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2 Day Introductory 4WD Driver Training


Note: this is a non-accredited course that does not include a formal assessment of competency. For accredited training in the relevant units of competency, please go to Accredited training.

The Introductory 4WD Driver Training Programme will provide skills in every kind of four wheel drive terrain including track appreciation, mud driving, steep inclines and declines, river crossings, sand driving, rocky terrain, snow driving, wheel placement and engine braking.

Four wheel drive recovery skills are included such as use of snatch straps, manual and electric winches and exhaust jacks. Advice on convoy procedure, communications equipment, camping gear and accessories is also provided.


What is Included in Each 4WD Driver Training Programme?

  • Training for up two drivers in your vehicle.
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout the programme.
  • 4WD Operators Manual.
  • Camping on our specialist 4WD training property.
  • A certificate of Completion

If you do not wish to camp we can arrange accommodation in nearby motel for small extra fee (see costs below).

Costs (includes GST)
2 day 4WD Driver Training Introductory Training Programme (recreational users)

  • $690 per vehicle with up to 2 drivers
  • $250 extra driver above first two
  • Children under 16 $60


Your fee includes camping at our 4WD Venue, if you do not have camping gear we can arrange motel accommodation from $130 per double or Bunk style accommodation in our training facility for $40 per person per night, shared accommodation and bring your own sleeping bag or linen. When making your booking please indicate your accommodation needs.


Individual Training
If the above dates do not suit, we can arrange individual training at a date to suit you. Cost of a One Day Individual Training Course (including up to 2 persons in one vehicle) is $850, & a second day's training can be added for $650. Under 16yrs $60 each, & extra drivers in your vehicle over the initial two $250 each. This includes all training & camping on our property (bunk house available at $40 per person per night). Contact Vic Widman on (02) 9913 1395 for more details or send an email to info@greatdividetours.com.au


The 2 day 4WD Drive Training Programme offers training in:-

  • Understanding how your 4WD system works (Practical)
  • Basic Maintenance and fault checking (Practical)
  • How to find the smoothest path to follow on any given surface (Practical)
  • High and Low Range application (Practical)
  • Use of brakes and engine braking (Practical)
  • The difference between automatic and manual transmissions off road (Practical)
  • Different traction control devices (Practical & Theory)
  • How to drive through mud (Practical)
  • How to drive through sand (Theory)
  • How to drive through snow (Theory)
  • How to drive up steep inclines (Practical)
  • How to drive down steep declines (Practical)
  • How to cross a river (Theory & Simulated)
  • How to cross deep washouts (Practical)
  • How to drive over rocky and broken ground (Practical)
  • How to perform a forward and reverse stall start recovery (Practical)
  • How to safely use a snatch strap (Practical)
  • Advice on Communications equipment including CB, UHF, HF radios and Satellite Telephones
  • Advice on accessories and tyre choice



Great Divide Tours owns an exclusive property on the outskirts of Braidwood in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Just 3 hours drive from Sydney, 2 hours from Wollongong and 1 hour from Canberra it is ideally located for easy access. This property has been developed with four wheel drive training in mind. Fully approved by Council this is a state of art training facility. It is in a picturesque bushland setting typical of the type of terrain that you are likely to encounter when using your 4WD. The nearby town of Braidwood provides fuel, meals, supplies and accommodation. Camping on the property is included in your 4WD Driver training fee cost.


Don't have a 4WD?
We can assist with arranging hire of a 4WD vehicle, please contact us for assistance.


Refund Policy

Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are non refundable. If your booking can be reallocated to another participant then the deposit can be transferred to another course or tour of your choice which must be taken within 18 months of the original booked course. The full course fee is payable 1 week prior to the course and is not refundable after this time. 


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