Off Road Skills Course


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From: $425.00
(GST Exempt)


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Lithgow NSW
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Esk QLDContact Tow-Ed for Off Road Towing Dates
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Is Accredited: Yes

National Code: TLIC2025 Operate a four wheel drive vehicle

Course Currency Status: Superseded*

Duration: 9 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 our training partners - they ensure that our training is delivered to the same high standards across the country.

This one-day hands-on course will give you the fundamental 4WD skills you need to drive off-road with confidence. Outcomes for TLIC2025 Operate a four wheel drive vehicle course include:

  • Performing pre operational vehicle checks
  • Applying safe vehicle loading practices
  • Changing a wheel on a 4WD vehicle sited on uneven ground
  • Stall/key start recovery downhill forward and reverse
  • Implementing minimal environmental impact practices
  • 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.                 

Includes 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 and CB radio provided for on the day training.

AQF Certificate included on successful completion free of charge TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle. Getabout Training Services offers other 4WD accredited courses, please contact our office regarding alternative courses.

How it works:

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 2 - 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. You will need either a smart phone, laptop or other device, and your own accessible email address.

On the day of your training, bring your 4WD vehicle (capable of low range) and we’ll review your answers and discuss any questions – then it’s time to get behind the wheel. You may be required to access your e-learning on the day.

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

*TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle has been superseded and is equivalent to TLIC0023 Operate four wheel drive vehicle.

Getabout Training Services is in the process of developing the new course to meet the mandatory course content and assessment. We are projecting that the TLIC0023 will be ready for delivery October 2022. Enrolments may be taken into TLIC2025 up to and including 21 October 2022, no enrolments will be taken after this date. For more information, please contact our office.