The Rum City Offroaders is proud to be an affiliated Club with 4wd Queensland. This gives our members many benefits, one of which is access to training at discounted prices.

4wd Queensland is a Registered Training Organisation and engages qualified club members to provide driver and chainsaw safety education to members. Through these training courses members can expect to gain more confidence, improve skill levels and competently handle their 4wds in various terrain conditions. Or to operate and maintain chainsaws safely and effectively.

Only members of an affiliated club, such as the Rum City Offroaders, are able to access the discounted training offered by 4wd Qld’s Training RTO. The courses are provided from the association though the clubs to its members at the most affordable price. Basic driver training courses are run over a two day period, usually on a weekend.

So if you are not already a member of an affiliated 4wd club, this is another good reason to join us.

 

 

Driver Awareness Training

Something we encourage all members to do is participate in, is some basic driver awareness training. The aim is to ensure all members, irrespective of their level of experience, have the same basic 4wd training and knowledge. This way we be sure that everyone on our trips knows basic 4wding techniques for driving different types of terrain and obstacles and also know how to safely perform basic vehicle recoveries.

The training day covers all the basics, the principles of 4wding, safety aspects of 4wding, pre trip checks, 4wding terminology, your vehicles 4wd system, basic equipment required, recovery points, tyre pressures, wheel placement, how to safely traverse different types of terrain and obstacles, hill stall starts, snatch strap selection and safe recovery etc.

We usually plan a training day once we have a few new members join up. This is held out at Branch Creek where we have a dedicated training track set up.

 

 

SISODRV302A - Drive & Recover a 4wd Vehicle

Description: Use appropriate range, gear and techniques to drive a 4wd vehicle through and over a variety of terrain types. This includes the application of basic vehicle recovery techniques and maintenance.

Pre-Requisites: Nil

Elements:

  1. Plan for 4wding
  2. Perform pre-departure checks.
  3. Drive in a variety of terrain types.
  4. Recover a vehicle
  5. Perform maintenance and minor repairs.
  6. Evaluate 4wding activity

Further details can be found here.

 

 

SSISODRV404A - Drive a 4wd Vehicle in Difficult Terrain

Description: Select and use appropriate range, gear and techniques to drive a 4wd vehicle through and over difficult terrain. This includes the performance of maintenance and minor repairs on 4wd vehicles.

Pre-Requisites: SISODRV302A Drive & Recover a 4wd Vehicle

Elements:

  1. Plan the 4wding activity.
  2. Drive a 4wd vehicle in difficult terrain.
  3. Perform maintenance and minor repairs on 4wd vehicles.

Further details can be found here.

 

 

SISODRV405A - Coordinate Recovery of 4wd Vehicles

Description: Coordinate recovery of a 4wd vehicle using advanced techniques and equipment such as a recovery or snatch strap, winch and jack in difficult terrain conditions.

Pre-Requisites: SISODRV302A Drive & Recover a 4wd Vehicle

Elements:

  1. Assess situation.
  2. Use a recovery or snatch strap.
  3. Use a winch to recover a four wheel drive vehicle.
  4. Use jacks to prepare vehicle for recovery.
  5. Maintain vehicle recovery equipment.

Further details can be found here.

 

 

FWPCOT2237 - Maintain Chainsaws

Description: Maintain engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws. It includes sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing.

Pre-Requisites: Nil

Elements:

  1. Prepare for chainsaw maintenance
  2. Complete chainsaw maintenance
  3. Complete maintenance records and clean up.

Further details can be found here.

 

 

FWPCOT2239 - Trim & Cut Felled Trees

Description: Trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and to complete operator maintenance. It applies to situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity.

Pre-Requisites: Nil

Elements:

  1. Prepare for trimming and cutting
  2. Visually assess felled trees
  3.  Plan cutting
  4. Use chainsaw to trim and cut trees
  5. Complete equipment maintenance

Further details can be found here.