4WD Training & 4x4 Driving Courses - Pindan Tours
Snatch Strap Recoveries in Sand
Get the correct Training in Key Stall Starts
Learn Low Range 4WDriving in Steep Rocky terrain
Learning 4WDriving and steering control in Soft Sand!
Wheel Changing done Safely to WH&S
Driving Deep Water Crossings
Learning how to Safely handle ATV / SSV's
Learn Advanced 4WD Skills like complex Winch Recoveries
Learn about Mud Driving techniques
Norman shows respect and professionalism, his presentation is clear, his ability to communicate, listen, advise and guide are a credit to him. Everything was covered and presented in a highly professional, entertaining and respectful manner. Angelas Lemonis, DCS – Port Augusta
It was a pleasure to be instructed by a trainer who is passionate about his subject, 4 Wheel Driving and this country of ours. Keep up the great work – Best regards, Steve Townsend – Ashbourne, S.A.
We specialise in Basic & Advanced 4WD Training in Regional SA & Outback areas and we train you in our own purpose designed training courses following National Industry Standards but we are not an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), however, having been the chairman of an RTO (4WDSA Inc.) for 5 years and having a long (over 22 years) involvement with that organisation and several training packages, the training we provide is equivalent to the Nationally Recognised Standards (levels) in the following Standards:
To us, it's not just a job - it's our passion! Understanding you and your vehicles abilities when 4WD touring or working can make all the difference and at Pindan Tours and 4WD Training we understand this in offering a 'Refresher' 4x4 Driving Course through to our Basic & Advanced 4WD Driving courses & Recovery courses or you can combine your 4WD course or 4WD courses with our Unsealed (Dirt) Road Defensive Driving course. We also offer a stand alone course in gravel road defensive driver training including emergency braking techniques, cornering techniques and evasive action/accident avoidance techniques.
We've been delivering 4WD Training continuously for over 24 years and we specialise in One on One in vehicle and Couples training, as this is the best way of providing competent and thorough driver training. Our 4WD courses are not a 'tick & flick' exercise, you will come away with new 4WDriving and Recovery skills and our Training Checklist & Certificate, giving you a quality outcome and true value for money.
Pindan Tours and 4WD Training offer everything from introductory and Basic 4WD Driving Courses through to Advanced Recovery and Sand Driving as well a customised 4WD courses for industry and government. Corporate Training is provided to companies that wish to reduce the risk of possible injury to staff or damage to their vehicles and to meet WH&S issues with their employees. Or perhaps you want a Team Building Exercise with a difference, or just to reward your staff for a job well done – Our 4WD Training and Incentive Days are the answer!
All our 4WD Training Courses are Eco-Accredited and we are a fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with 'Advanced Ecotourism' Accreditation.
Our 4WD Training courses include:
Condensed 4WD Training Courses
Condensed or 'Refresher' 4WD Theory and Practical courses – designed for those who need to maintain their current 4WDriving skills for work or by personal choice. Courses can be tailored to suit individuals or employer’s requirements.
Basic 4WD Training Courses - Our most Popular courses!
Basic 4WD Theory and Practical courses – designed for those new to 4WDriving or those needing to know for work related reasons. Our courses are very comprehensive and cover Theory & Practical in what you need to know and how to 4WD safely and correctly. This course is ideal for those new to 4WDriving or those who’ve had some experience, but don’t require really challenging terrains (very steep descents and loose rocky terrain, etc.) and/or Advanced Recoveries (various Winching techniques, High Lift Jacks, Exhaust Jacks, etc.). Our Basic course is not an ‘Introduction to 4WDriving’ which is essentially, just a 4WD overview course.
Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on Unsealed roads
Drive & Recover a 4WD
Carry out vehicle Inspections
Advanced 4WD Training Courses
Advanced 4WD Theory and Practical courses – designed for those who want to add to their existing knowledge and/or improve their abilities in more challenging 4WDriving situations and terrains. It can also include various Winching techniques - Single, Double & Triple Line pulls & Offset winching, using Exhaust Jacks and High Lift Jacks safely & correctly, Advanced Snatch Strap/Kinetic Energy Rope (KER) recoveries and using other 4WD equipment not used in our Basic courses.
Advanced 4WD Driving
4WD Recovery Courses
Basic & Advanced Recovery courses – can be a stand alone course or combined with 4WD Driving courses and tailored to suit individual and Employer's needs. In our Advanced Recovery course, learn how to Recover you vehicle using various Winching techniques, Advanced KERR's (Kinetic Energy Rope Recoveries), Snatch Strap recoveries, Exhaust Jacks, Hi Lift Jacks and the latest Recovery equipment and methods in challenging Off Road terrains.
Advanced 4WD Recovery
Tailored 4WD Training Courses for Government and Corporate groups
Tailored 4WD courses for Government and Corporate groups – Condensed 4WD, Basic 4WD and Advanced 4WD Theory and Practical courses tailored to suit clients needs. Our corporate 4WD training sessions are designed for employees who need to use four wheel drive vehicles on a regular or casual basis in all sorts of terrains.
We also deliver our own purpose developed stand alone QRV (4WD Fire Fighting Vehicle) courses on various fire tracks in the Flinders Ranges and at corporate locations as required.
We also deliver one-to-one or small group training in Defensive Driving with an emphasis on dirt road skills and/or we can build on to existing knowledge you may have already gained.
We specialize in the design and implementation of client specific and site-specific 4WD training courses and Defensive Driving Courses aimed at reducing the incidence of accidents and vehicle damage in the workplace. Our courses are cost effective and can be delivered locally, allowing for your staff to be trained in locations realistic to their work environment, in the vehicles they are familiar with and we put a strong emphasis on Workplace Health & Safety aspects.
Side by Side Vehicles & Quad Bikes SSV & ATV Courses
Side by Side Vehicles are becoming very popular as a safer choice over Quad bikes and we deliver One on One and group SSV Training for Government departments that use them and/or are switching from Quad bikes (ATV).
Of course we still deliver our ATV - Quad bike training as well.
Why not join us !
So, whether you’re new to four wheel driving and have a new or old 4WD or are in the process of planning your next big trip or joining us on one of our 4WD Tours, we strongly recommend you consider learning the right way to handle your vehicle through one of our 4WD training courses. Our Training is delivered by professional and Nationally Accredited Workplace Trainers and Assessors and includes our own detailed 4WD Operators Reference Manual for you to keep.
Our Trainers and Assessors hold Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE10) and have been delivering Cert IV. workplace Training & Assessment and 4WD driver training for over 24 years and they also hold Nationally Accredited Statements of Attainment in Basic and Advanced Four-Wheel Driving and Recovery Techniques. The lead trainer also holds Nationally Accredited Statements of Attainment qualifications to train you in ATV (Quad Bikes) and SSV's (Side by Side Vehicles).
The leading trainer has owned and operated 4WD vehicles for 39 years and spent much of his time travelling and occasionally living & working in the Australian Outback. In addition he has a Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (TLI41207) (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction) to teach Learner drivers, as a licensed Motor Driving Instructor (MDI) and he specialises in Defensive Driving techniques on dirt roads. He also holds a 'Statement of Attainment' in PUAVEH001B - Drive vehicles under operational conditions. We maintain our training skills through our constant quality 4WD Training delivery and through industry training via networking (e.g. buying, using & testing new products and methods, etc.), video links and best practice by other leading 4WD trainers like ourselves.
So, if you’re interested in joining us to improve your 4WD skills and develop a greater understanding of your vehicles capabilities through training and then putting those new skills into practice, then join us for a 4wd Adventure on one of our 4WD Tours to discover a unique part of our ’Aussie back yard’. Contact us or look at other areas of our website for more information.