Long Distance Driving Course


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Course available in Lithgow, NSW

Head out on your travel adventures with confidence: Getabout Training Services has developed a comprehensive one-day course specially designed for Long Distance Driving- develop your fundamental driving skills with the assistance of our qualified and experienced trainers.

The course is recommended for licenced drivers of all ages and experience- particularly if you are planning a long distance trip.  It has been carefully designed to help prepare you for safe long distance driving with special consideration towards hazard perception, awareness, and response to the various issues you may encounter during your travels.

The Long Distance Driving Course delivered by Getabout Training Services incorporates the Nationally Recognised course RIIVEH201D - Operate light vehicle.

You must be a licenced driver to enrol into and complete this course.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Plan long distance driving considering activity, travel duration, passengers, and safety equipment.
  • Select and load equipment and/or ancillary attachments.
  • Identify, address, and negotiate potential hazards and risks.
  • Identify, address, and negotiate environmental issues.
  • Operate a vehicle within recommended speed, engine capability and limitations.
  • Use vehicle lights and indicators in accordance with traffic regulations.
  • Identify and respond appropriately to hazardous and/or emergency driving situations.    
  • Conduct routine visual inspections to identify faults and carrying out minor maintenance and repairs.
  • Identify defective or irregular performance.

How it works

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When you register for the course, you will receive an enrolment link for an easy online enrolment into your course and your training pack will be sent out to you.

On the day of your training, after a short and comprehensive group-based session it is then time to get behind the wheel of your own vehicle. The course includes driving on gravel / loose surface roads.  

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

For further student information, including Terms & Conditions, please click here.

Please note: The published course price may vary depending on venue/location surcharge/hire cost, please contact our office for confirmation of the course pricing).

Course Cost: $425.00 per person

Private courses are available: Maximum of two drivers per vehicle. Private courses are not listed on our training calendar and no other bookings are taken onto the course. The course date will be organised with negotiation between yourself, the Getabout Office and Trainer and the venue (subject to venue and trainer availability). Call us 1300 660 320 for more information and to book.


  • Preliminary reading material
  • Recovery equipment and CB radio provided for training.
  • AQF Certificate (Statement of Attainment) included on successful completion RIIVEH201D - Operate light vehicle (to receive a certificate you must have a USI)

Getabout Training Services is currently in transition with RIIVEH201D – Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH201D – Operate a light vehicle has been superseded and is equivalent to RIIVEH201E – Operate a light 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 RIIVEH201E will be ready for quality delivery in the beginning of July 2021 if not before. Enrolments may be taken into RIIVEH201D up to and including 22 September 2021, no enrolments will be taken after this date. For more information please contact our office