Four Wheel Drive Victoria is based in Melbourne, Victoria and our training can cater for both public and corporate requirements and we also welcome enquiries from interstate.  We have over 30 years of four wheel drive training experience.

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO):

To further support four wheel driving, we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 21605) and are registered to deliver nationally accredited courses and issue statements of attainment to participants who successfully complete our courses.

Benefits to you of undertaking four wheel drive training:

Four wheel drive vehicles have some amazing capabilities compared to an ordinary car. They offer travel and recreation opportunities that would otherwise be impossible.

However four wheel drive ownership comes with a greater responsibility than usual. Special knowledge and skills are required to help you minimise environmental impact and risk whilst maximising your recreational opportunities.

Public Driving Courses:

We offer a range of public driver training programs to suit both novice and experienced drivers.

Our most popular public course is our Proficiency Driver Course which includes an evening of theory and a full day of practical training.  Instructors are fully trained and experienced in all popular four wheel drive makes and models as well as newer electronic vehicle technologies.  This is a non accredited course.  This means that you still receive a high level of training, but you are not assessed.  You will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of the course.

Our training program also includes a range of nationally accredited courses for those needing a formal qualification, to meet employer requirements.  The accredited courses are longer and include formal assessment of participants in order to ensure their skill and knowledge are to the standard required by the qualification.  Once you have been assessed as satisfactory, you will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for the units you have undertaken. 

We are currently offering the following nationally accredited units-

  • FWPCOT3325  - Operate a four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads
  • FWPCOT3326  - Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • FWPCOT3329  - Perform complex four wheel drive operations

If you are bringing a manual vehicle, proficiency in the operation of a manual vehicle is a pre requisite to attend this course.

Existing skills and knowledge may be recognised towards your qualification.  This is done via a “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)” process. 

Students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) self assessment prior to enrolling. 

Information on RPL and the LLN self assessment can be obtained by contacting the office on 9874-7222.

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Public Chainsaw Courses:

Our nationally accredited chainsaw operator training consists of the following units:

- FWPCOT2254  - Maintain chainsaws

- FWPCOT2273  - Trim and cut felled trees

This course is designed for people who want to gain information and skills on the safe use and handling of chainsaws as well as training in trimming and cutting felled trees. Once you have been assessed as satisfactory, you will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for the two units.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria can also offer the following additional unit on request:

- FWPCOT3301  - Trim trees using a pole saw

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Corporate Training Courses:

Our corporate training programs specialise in development and delivery of customised training courses to suit your individual business requirements. We offer both accredited and non-accredited training options. We pride ourselves in being flexible, while working closely with our clients to ensure that individual participants gain the maximum learning and benefit from their course. Our courses will suit both corporate and government training requirements and can include:

  • Customised training courses - designed to suit your requirements
  • Subject specific training
  • Industry qualified trainers
  • Onsite facilitation if required
  • A range of training programs are available
  • Both accredited or non accredited courses available

To discuss your specific training needs, contact FWDV office on 03 9874 7222

General Information

All accredited courses can be delivered interstate.  Please contact the office for further details on 03 9874 7222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date and time of a course should unforeseen circumstances occur or insufficient numbers be enrolled.  In this event Four Wheel Drive Victoria will offer enrolled students a place in the next available course.

To minimize risk management issues for staff and participants, please do not bring family and friends as observers to our courses.

All courses can be delivered interstate. Students with previous skill and knowledge relating to the course content can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please contact the office to discuss whether you are eligible for RPL.

Gift Vouchers are available for training courses, click on the button below to organise.

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FWDV Fee Refund Policy

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Lost / Need Your Certificate Reissued?

Lost your certificate or need it reissued? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the date you completed your course, the type of course you were on, your name and your USI if known. Please note, there is a $30 cost involved with this process.

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