Four wheel drive driver training materials were first published in 1997 by Four Wheel Drive Australia, then operating as the competency based training unit of the ANFWDC. It began as an accredited short course and was widely taken up by licensed training providers to present the training using this Council’s material. A national competency based training scheme was established and 4WD competencies were developed under an Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package. The ANFWDC published a suite of Support Material to accompany the 4WD competency standards and support the registered training organisations (RTOs).
The release in 2011 of a reviewed Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package, prompted the update by the ANFWDC, under the banner of Four Wheel Drive Australia, of a comprehensive suite of upgraded, full colour Support Manuals, including for a completely new competency, “Driving AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads, aimed at those needing to deliver personnel and material to remote locations.
A new support manual for the resources and infrastructure training fields, “Operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle” has now been published to meet the needs of our industry clients.
The new manuals enable trainers & trainees to develop skills to prepare the four wheel driver for the conditions likely to be met anywhere in the country.
Drivers looking for quality 4WD training, should first ask any training company if their courses present nationally accredited 4WD training. It is your assurance of a quality course, presented by registered training organisations to national training standards and we are pleased to now offer the updated packages. For further information please contact email@example.com
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
Four Wheel Drive NT Fights ABC Over Shortwave Shutdown
Date: 18 March 2017 - Saturday
Four Wheel Drive NT last week made a strong submission to the Senate Standing Committee, which was investigating the impact of the ABC's controversial move, in an attempt to have the decision to shutdown shortwave services overturned. More Info:
URGENT - ABC SHORTWAVE SERVICE STOPPED
Date: 3 February 2017 - Friday
The ABC has stopped its shortwave radio service as of 31st January. This means that information about emergency situations, weather conditions, general news and entertainment will no longer be available in remote areas where only shortwave has worked. More Info:
Four Wheel Drive NT MOU Announcement
Date: 25 June 2016 - Saturday
Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister Announces Four Wheel Drive NT MOU Renewal. More Info:
National Four Wheel Drive Council Meets Senator Ricky Muir
Date: 2 October 2015 - Friday
4WD Australia recently met at Traralgon, in Eastern Victoria, for its quarterly general meeting, this meeting provided the council with the opportunity to meet with Victorian Senator Ricky Muir. More Info:
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AUSTRALIA CHANGES
Date: 25 June 2015 - Thursday
Officebearers for 2014/15 have been elected by the Council delegates. More Info:
PROTEST RALLY AT STOCKTON BEACH
Date: 7 February 2013 - Thursday
A large protest rally about restrictions to access to Stockton Beach was held in the Newcastle suburb of Stockton on Saturday 2nd February. More Info: