The purpose of the day is to introduce you to the club and its workings including booking trips, convoy procedure, some safety knowledge such as the Reverse Hill Stall Procedure and recovery fundamentals (safe use of a Snatch Strap), plus a bit of an introduction to one of the properties we have access to.
We don't presume any prior knowledge on the day. We class the day as "Medium" difficulty (as we will be using low range for part of the day), however, the day is designed as an introduction so there won't be anything scary.
We have a number of instructors who check over your vehicle and provide valuable information about how to drive off road in a convoy safely. We talk about safety equipment such as snatch straps, tree protectors, portable air compressors and first aid kits.
We then are required to run you through a reverse hill stall procedure and make sure you are confident with applying this procedure.
We also give you information about the club, how we operate and how you can participate in our activities.
Whether you are brand new to 4wding or have had years’ experience in off road vehicles, this is a mandatory part of our testing for the club and is required before you proceed on any of our 4wding trips with the TLCC club of Qld (Inc).
Once you complete a Membership Application, you will be able to book into one of our upcoming New Members Days that normally run on a Sunday from 8am to 3pm.
Our Basic 4WD Training course is the Nationally Accredited: RIIVEH305E - Drive and Recover a 4WD vehicle
and is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework under an agreement with the RTO of Four Wheel Drive Queensland Training.
It is conducted over 2 theory evenings plus a workshop night and 2 full weekends. Where possible the training is conducted with a one on one trainer ratio in your own vehicle.
All aspects of 4WD driving are covered, including vehicle preparation, safety, recovery, driving techniques over various terrains as well as environmental factors.
Our Advanced 4WD Training course is the Nationally Accredited: FWPCOT3260 - Recover four wheel drive vehicles & FWPFGM3215 - Perform complex 4x4 operations and is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework under an agreement with the RTO of Four Wheel Drive Queensland Training.
It is conducted over 1 theory evening and 1 full weekend. Where possible the training is conducted with on one trainer to two students ratio in your own vehicle.
All aspects of advanced 4WD driving are covered, including vehicle preparation, safety, driving techniques over difficult terrains & as night as well as recovery of a vehicle using a winch
This training is an excellent way to become familiar with the winch on your vehicle. There are demonstrations of winching techniques and time to practice with your own equipment in a safe and supervised environment.
Under the scrutiny of our Driver Trainers, you will be instructed in the requirements for safe and successful 4WDing and vehicle recovery in sand conditions. This training is held at a beach within easy driving distance of Brisbane and is a fun and educational weekend for all the family.
Our Chainsaw course is the Nationally Accredited: FWPCOT2237 - Maintain Chainsaws & FWPCOT2239 - Trim and Cut Felled Trees and is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework under an agreement with the RTO of Four Wheel Drive Queensland Training.
It is conducted over 1 full day.
All aspects of chainsaw use are covered, including completing routine maintenance & servicing of a chainsaw, the safe operation of a chainsaw, the appropriate selection & use of safety equipment (PPE), the different techniques & cuts for trimming or felling trees
This training is an excellent way to become familiar with your chainsaw. There are demonstrations of chainsaw techniques and time to practice with your own equipment in a safe and supervised environment..
Promotes a high emphasis on safety; this course is delivered by experienced chainsaw operators. The chainsaw is the most lethal item one can use without a licence.
This course is run by an external training organisation to make sure our driver trainers, trip leaders and members have up to date qualifications.