Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Four wheel drive training course

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further Information


One day or Two day courses available






This course is intended for staff or students who are required to use 4WD vehicles in off-road situations as part of their normal teaching or research duties.

(4WD: Vehicle with dual range Four Wheel Drive capability configured to meet the drivers licence class (Auto/Manual))

Postgraduate and master's students who require training are asked to apply through their School Manager.


You will learn:

  • responsibility for personnel, vehicles and equipment
  • preparation for the trip
  • maintenance of vehicles
  • minor repairs
  • avoiding hazards
  • off-road driving
  • survival techniques.

You will:

  • gain an understanding of the pitfalls of off-road driving
  • become aware of correct driving techniques
  • become aware of survival techniques in harsh climate conditions
  • understand the process of reducing risks on 4WD field trips.


For 4WD use off road the Nationally Recognised Training one day course Off Road 4WD (RIIVEH305D & TLIC2025) is required as a minimum. (TLIC2025: Operate Four Wheel Drive Vehicle from the Transport and Distribution Training Package).

  • A greater level of practical application suited to remote and isolated 4WD
  • For using light commercial 4WD (or Non 4WD) vehicles on highway and gravel surface only, then the On Road 4WD course may be appropriate
  • Tailor courses according to the School’s requirements

UWA is currently not providing these courses. Training is available via local training providers who can meet the above certification codes