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

Who Should Attend

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


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:
A full or probationary ‘C’ class licence.

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

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • 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.

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

Students will require:

  • PTS dress standards (long sleeve top, long pants & enclosed shoes).
  • You will be required to show your licence to the training provider on the day of training.

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements
Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.


Written and practical assessment


Statement of Attainment

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
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.

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