Course content includes:

  • Vehicle & equipment checks prior & after journey
  • 4WD vehicle features and equipment selection
  • Gear and range selection
  • Gravel road driving techniques
  • Hill Stall Recovery
  • Water ruts
  • Steep ascents and descents
  • Operating in rugged terrain
  • Mud tracks (seasonal)
  • Water crossings (seasonal)
  • Sand tracks
  • Recovery techniques (including self-recovery)
  • Alternative Recovery methods
  • Tyre Pressures
  • Identifying Hazards & Risks

What will I need to bring?

  • A licensed, insured and roadworthy 4WD
  • Your current Australian driver’s license
  • Full Tank of fuel
  • Any personal medication you may need
  • Suitable Clothing i.e. Hat, Sunscreen, closed in shoes
  • Air Compressor
  • UHF radio (if you don’t have one please let us know prior)




Course Duration:

Full Day 8am – 4:30pm


Why do this course?

Gain Confidence                                                              Learn The do’s & don’ts

Learn about your 4WD                                                   Learn Recovery Techniques

Gain Practical Experience                                             Enjoy a great day out

Get Advise                                                                          Form Friendships


$250 (ex GST) Per Vehicle (max 2 adults) children are welcome to tag along but you need to keep under your supervision



HOT A5 4WD recreational flyer



 4WD COURSE – Operate & Maintain 4WD

Course content includes:                                                                  

  • Vehicle and equipment checks prior,
  • during and after a journey
  • Operating on sealed roads
  • Operating on slopes
  • Hill stall recovery
  • Operating in rugged terrain
  • Identifying hazards & Risks
  • Awareness Correct use of a jack
  • Snap Strap Recovery
  • Environmental Course Outcome:Statement of attainment.




Course Duration:

Full Day 8am – 4pm     (Students to supply their own lunch)


RIIVEH305D operate & maintain a 4WD Vehicle               

  • Upon Successful completion, participants receive aStatement of attainment.


$495 Per Student, min 3 people


HOT A5 4WD maintain flyer




Nationally Accredited Course

Max Students 10

There are no prerequisites, although it is expected that candidates hold a current drivers licence.


Course Delivery:

Training and assessment is conducted at HOT office.

Upon arrangement, training and courses can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there is a suitable infrastructure and industry training facilities.


Course Times

Students should arrive at 8am for a 8.30am start. (Students to supply their own lunch)


Units of Competency

  • TLIA1001A – Secure cargo
  • TLID2004A – Load and unload goods/cargo


Key Topics:

  • Explanation Of Terminology
  • The Difference Between Load Securing
  • Restraining Capacities & Lashing Angles
  • Load Shift & Forces On Loads
  • Restraint Equipment & Methods Of Restraint
  • Arranging Loads On Vehicles
  • Vehicle Selection


$325  Per Student


Load Restraint Flyer