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Perform Complex Four Wheel Drive Operations

Course Dates

Course Name:

FWPCOT3329 Perform Complex Four Wheel Drive Operations

This course has replaced FWPFG3215 since February 2023.

Course Type:

4WD Driver Training

Course Description:

This 4WD training course teaches how to perform complex four-wheel drive vehicle operations, including operations over rugged terrain and water crossings.
The course applies to people who operate a four-wheel drive in forest, timber processing, agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management training.

Course Duration:

This is an 9-hour driver training module (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:

  • 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 requiring a refresher course.
Legislative, licensing, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this training course can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

Training Dates:

This training is offered for group bookings. Minimum numbers and days may apply. Please contact our office to arrange a suitable date.

Course Cost:



FWPCOT3329 training course is nationally recognised
Driven Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)

FWPCOT3329 Course Structure

The FWPCOT3329 Perform Complex Four Wheel Drive Operations course consists of:

  • Sign-in and induction
  • Questionnaire
  • Static practical lessons around the vehicle
  • Hands-on lessons and assessment inside a four wheel drive vehicle
  • Online theory assessment

The course is run with a candidate to assessor ratio of 3-1.

FWPCOT3329 – Information Topics Covered

  • Legal requirements and company policies and procedure, land access
  • Prestart and post operational checks, fault finding, load security
  • Defensive driving techniques, animals, wet roads, night driving, environmental impacts
  • Journey management, weather restrictions, fatigue, using a GPS, communication, convoy procedures
  • Four-wheel drive systems, free-wheeling hubs, differences 2WD-4WD & constant 4WD
  • On road and off road driving techniques, hazard identification
  • Water crossings, risks, pre-entry checks, post-exit checks
  • Emergency procedures

Unit of competency: Here is the official government definition of the subjects that are covered in the FWPCOT3329 driver training course.

FWPCOT3329 – Practical Component

On the FWPCOT3329 four wheel drive course you’ll be given 4 hours of practical training in a vehicle, covering the following topics:

  • Journey management, food, water etc., how to program a GPS
  • Basic maintenance, charging a battery, jump start vehicle, changing bulbs and fuses
  • Prestart and post operational checks, how to secure loads, fault repair
  • Driving on unsealed roads, emergency braking
  • Water crossings, set up, risks, post crossing checks
  • Driving on rugged or uneven terrain, up & down hills, on rocks, sand, mud
  • Recover vehicle from hillside, reverse and forward stalls
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.