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

  • conduct pre and post operational checks on a four wheel drive vehicle
  • safely operate a four wheel drive in a variety of conditions and terrains
  • correctly operate a jack
  • safely operate recovery equipment
  • perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles


Successful completion of Operate Light Vehicle training

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.