Off-road Four Wheel Drive (4×4) Training

Tocal Agricultural College
Indicative Price: From $650 GST free depending on location. Includes manual. Bring your own 4x4 vehicle
Duration: 2 days
Qualification: Statement of Attainment

How to safely operate a four wheel drive vehicle off-road and use vehicle recovery techniques.

Course aims:

  • maintain and operate a 4WD vehicle safely and effectively under a range of off-road conditions
  • carry out 4WD vehicle recovery operations safely and effectively

Learning outcomes:

  • operate 4WD vehicles safely and effectively
  • operate vehicle on, or across, a slope
  • operate vehicle ascending a steep slope including stall recovery
  • operate vehicle descending a steep slope including stall recovery
  • operate jack
  • operate vehicle in rugged terrain
  • negotiate water crossings
  • recover vehicle


  • FWPCOT3259 – Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • FWPCOT3260 – Recover four wheel drive vehicles

To see current events and dates, refer to our AgCalendar.

Units Of Study:

Day 1:

  • Four wheel driving theory
  • Maintenance and vehicle set up
  • Field exercises – dirt road driving, slopes, rugged terrain driving

Day 2:

  • Stall recovery
  • Vehicle recovery techniques – snatch straps, electric winching and jacking
  • Field exercises – negotiating mud, sand, and water crossings
Online Course: No
Funding Available: No
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