills:

  • Restart and post operational checks – load security, fault repair
  • Journey management – food and water, GPS, route planning, staying in contact etc.
  • Driving on unsealed roads – emergency braking
  • Driving on uneven terrain – up and down hills, sand, mud, rocks
  • Changing a wheel on uneven terrain
  • Basic maintenance – Changing light bulbs and fuses, charging a battery, jump starting a vehicle
Driven Training is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)
The Nationally Accredited courses that we are accredited to deliver are marked with the Nationally Recognised Training logo .
Courses without this logo are not nationally accredited.