Four Wheel Drive Non-Unit Standard Training

Our course will ensure that drivers understand and can demonstrate basic knowledge and practical application relating to the characteristics and operations of a Light or Heavy Four-wheel Drive.

Light 4WD Ideal for trainees:

  • With limited experience.
  • Who have not completed any compliance refresher training in more than five (5) years (recommendation).

Heavy 4WD ideal for trainees:

  • Who have previously completed unit standard training within the last four (4) years (This prior experience may need to be verified).
  • Who have changed their vehicle/fleet thus operators require an introduction to the unfamiliar features & latest technology to ensure their safety both on & off-road.

We are partnered with Natural Instincts, a leading training, consultancy, and adventure specialist.

They provide: 

  • Ongoing specialist professional development for our trainers.
  • Independent assessment of our trainers to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Constant review of the latest technological advancements in vehicle systems and their impacts on drivers and their training.


  • Hold the appropriate licence for the type of vehicle driven.
  • 1 vehicle per 1-2 trainees to be provided by client. 

Course Numbers and Pricing

  • Cost per group $3,000 + GST 
  • Practical site hire  from $225 + GST per day
  • Training for groups of a maximum of 8 trainees.
  • Additional trainer $1500 + GST per day (10 trainees maximum)


What to expect on the day

The course includes a mix of theory and practical sessions and includes elements relating to

  • Pre/Post vehicle checks using TCLOCS
  • Modes and vehicle technology familiarisation in specific vehicles on site
  • Hazard ID and Safety Margin Assessment (HISMA)
  • Tyres – pressures – tread design and the relevance to traction
  • Vehicle dynamics utilising - movement, momentum, traction, torque, gravity & centrifugal force combinations
  • Driving on low-friction surfaces
  • Negotiating uneven terrain – Descents, Ascents, Sidlings
  • Water crossings (dependent on venue)

What happens after you finish the course:

  • We will issue an electronic Certificate of attendance.

We need to tailor this course to your requirements, please request a date and we will be in touch shortly

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