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Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

Course Dates

Course Name:

RIIVEH305F Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

Course Type:

Course Description:

This four-wheel driver training course teaches you how to operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This course covers the following areas:

  • 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
  • Recovery in the field.

Course Duration:

This driving course is delivered over 10 hours

Course Locations:

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:

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

Training Dates:

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

Course Cost:



RIIVEH305F driver training is nationally recognised.
Driven Training Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)

RIIVEH305F Course Structure

The RIIVEH305F four-wheel drive driving course consists of:

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

RIIVEH305F – Information Topics Covered

The following topics are covered in the theory lessons:

  • Prestart & post operational checks, securing load, fault finding
  • Legal requirements and company policies and procedure – land access
  • Defensive driving techniques – night driving, wet roads, animals, environmental impacts
  • Journey management – fatigue, using GPS, convoy procedures, communication, weather restrictions
  • Four-wheel drive systems – free-wheeling hubs, differences between 2WD-4WD, constant 4WD
  • On & off road driving techniques – hazard identification
  • Vehicle recovery methods: sand mats, airbags, winching
  • Emergency procedures

Unit of competency: Here’s the official government definition of the subjects that are covered in the RIIVEH305F driver training.

RIIVEH305F – Practical Component

On the RIIVEH305F driver training course you’ll have 4 hours of practical training in a 4WD vehicle covering the following skills:

  • Prestart and post operational checks – load security, fault repair
  • Journey management – water, food, GPS, route planning, staying in contact etc.
  • Driving on sealed and unsealed roads, emergency braking
  • Driving on uneven terrain, up and down hills, on sand, in mud, over rocks
  • Changing a wheel on uneven terrain
  • Vehicle recovery methods: winching, sand mats, airbags
  • Basic maintenance: changing fuses and light bulbs, charging a battery, jump starting a vehicle
Driven Training is a Registered Training Organisation (40780)
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Courses without this logo are not nationally accredited.