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RIIVEH305E

Operate and Maintain a Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle

Course Overview

This unit covers the operation and maintenance of four-wheel drive vehicles in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques, planning for minimal environmental impact, performing pre-departure checks, using the features of a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive in a variety of terrain types, and performing maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.


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Course Code RIIVEH305E
Course Name Operate and Maintain a Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle
Course Field Industry Short Courses
What Will I Learn

Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off road and will be able to:

  • Identify 4WD and defensive driving specific terms, terminology and techniques
  • Identify and demonstrate the use of front wheel hubs
  • Plan for minimal environmental impact
  • Perform pre-departure checks
  • Engage 4WD mode
  • Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique, negotiate a range of terrain types whilst maintaining control of the vehicle, on and off road
  • Perform recovery of a 4WD vehicle
  • Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks
  • Conduct inspection and perform maintenance
  • Perform wheel change

Course Pre-requisites

To learn this course, you will need to:

  • Have a good understanding of the English language

Course Delivery

Face-to-Face delivery only. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your training session.

What Will I Need to Bring

You will need to bring:

  • USI (Unique Student Identifier)
  • 4WD Vehicle (one vehicle can be used for 2 participants)
  • Your vehicle will need at least half a tank of fuel
  • Driving license (that will be required for checking prior to course commencement)
  • Appropriate clothing - this should be compliant with your companies policy however at a minimum must comprise of long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed shoes with good soles and hat.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Pad and pen
  • Lunch



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