The four training courses that our club offers are:

  • Driver Awareness (1 day) cost-free for financial members,
  • Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle (2 days nationally accredited course) cost $110,
  • Drive a 4wd Vehicle in Difficult Terrain & Co-ordinate Recovery (1 day nationally accredited course) cost $95,
  • Operate and Maintain Chainsaws (1 day nationally accredited course) cost $95

Dates for these courses will be listed on our trip calendar, to register please log on to the club Web site and register your name against the training.  If more information is required, please contact the Club Training Coordinator. 

Learn more about Driver Training courses run by the Queensland 4x4 Club

QLD 4x4 Club Driver Awareness Training Information

 

Once you join the club it is expected you would attend this free course. Queensland 4x4 Club bylaws state that all participants of trips above a medium rating must have successfully completed this course or have a National Accreditation Certificate (Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle). The Driver Awareness is available free to financial members of the Queensland 4x4 Club only.

 

The aim of the short program is to ensure a common basic level of driver awareness and skill to ensure the safety and enjoyment of club trips.  It ensures that our members have had the same structured training and are at the same competent level of 4WDing.  Members that have previously attended the training are more than welcome to attend again in order to refresh or hone their skills in a controlled environment.

 

The Driver Awareness program is run on-demand within the local area. The program runs for one fun-filled day, theory aspects in the morning then a drive to practice the theory components learnt.  It covers the following topics:

  • 4WD Knowledge and Theory
  • Pre and post-trip vehicle inspection
  • Stall start techniques
  • Recovery techniques
  • 4WD Driving Skills

Dates for these courses will be listed on our trip calendar, to register please log on to the club Web site and register your name against the training or alternatively on a trip sheet at a club meeting.  If more information is required, please contact the Club Training Coordinator.

 

QLD 4x4 Club Driver Awareness Training

QLD 4x4 Club Drive & Recover a 4WD Vehicle Training Information

 

This 4wd course is part of a nationally recognised qualification conducted by the club with Four Wheel Drive Queensland as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 5286) for our financial members. 

 

Before attending this course, it is expected that participants have already completed the club Driver Awareness course (which introduces the theory) and conducted a wide range of club trips over a reasonable time period to gain knowledge and experience within their vehicle’s capabilities over a range of off-road terrain types.

 

This course is not designed to teach the theory of 4WDing but to assess the skills (competencies) that you have already gained. You will need to demonstrate the competencies against the standards of RIIVEH305F – Operate and maintain a four-wheel drive to achieve your qualification. 

 

Some requirements of the standards dictate that participants be assessed multiple times.  The course will occur over a weekend allowing sufficient time for participants to demonstrate competence multiple times to different assessors.  If some components are not completed other options to demonstrate these competencies may be provided to you at a later date. 

 

To complete the Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle course you would be expected to:

  • Attend the club Driver Awareness Course
  • Read the training manual (provided prior to the course).
  • Attend a theory night prior to the course.
  • Practice your driving skills in a range of terrain types prior to the course.
  • Attend the course assessment days.
  • If you are assessed as 'Not Yet Competent' in a particular assessment the assessor will provide you with guidance to assist you to understand what changes should be taken and strategies to develop the competency. 

 

Dates for these courses will be listed on our trip calendar, to register please log on to the club Web site and register your name against the training or alternatively on a trip sheet at a club meeting.  If more information is required, please contact the Club Training Coordinator.

QLD 4x4 Club Drive a 4WD Vehicle in Difficult Terrain & Co-ordinate a Recover Training Information

 

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

 

Before attending this course, it is a requirement that participants have already completed the Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle and provide a copy of a valid RTO certificate and have conducted a wide range of club trips over an extended time period 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 (use of winches).

 

This course is not designed to teach the theory of difficult 4WDing but to assess the advanced skills (competencies) that you have already gained. You will need to demonstrate the competencies against the standards of FWPFGM3215 Perform Complex 4x4 Operations and FWPCOT3260 Recover 4WD Vehicles to achieve your qualification. 

 

Some requirements of the standards dictate that participants be assessed multiple times.  The course will occur over one day allowing sufficient time for participants to demonstrate competence multiple times to different assessors.  If some components are not completed other options to demonstrate these competencies may be provided to you at a later date. 

 

To complete the Drive a 4wd Vehicle in Difficult Terrain & Co-ordinate Recovery course you would be expected to:

  • Read the Advanced 4WD Guide Book (provided prior to the course).
  • Practice your driving skills in a range of difficult terrain types prior to the course.
  • Attend the course assessment day.
  • If you are assessed as 'Not Yet Competent' in a particular assessment the assessor will provide you with guidance to assist you to understand what changes should be taken and strategies to develop the competency. 

 

Dates for these courses will be listed on our trip calendar, to register please log on to the club Web site and register your name against the training or alternatively on a trip sheet at a club meeting.  If more information is required, please contact the Club Training Coordinator.

Operate & Maintain a Chainsaw Training Information

 

This chainsaw course is part of a nationally recognised qualification conducted by the club with Four Wheel Drive Queensland as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 5286) for our financial members. 

 

The chainsaw course provides training in the trimming and cutting of felled trees, and chainsaw maintenance.  Emphasis is on felled trees (those that have already fallen over) we do not teach you how to cut them down if still standing.

 

If you have your own chainsaw you can bring it along for the training.  Ensure that it is in good working order and that you have the manufacturer’s manual with you.  If you have any safety gear bring it along, otherwise it will be supplied.

 

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Prepare for chainsaw maintenance
  • Complete routine and periodic chainsaw maintenance
  • Complete maintenance records
  • Prepare for trimming and cutting
  • Visually assess felled trees
  • Plan cutting
  • Use chainsaw to trim and cut trees
  • Record and report trimming and cutting activities

 

The course comprises the following components:

 

Theory

The theory will work through a presentation on chainsaw make up, safety and sawing techniques.  How to assess the structure and environment in order to safely chainsaw. This component takes around 2 hours and is ended with a theory test.

 

FWPCOT2239 - Trim and cut felled trees https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FWPCOT2239

FWPCOT2237 – Maintain Chainsaws  https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FWPCOT2237

 

Maintenance

Covers the skills and knowledge required to inspect a chainsaw before use; determine its condition relating to safety and effectiveness of operation; identify and conduct necessary repairs and maintenance, both routine and periodic.  This exercise does not require that the Learner have any specialist mechanical training or qualifications; only demonstrate skill and knowledge at a level that could be considered as a reasonable basic understanding of chainsaw mechanical equipment.  The chainsaw must in a safe condition i.e. safeguards in place and working (particularly chain brake).

 

Trim and cut felled trees

Covers the skills and knowledge required to plan and carry out chainsaw operation to trim and cut felled trees.  This exercise does not require that the Learner have any specialist mechanical training or qualifications; only demonstrate skill and knowledge at a level that could be considered as a reasonable basic understanding of chainsaw operation.  The skills and knowledge required to implement the techniques described in the training guide issued (i.e. relevant to chainsaw operation) and the material found in the OE Manufacturer’s manual.

 

Dates for these courses will be listed on our trip calendar, to register please log on to the club Web site and register your name against the training or alternatively on a trip sheet at a club meeting.  If more information is required, please contact the Club Training Coordinator.

 

QLD 4x4 Club Chainsaw Operation Training