Coronavirus modified course

4WD Course Darwin Two (2) Day

$599 per person

This course will prepare you for defensive off road four wheel driving in the Darwin area and all remote driving in the Northern Territory.  Our trainers are experienced in both Top End and Central Australian driving conditions. Fun and safe accredited training that will set you and your employees up the challenges of bush travelling.  Go to Covid 19 Safety Plan

4WD Course Darwin Two (2) Day

This course is nationally recognised throughout Australia

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This course will be run on the following dates.

22 November 2021
8.30am - 22 & 23 November 6 Steele St. Winnellie
6 Places Available

13 December 2021
8.30am - 13 & 14 December 6 Steele St. Winnellie
12 Places Available

About the course

The training will prepare you for driving off road in a 4WD vehicle in Northern Territory conditions.

Learn key skills in driving a four wheel drive vehicle and off road defensive driving.  Our Nationally Accredited two (2) day four wheel drive training course is 80% practical and 20% theory.  The course is limited to twelve (12) students per course and is performed in your own work vehicle to ensure best results.  You can have up to three (3) people per vehicle and you must provide the 4X4 vehicles.  Complete our booking inquiry form, or give us a call, to discuss your four wheel drive training requirements.  

The video below gives you a good idea of water crossings.

Have a look at the video of a Darwin course during the wet season.

Cancellation Policy - you can change course dates up to seven (7) days prior to the selected course. Within seven (7) days of the course you cannot change dates, however you can change people at any time.  Your best option is to send another person.  If a person withdraws from the course within seven (7) days prior or after it has commenced because of unforeseen injury or illness, they can provide a medical certificate to Train Safe NT.  They can enrol in an alternate course on another date at no extra cost or 100% refund.

My name is Lucy and I completed a 4x4 course with you 21 - 22 March and I just wanted to let you know that I found your course extremely helpful! During the Easter weekend I was driving from Darwin to Katherine via Jabiru and I used your practical skills to get out of some sticky situations! As embarrassing as it is, I did not know how to change a tyre before completing your course, and I was able to efficiently change it all by myself in 36 degree heat just outside Kakadu park! It felt so great being able to do it without any assistance, all thanks to you! Secondly, just as I was coming out of Jabiru in the morning I got into some trouble when a bush pig ran onto the road in front of me. I didn’t swerve and I was able to have full control of the car during those critical moments! As shocked as I was, I was so grateful that I was able to safely manage the situation. No injuries to me, but I don’t have a bulbar so there’s a bit of damage on the car, but it’s the best outcome! Not for the pig though… Just wanted to let you know that your teaching is very practical and came in fantastic timing! Really appreciate it!
- Lucy

What will I learn?

This two (2) day 4WD course covers the practical and theory of:

  • Water crossings (theory during dry season)
  • Corrugated roads
  • Driving vehicles in sand and mud
  • Tyre changing and inspection
  • Fatigue hazards and solutions
  • Vehicle pre-start check
  • Defensive driving and low risk
  • Animal awareness
  • Emergency braking
  • Hazards of high speed driving
  • Low range & high range
  • Vehicle recovery
  • Electric winch recovery
  • Hand winch recovery
  • Hazards of snatch strap
  • Driving with road trains and other large vehicles
  • Road fatalities
  • Minimising vehicle rollovers
  • Hubs & center differential lock
  • Employee’s responsibilities under the Workplace Health and Safety Act (duty of care)

The unit of competency is: FWPFGM3215 Perform complex 4X4 operation.