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Advanced 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 Advanced 4WD Driver Training Programme is available for those persons that have completed their Introductory Training or who can demonstrate that they have achieved this level through prior learning. It includes advanced levels of wheel placement, very steep inclines and declines, mud driving, water crossings, rocky terrain and actual hands on vehicle recovery techniques to an advanced level.

What is Included in Each 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.
  • If you do not wish to camp we can arrange accommodation in nearby motel for small extra fee (see costs below).
  • A certificate of Completion


Costs (includes GST)
Advanced 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 and Bunk House accommodation at $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


In the Advanced 4WD Drive Training programme you will receive training in:-

  • Advanced wheel placement
  • Advanced water/mud driving
  • Stall start forward & reverse recovery
  • Extremely steep incline and decline driving
  • How to cross deep washouts
  • How to cross water - simulated river crossing (practical)
  • Hands on use of snatch straps/winches (electric or manual) and other Advanced recovery techniques


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 sate 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 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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