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Operate Vehicles In The Field

Course Dates

Course Name:

PMASUP236 Operate Vehicles In The Field

Course Type:

4WD Driver Training

Course Description:

In this driver training course you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare and operate vehicles, and related equipment, in order to drive across a variety of terrains. This course applies to drivers who are required to perform a daily check of their vehicle for damage, ensure that fuels and lubricant levels are maintained, effect minor repairs, prepare and maintain field equipment, and communicate with their base station. Includes recovery in the field.

Course Duration:

This driving training course is delivered over 8 hours (depending on ability and experience).

Course Locations:

There are 2 options for your training location.

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

  • 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 requiring a refresher course.
Drivers must have the appropriate class of driver’s licence. No other licensing, regulatory, certification and legislative requirements apply to this course.

Training Dates:

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

Course Cost:



PMASUP236 is a nationally accredited driving course.
Driven Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)

PMASUP236 Course Structure

The PMASUP236 four wheel drive driver training consists of:

  • Online self-paced study
  • Online assessment
  • Questionnaire
  • Static practical lessons around the vehicle
  • Hands-on lessons and assessment driving a 4WD vehicle
  • There will be some self paced study.

PMASUP236 – Information Topics Covered

Topics covered in the theory lesson include:

  • Defensive driving principles – night driving, animal management, wet roads
  • Fatigue management
  • Journey management – map reading
  • Vehicle prestart checks and fault finding
  • Vehicle safety systems
  • Vehicle loading
  • Cornering techniques
  • Four-wheel drive systems – Off road driving hazards and techniques
  • Vehicle recovery

Unit of competency: Here’s the official government definition of what the PMASUP236 driving course covers.

PMASUP236 – Practical Component

On the PMASUP236 driver training you will be participating in 4 hours of practical training in a 4WD vehicle covering the following areas:

  • Prestart checks, load security, fault repair
  • Wheel change
  • How to hitch and unhitch a trailer
  • Jump starting a vehicle
  • Driving on public roads
  • Driving on unsealed roads – emergency braking
  • Off-road driving – use of high and low range 4WD, hazard awareness
  • Vehicle recovery – snatch strap and winching techniques
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.