4WD Operator’s Course – Two Day



By the end of the two-day course participants will be able to –

  • Prepare a 4WD vehicle for off-road travel
  • Effectively operate the special features of a 4WD
  • Operate a 4WD in a low risk manner both on and off road
  • Use basic recovery equipment to recover a 4WD vehicle off-road


On completion of the course each participant receives a certificate detailing the topics covered. This includes:


  • Tyres
  • Posture & Seat Belts
  • Braking
  • Assessing Risk
  • Safety Ownership
  • Fatigue



  • Driving on Sealed/Unsealed Roads
  • Driving at Highway Speeds
  • 4X4 Vehicle Preparation
  • 4X4 Mechanical Differences
  • Use of High/Low Range
  • Use of Free-Wheeling Hubs (if applicable)



  • Freeing Transmission Wind-up
  • Ascending/Descending & Stall Recovery
  • Negotiating Rough Tracks
  • Water Crossing (if applicable)
  • Recovery Equipment – *Recovery Strap
  • Recovery Equipment – *Winching


*Training and certification will depend on the recovery equipment your vehicles come equipped with. More detailed information is available on request. Contact CDTA for a course program and pricing information.


Other 4WD Driving Courses:

4WD Operator’s Course – Two Day Accredited

All About 4WD – One Day

Low Risk 4WD Training Course – One Day