COURSE WARNING!! THIS IS NOT FOR PRETENDERS.
Beginner to advanced. Unlike our competitors, we provide real 4WD training, no pretending and no simulations.
When we do recovery we actually drive our vehicles through the mud, we don’t avoid pot holes and call it difficult terrain driving, we don’t just discuss about water crossings, we actually walk and drive through them and when we do emergency 4WD braking our instructors are in the vehicle with you, not standing around like a wet week.
For safety reasons we have a trainer to student ratio of 3-1, which makes it the safest environment to train in, as we ensure there is a trainer in every 4WD at all times excluding recovery times. And unlike some of our competitors we will deliver our training as stated in the unit of competency.
With STS you will gain the confidence need as you learn the capabilities and limitations of your Four wheel drive (4WD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle. We offer an introduction to off road 4WD to those who want to master new skills or touch up on old ones. Our introductory 4WD course is deliver for recreational four wheel driver and the mining industry and is structured to teach you how to read the terrain and negotiate obstacles.
Our courses also cover such things as trip planning, assessing the driving surface, offroad emergency stop (straight line and into corners), driving across slopes, driving in water, mud and sand, stall starting, jump starting vehicles, snatch strap recovery and winch recovery.
Smiths Training Services continues to offer Nationally recognised 4WD qualifications to some of the major construction and mining companies. We can also offer 4WD qualifications to individuals that require the competencies to drive a 4WD on a mine site.
We offer 4WD training in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and all over Australia and the Pacific region (upon application).
- RIIVEH201D Operate a Light Vehicle
- RIIVEH305E Operate and Maintain a 4WD Vehicle
- PMASUP236B Operate Vehicles in the Field
- SISODRV302A Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle
- SISODRV404A Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle in Difficult Terrain
- SISODRV405A Coordinate Recovery of a 4WD Vehicle