Safe Driving Techniques - 4WD/AWD

This course is for people working in Alice Springs and the rural/remote areas who are required to drive 4WD and AWD vehicles.

Duration: 1 day

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Course Description

The aim of this 4WD training course is to improve your knowledge and skills in safely operating a four-wheel-drive vehicle in a variety of hazardous conditions and all-weather situations in regional and remote Australia. Poor driving habits in a 4WD vehicle can unknowingly increase your maintenance costs and the consequences can be expensive or even life threatening.
This training accommodates all types of learners including inexperienced drivers of 4WD/AWD.

Course Subjects

•Safety checks/cabin drills
•Journey planning and preparation
4WD/AWD systems and vehicle handling
•Defensive driving including driver attitudes and behaviours
•Fatigue management
•Emergency braking

Participants who successfully complete all components of the course will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency:

SISODRV001 Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads

Course Entry Requirements

All participants must hold a current C Class license.

Course Delivery

The course consists of a small amount of theory and practical involves both on and off road driving. Eagle Training Services NT has designated training routes for all levels of experience and participants will be developing their skills and experience in small groups with a designated instructor for the duration of the course. Participants are also provided high quality learning materials and resources.

Metro and remote onsite delivery is also available if you have a suitable venue.

Clothing Requirements

It is a requirement under WHS that all participants wear non-slip, covered footwear, hats and long sleeve clothing as they will be undertaking practical activities out in the sun. Where a client does not wear appropriate clothing they will not be able to participate in the course. Water and sunscreen will be provided onsite.

What Else To Bring

•All food requirements for your lunch and snacks
•Pen, notebook, reading glasses if required
•Personal items e.g. insect repellent, hat, clothing appropriate to season and conditions on the day (e.g. wet, cold or hot weather)

Confirmation of Enrolment

Payment in full or provision of a purchase order is required to secure a course.

For cancellations/refunds a minimum of 3 business days notice must be provided to Eagle Training Services NT prior to the commencement of the scheduled course to enable re-allocation of your place to another participant otherwise the course deposit fee will be forfeited. Replacements are allowed provided they have the approval of Eagle Training Services NT before the start of training and all course prerequisites are met.


Eagle Training Services NT embraces a range of assessment methods to ensure flexibility for participants as well as meeting the specific unit requirements from the relevant training package. Learning outcomes will be assessed throughout the course and are conducted off the job via practical demonstrations and oral questioning. A practical driving assessment will also be conducted

Welfare and Support Services

Eagle Training Services NT provides welfare and support services within its professional capacity. Participants should identify existing needs prior to enrolment so that appropriate arrangements are made. Where additional support is required, the student will be referred to a specialist agency to access appropriate support. Eagle Training Services NT has a documented policy regarding access and equity

Duty of Care

Eagle Training Services NT maintains a high standard of duty of care of both the participants and training staff. Participants should be aware that prior to practical driving assessments they may be subject to an Alcohol Screening test.
This action is to ensure that your safety is guaranteed and that Eagle Training Services NT insurance policy is not compromised should an accident/incident occur.
Refusal to participate in such tests when requested will result in the practical driving assessment being recorded as not yet competent. In this instance, negotiating another driving assessment may incur the participant an additional training service charge at the discretion of Eagle Training Services NT management.

Course Price

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