Learn off road defensive driving skills & vehicle recovery

4x4 Darwin Two (2) Day Course

$599 per person (NTG contract D16-0047)

This course will prepare you for defensive off road four wheel driving.  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.  This course is carbon neutral, voluntary cancellation of Australian Carbon Credits as emission offset.

4x4 Darwin Two (2) Day Course

This course is nationally recognised throughout Australia

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This course will be run on the following dates.

2 March 2020
2 & 4 March 8.30am - 6 Steele st. Winnellie
10 Places Available

23 March 2020
23 & 24 March 8.30am - 6 Steele st. Winnellie
9 Places Available

27 April 2020
27 & 28 April 8.30am - 6 Steele st. Winnellie
10 Places Available

About the course

This course is approved for the NTG contract D16-0047.  The training will prepare you for driving off road in a 4x4 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 student uses their work vehicle this ensures the training is in the workplace car this gets best results, our 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 40 second video emergency braking on a wet road.  It may change the way you drive. 

The video is a true testimonial about the course as the participant talks about the training, very accurate.

Emergency braking on a wet road, this is a very important skill to have in the top end as roads get very wet.

Check out the full scope of units we offer.

Hi James, I learnt a lot. I now understand H2,H4 & L4. I understand how to change a tire, use an electric winch. Going up & down steep hills. Driving on the sand and tire pressure. I really enjoyed myself. I had never done any of those things in my before now, so everything was well worth it. I feel more comfortable & confident in driving a 4WD. Can’t pick a favourite, as I loved learning about hill climbs n descents, happy I learnt how to change a tire & driving on sand was good.
- Aleana - Ranger, Parks & Wildlife NT

What will I learn?

This two (2) day 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.