Operate light vehicle (4WD)

Skills and knowledge needed to safely operate a 4 wheel drive (4WD) vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads.

Course duration

1 day

Suitable for

Anyone required to safely operate and maintain a 4WD in an operational capacity on metro or regional roads.

Course includes

  • planning and preparing for operating the vehicle
  • basic 4WD operation on gravel roads
  • additional risks associated with operating a 4WD as compared to passenger vehicles
  • understanding the basic types of 4WD systems
  • monitoring of traffic and associated equipment
  • management of vehicle condition and performance
  • effective management of hazardous situations.


A current full or probationary ā€˜Cā€™ class licence.

If you only have an automatic licence please contact PTS so that a suitable vehicle can be arranged for training.

What to wear

PTS dress standards (long sleeve top, long pants & enclosed shoes).

What to bring

You will be required to show your licence to the training provider on the day of training.


Written and practical assessment


A Statement of Attainment upon successful completion

Associated Authorisations

O0496 Advanced Driving Passenger
For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the "Authorisations Team.

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently available, please contact PTS to request a booking.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.