4WD & Light Vehicle Driving Course

This course will teach candidates the correct safety procedures for operating 4WD and light vehicles. Candidates will also learn the basics of operating a 4WD and light vehicle. This program is designed predominately for those currently working in industry and/or hold previous skills and knowledge in the Civil, Mining, Resource and Infrastructure Industries.


Location188 East St, Rockhampton QLD 4700

Course ScheduleFortnightly

Delivery ModeFace to Face (Max students 3)

Course Times7.45am to 4.00pm (approx 8 hour day)

Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes
On successful completion of this training course, candidates will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.
To access a copy of qualification training package, click on the link below:


RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle

New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Competency: RIIVEH201D – Operate a Light Vehicle
This unit covers the operation of a light vehicle in the mining, resources (oil and gas) and infrastructure industries.
The course includes planning and preparing for operations, operating a light vehicle and carrying out operator maintenance and is held on a productive site.

Course Competency: RIIVEH305E Operate & maintain a 4WD vehicle
This unit covers the operation and maintenance of four-wheel drive vehicles in the mining, resources (oil and gas) 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 light vehicle to drive in a wide variety of terrain types, performing maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel-drive and light vehicles.

Successful candidates are awarded a nationally recognised VET “Statement of Attainment” for the RIIVEH201D and RIIVEH305E  competency units issued by New Horizons Safety & Training Services RTO 31372

Assessment Structure

  1. Theory Assessment

2. Practical Observation Assessment


Course Pre-Requisites

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Photo Identification will be required on the day your program commences.
  • Be currently employed in or show currency in industry and/or hold previous skills/knowledge in the civil, resource or infrastructure industry (i.e. currently hold a GIQ Standard 11)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required. You will be required to complete a LLN questionnaire prior to enrolling so that we may determine your level of LLN in accordance with the framework.

Participants must:
Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills and
have the ability to read, hear and write English. Reasonable adjustment can be made, so please contact us to discuss options of possibly extending the program or issuing a log book where more time is required.

Have a drivers licence.  If you do not have a licence please discuss with our staff before enrolling.

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.
Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course (usi.gov.au to register).

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer (CT)
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold.


Payment Options

  1. Credit Card/Cash/EFT/Direct Debit
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Get in touch

188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

RTO Services

Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372