The four-wheel drive course conducted by SETS Enterprises is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to operate and maintain a four-wheel drive vehicle in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
It applies to those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles. They generally work under minimal supervision to undertake a broad range of skilled applications in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.
Licensing, legislative and certification requirements may apply to this unit and can vary between states, territories and industry sectors.
Four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles have become a necessity for travel in some of the more remote areas of Australia.
- Identify four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques
- Plan for minimal environmental impact
- Perform pre-departure checks
- Use four-wheel drive mode
- Coordinate and recover a vehicle
- Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: RIIVEH305F – Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle.
Due to the requirements of the unit and use of our 4WD vehicle which is included, there is a 3 person minimum required number of participants and a maximum of 4 students in one vehicle with an assessor.
To meet the course requirements, students must:
- Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
- Provide their USI on enrolment
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
- Provide a current and valid drivers licence
- Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants, closed in shoes, a sun hat and water bottle
Participants need to hold a current and valid driver’s license.
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly