Winch Course


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


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Is Accredited: Yes

National Code: FWPCOT3326 Recover four wheel drive vehicles

Course Currency Status: Current

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 and online assessment, and face to face training and assessment)

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

Courses 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.

Knowing how to use a winch might not be a skill you use as often as changing a tyre – but it’s definitely one that when you need it, you’ll be very glad you have it. Sometimes it’s the only way to free a stuck vehicle, so getting up to speed with winching is a must for any 4WD enthusiast.

This one-day course is your ultimate guide to winching – and to staying on track for your next 4WD adventure. After this course, you will have the confidence to recover yourself or friends should they get stuck.

You’ll also learn how to maintain your winch gear so that it stays effective – and is ready for whenever you might need it.

Outcomes for Recover four wheel drive vehicles include:

  • Plan 4x4 recovery
  • Apply safe recovery method
  • Use vehicle recovery equipment safely
  • Maintain vehicle recovery equipment

Full course information can be found here .

Further student information, including Terms & Conditions​, is available here .                                                                                 

Please note: Some regions/venues have a surcharge so the course cost may change depending on location.

Courses are facilitated in some states by other training contractors, they ensure that our training is delivered to the same high standards across the country.

This nationally winch training course also 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 FWPCOT3326 Recover four wheel drive vehicles

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 - 3 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 with an operational winch fitted (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.