Drive a 4WD Vehicle in Difficult Terrain & Co-ordinate a Recovery

This 4wd course is part of a nationally recognised qualification with Four Wheel Drive Queensland as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5286)

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ADVANCED COURSE

FWPCOT3329 Perform Complex 4×4 Operations and FWPCOT3326 Recover 4WD Vehicle

This advanced 4wd course is part of a nationally recognised qualification with Four Wheel Drive Queensland as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 5286).

Before attending this course, it is a requirement that participants have already completed the “Operate and maintain a 4WD Vehicle” course and provide a copy of a valid RTO Certificate and have conducted a wide range of trips over an extended time to gain advanced knowledge and experience within their vehicle’s capabilities over a range of difficult off-road terrain types as well as recovery operations.

The course is competency based. There are theory sessions as well as driving sessions, which are combined in a 2 day (usually weekend) course.

Pre-reading:- You will be provided a copy of the Learner Guide - Drive a 4wd Vehicle in Difficult Terrain & Co-ordinate Recovery Guide and Information Booklet – this MUST be read prior to commencing the course.

The course covers the skills and knowledge needed to perform complex 4WD vehicle operations when negotiating steep and difficult terrain and water crossings as well as the skills and knowledge to identify, select and use a range of recovery equipment including winches and recovery straps.

Outcomes for FWPCOT3329 Perform complex 4X4 operations and FWPCOT3326 Recover four wheel drive vehicle include:

  • Prepare for complex 4x4 operations.
  • Operate vehicle in steep terrain.
  • Operate vehicle over difficult terrain.
  • Operate vehicle through water crossing.
  • Perform post-trip tasks.
  • Identify loads ratings and equipment serviceability related to 4WD vehicle recovery.
  • Plan recovery.
  • Perform kinetic rope or strap recovery.
  • Use of traction boards and shovel in recovery.
  • Perform winch recovery.
  • Maintain vehicle recovery equipment.
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