Operate, maintain & recover a four wheel drive vehicle

Skills and knowledge needed to safely operate a 4 wheel drive (4WD) in a range of conditions and terrain types, conduct minor maintenance and repairs plus assess options for recovery of a 4WD vehicle.

Course duration

1 day

Suitable for

Drivers of 4WD’s on sealed & unsealed roads as well as those who may be required to conduct off-road driving operations including driving in remote areas.

Course includes

  • journey management and pre-drive vehicle inspections
  • basic principles of off road driving
  • safely operate a four wheel drive in a variety of conditions and terrains
  • wheel changing
  • methods and staff practice of vehicle recovery techniques


Successful completion of Operate Light Vehicle training (RIIVEH201D).
4WD experience is preferred – please advise PTS if you have had no previous 4WD experience so that additional training support can be arranged.

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

O0497 Advanced Driving Commercial 4 × 4
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.
  • Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle (RIIVEH305A)
  • Operate four wheel drive vehicle (TLIC2025A)
  • Operate vehicles in the field (PMASUP236B)

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

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