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This unit covers the operation and maintenance of four-wheel drive vehicles in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques, planning for minimal environmental impact, performing pre-departure checks, using the features of a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive in a variety of terrain types, and performing maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.
What will I learn?
Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off road and will be able to:
- Identify 4WD and defensive driving specific terms, terminology and techniques
- Identify and demonstrate the use of front wheel hubs
- Plan for minimal environmental impact
- Perform pre-departure checks
- Engage 4WD mode
- Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique, negotiate a range of terrain types whilst maintaining control of the vehicle, on and off road
- Perform recovery of a 4WD vehicle
- Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks
- Conduct inspection and perform maintenance
- Perform wheel change
What are the pre-requisites?
- Have a good understanding of the English language
- Arrive 15 minutes early to your training session
Face-to-Face delivery only.
Some of the elements covered in this course are:
Identify four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques;
- Access, interpret and apply four wheel drive vehicle documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
- Identify and demonstrate the purpose and use of front wheel hubs
Plan for minimal environmental impact;
- Determine types of impact likely to occur during four-wheel driving activities
- Plan and conduct activities in a manner which minimizes environmental impact
Perform pre-departure checks;
- Take action to correct any deficiency
- Interpret weather conditions, determine suitability for driving
Use four-wheel drive mode;
- Operate 4WD both on and off road, in accordance with road rules, principles of 4WD and WHS regulations
- Apply smooth accelerator control strategies over a range of terrain types
Coordinate and recover a vehicle;
- Apply work procedures to ensure risk assessment, safe operating practices, and communication requirements are adhered to
- Return recovery equipment to a reusable condition
Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles;
- Select/access maintenance equipment, including spares and fluids, prior to departure, considering contextual issues of the trip
- Demonstrate safe use of jack to change a wheel on a four-wheel drive vehicle
All students who are competent in RIIVEH305E Operate and Maintain Four Wheel Drive Vehicles will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
What will I need to bring?
- USI (Unique Student Identifier)
- 4WD Vehicle (one vehicle can be used for 2 participants)
- Your vehicle will need at least half a tank of fuel
- Driving license (that will be required for checking prior to course commencement)
- Appropriate clothing - this should be compliant with your companies policy however at a minimum must comprise of long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed shoes with good soles and hat.
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Pad and pen
This unit forms part of the Full Qualification
- RII20215 Certificate II Surface Extraction Operations
- RII30115 Certificate III Surface Extraction Operations