4×4 Drive and Basic Recovery

Our program is a non-accredited course designed to provide participants with the skills to drive and operate 4×4 vehicles safely. This includes the systematic, safe and efficient control of all of the vehicle functions.
There are no prerequisites for this program. However, participants should complete the E-Leaning module prior to attending the training day. Participants are required to hold a current Australian Driver’s License, together with the physical capacity to successfully complete the practical components of the course.


  • E-Learning
    • Introduction to 4WD
    • Pre – Start checks for the vehicle
    • Electronic Driving Aids
    • Operating a 4WD vehicle
    • Off road driving techniques
    • Basic Recovery
    • Knowledge Quiz
  • Practical
    • Introduction to the vehicle
    • Selection 4H and 4L
    • Setting up for the journey – tyre pressures
    • Approach and departure angles of the vehicles
    • Driving in different terrains – adjusting tyre pressures
    • Side Slopes
    • Vehicle recovery items – hierarchy of recovery
    • Different methods of recovery, using dig out, recovery tracks, towing with winch extension straps, snatch



2 Days

Particpant No’s

Minimum 6 – Maximum 10


Mudgee Training Facility


Price on Application

Course Development

This course was developed by Fire and Rescue NSW uniformed officers who have extensive operational experience and hold qualifications in Training and Assessment.

How to Book

Please contact us on 1800 787 848 or email comsafe@fire.nsw.gov.au
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Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (by request on weekends and after hours)