Learn off road defensive driving skills

Darwin One (1) Day 4WD Course

$420 per person

This course will prepare you for defensive off road four wheel driving (4WD).  Our trainers are experienced in the Top End wet season driving conditions.  Fun and safe accredited training that will set you and your employees up the challenges of bush travelling.  This course is carbon neutral, voluntary cancellation of Australian Carbon Credits as emission offset.  

Darwin One (1) Day 4WD Course

This course is nationally recognised throughout Australia

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About the course

This course is approved for the NTG contract D16-0047.  This training will prepare you for driving a 4x4 vehicle in the top end of the Northern Territory. 

Learn key skills in driving a four wheel drive vehicle and navigating outback roads in safely.  Our Nationally Accredited one (1) day four wheel drive training course is 90% practical and 10% theory.  It is performed in your own work vehicle to ensure best results, our 4x4 defensive driving courses are limited to ten (10) students per course and a maximum of three (3) students per vehicle.  All students must have a current drivers license.  Complete our booking inquiry form, or give us a call, to discuss your four wheel drive training requirements.

Watch this 10 second video on dusty Darwin dirt roads.  It may change your attitude towards driving.

Voluntary cancelation of Australian Carbon Credits Units (ACCCUs) (Kyoto) as emission offset. (10 x units (tonnes CO2 -e).  Jawoyn Association has, on behalf of the buyer, voluntarily cancelled these Kyoto units in the ANREU under, part 6 of the Australia National Registry of Emissions units Act 2011. This cancellation is publicly recorded at www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/ANREU/Data-and-information

Hi James, Just wanted to say thank you for teaching me how to change a tyre. It came in very hand last week, I got a flat rear tyre on my commodore and it was just me and the kids. I rang my partner and he said he would come and change the tyre for me but I told him to let me have a go since I had done my 4x4 training. I must say it took me a hour because it was dark and had to use my phone to torch to see but I did it! It was a challenge to get the tyre lined up (like I had difficulty with the 4x4 tyre in the training) but I eventually got (I didn’t have a shovel either). So I was pretty proud of myself even though I was dripping in sweat and I did kick the tyre a couple of time but I got it. So just wanted to thank you! It will be interesting if I do ever got to change the 4x4 tyre but I do feel confident. Thanks again
- Rhiannon, Darwin resident.

What will I learn?

This one (1) day course covers the practical and theory of:

  • Sandy, dusty roads
  • Corrugated roads
  • Minimising vehicle rollovers
  • Driving with road trains and other large vehicles
  • Road fatalities
  • Tyre changing and inspection
  • Fatigue management
  • Diff "Wind up"
  • Vehicle pre-start check
  • Low risk and defensive driving
  • Animal awareness
  • Hazards of high speed driving
  • Low range & high range
  • Water crossings (theory during dry season)
  • Emergency braking
  • Hubs & center differential lock

The units of competency is: FWPCOT3259 Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle on unsealed road.