Perform Complex Four Wheel Drive Operations
FWPCOT3329 Perform Complex Four Wheel Drive Operations
This course has replaced FWPFG3215 since February 2023.
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.
This is an 9-hour driver training module (depending on ability and experience).
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
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.
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.
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
- 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