This Course involves the skills and knowledge required to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle safely in a range of conditions in accordance with the relevant state/territory legislated roads and traffic licence requirements. course includes driving a four-wheel drive vehicle on roads, traversing gradients, ascending and descending steep gradients, and operating in rugged terrain. It also includes using vehicle equipment/controls and completing pre- and post-operational checks. Recognised driver’s licence or provisional car licence must be held prior to commencing this unit of competency. Driving involves the application of four-wheel drive vehicle operating principles and procedures to maintain the safety and operation of a four-wheel drive vehicle across a variety of on-road and off-road contexts. Driving is performed with limited supervision, and with duty of care responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
workplace procedures for operating a four-wheel drive vehicle in both on-road and off-road situations.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment. Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations, where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions in a four-wheel drive vehicle typical of that used in industry. Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment include:
A simulator/online assessment is not suitable for the final assessment of this unit of competency.
This course is delivered over one 8-hour day. The course is run with a candidate to assessor ratio of 3-1. The course includes the following:
Two-hour PowerPoint presentation covering:
This is followed by a one hour written exam on the theory content.