Off Road Skills Course


(per person)
From: $450.00
(GST Exempt)


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Is Accredited: Yes

National Code: FWPCOT3325 Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

Course Currency Status: Current

Duration: 8 hours (1 day) face to face plus 4-7 hours pre-course e-learning and online assessment

Mode of Delivery: Mixed delivery including pre-learning (e-learning including online assessment and face to face training and assessment).

Course Times: 8:15 am meet time for 8:30am course start time (unless otherwise advised by Getabout Office or allocated trainer/training partner)

Course Available: Nationally

Unique Student Identifier (USI) required: Yes, all participants must supply a USI to enrol on the course.

What is a USI? Find out here.

Please note: Some regions/venues have a surcharge, so the basic course cost may change depending on location. Courses are facilitated in some states by our training partners - they provide our training to the exceptional Getabout quality across the country.

We have a maximum instructor-student ratio of 1:6, so you will receive personalised training to develop the skills you need.

Participant to bring own 4WD with low range gearing capabilities to the training day

During your face-to-face training day your instructor will support you to develop the fundamental 4WD skills you need to drive off-road with confidence. Outcomes for FWPCOT3325 Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads includes:

- Performing Pre-operational vehicle checks

- Applying safe vehicle loading practise

- Changing a wheel on a 4WD vehicle sited on uneven ground

- Stall/key start recovery downhill forward and reverse

- Implementing minimal environmental impact practises

- Operating a 4WD vehicle competently in off-highway conditions, including:

- Up and down steep inclines

- Correct range, gears and techniques

- Through muddy terrain and ditches

- Across side slope involving irregular terrain

- Irregular sandy terrain

- Through water and along dry and wet dirt roads.

- Using a single snatch strap to recover a vehicle

- Operating a 4WD vehicle giving due regard to Workplace Health and Safety issues

- Knowledge and skills required to use a 4WD vehicle with due regard to environmental issues

Full course information can be found here. Further student information, including Terms & Conditions​, is available here.

Course inclusions:

  • the comprehensive Getabout Training 4WD Guide book
  • access to the Getabout e-learning platform for access to resources, pre-course work sheets and theory and practical assessments
  • recovery equipment (as applicable) and
  • CB radio provided for on the day training.

AQF certificate included on successful completion free of charge FWPCOT3325 Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads. Getabout Training Services offers other 4WD accredited courses, please contact our office regarding alternative courses.

What to expect:

When you register for the course, our office will:

  • issue you with an enrolment link (each course participant needs to complete, please complete as soon as possible)
  • post the 4WD Guide Book to your address
  • you will receive an invitation to our e-learning platform 3- 4 weeks out from your training day.

Getabout endeavours to allow you ample time to complete all pre-learning and online assessment in preparation before your training day.

The Getabout e-learning platform is easy to use with a comprehensive dashboard to navigate your way through the course requirements. You will need either a smart phone, laptop or other device, and your own accessible email address.

Before your training day

  • explore the course resources
  • have at least one attempt at the theory assessment
  • complete the vehicle check worksheet
  • low risk module (only if listed in your dashboard)

On the scheduled day of your training (face-to-face training day) 

  • bring your 4WD vehicle (capable of low range)
  • you instructor will be on hand to review your pre-learning tasks and answers and discuss any questions – then it’s time to get behind the wheel.
  • your instructor will support you to develop your skill set and complete with you your practical assessment.
  • You may be required to access your e-learning on the day.

After your training day and once you have received satisfactory for course elements completion of your cover sheet will consolidate your overall course outcome.