Low Risk 4WD Training Course – One Day

4wd training courses (3)CDTA‘s Low Risk 4WD Training Course is a one-day course designed for those who use 4WD vehicles for work and who are serious about managing 4WD safety. The program blends key aspects from our one day Low Risk Driving Course with basic 4WD knowledge and skills. This course can be delivered at your workplace, however if this is the case we would need access to a suitable 4WD area nearby. The program includes classroom learning and practical driving with coaching by an experienced and qualified instructor. Sessions include an on-road driving component as well as off-road driving on bush tracks and in more challenging environments. This course does not include vehicle recovery techniques requiring specialist equipment such as recovery straps or winches.


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

  • Prepare a 4WD for off-road travel
  • Effectively operate the special features of 4WD
  • Drive a 4WD in a low risk manner both on and off road
  • Think in ways that promote cautious behaviour
  • Give themselves feedback for continuous improvement


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

  • Tyres
  • Posture & Seat Belts
  • Braking
  • Low Risk Driving
  • Assessing Risk
  • Safety Ownership
  • 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 Crossings (if applicable)

More detailed information is available on request. Contact CDTA for a course program and pricing information.


Other Low Risk Driving Courses

Low Risk Trailer Towing Course – One Day

Low Risk Driving Update Course – Half Day

Low Risk Trailer Towing Course – One Day

Low Risk Emergency Vehicle Training