Welcome to PNL 4WDriving Courses

Intermediate Online
Intermediate + Winching
Intermediate + Winching Online
4WD Day Tours
Maintenance & Servicing
Intro to Owning & Servicing
Trailer Towing
First Aid remote
Cert IV
4wd instructor
4wd tour operator
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4WDriving can be about adventure, thrill-seeking, enjoying the great outdoors, getting off the beaten track.

It can be a useful qualification for your career, quality time away with family and friends and, importantly, it’s also about safety.

You need to be safe. Your family and friends need to have confidence in your driving and decision-making. And you need the peace of mind that comes with confidence in your vehicle, your abilities and your judgment.

So whatever your level, the enthusiastic novice or the experienced 4WDriver who wants to keep their skills current, it’s critical that you get the highest standard of training with the most up-to-date training techniques.

Our nationally recognised courses meet industry-specific competency standards across everything you need to know to get off the road, including:


  • Suitability & correct use of equipment
  • Physiological well-being
  • Food, water & clothing requirements
  • Observation and planning skills
  • Extreme environmental conditions


  • Impact of 4WD vehicles
  • Code of ethics / conduct
  • Seasonal closures
  • Weather information & signs

How a 4WD works:

  • Basic vehicle knowledge
  • Differential action, transmission windup
  • Part time 4WD, constant 4WD
  • Freewheeling hubs
  • Gear ratios and their uses
  • Vehicle preparation, inspection & maintenance
  • Safety and environmental issues


  • Tyres and tyre pressure
  • Correct driving techniques
  • Driving in hazardous situations
  • Driving with ABS brakes
  • Traction aids & traction control
  • City and bush driving
  • Vehicle placement and traction
  • Emergency reverse, stall stopping & key starting obstacles ditches, logs & rocks
  • Ascents and descents
  • Side slopes & stability
  • Fording and wading
  • Wheel/tyre changing (including in difficult conditions)
  • Steering, braking & gear changing
  • Attitude and professionalism
  • Wheel chains and fit
  • Night driving in the bush


  • De-bogging
  • Jacking
  • Towing and the correct use of the dynamic tow strap
  • Winching technique
  • Accessories
  • Tools


  • Low impact camping
  • Equipment selection
  • Site selection & maintenance
  • Loading the vehicle

PNL 4WDriving offers a variety of other training courses associated with 4WDriving.  If you have been unable to find what you require please contact us to discuss.

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