4WD Courses – 4WD Training & Driving Courses

4WD Training & 4x4 Driving Courses - Pindan Tours

Snatch Strap Recoveries in Sand

DEWNR - Key Stall Starts

Get the correct Training in Key Stall Starts

Steep Terrain Driving in the Flinders Ranges

Learn Low Range 4WDriving in Steep Rocky terrain

Learning 4WDriving and steering control in Soft Sand!

4WD Training - DCS

Wheel Changing done Safely to WH&S

Off Road Driving Deep Water Crossing

Driving Deep Water Crossings

Pindan Tours LUV Training - Group shot

Learning how to Safely handle ATV/LUV's

Winch Recoveries

Learn Advanced 4WD Skills like complex Winch Recoveries

off road driving mudding

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 Prison

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 train to the Nationally Recognised Training Standards to units from various recognised Training Packages but we are not an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) as the government have made it near impossible for small businesses to compete or afford the enormous ongoing costs and audit fees. However, having been the chairman of an RTO (4WDSA Inc.) for 5 years and having a long (over 21 years) involvement with that organisation and several training packages, the training we provide is equivalent to or above the Nationally Recognised Standards (levels) in the following competencies:

National Course Codes for Pindan Tours and 4WD Training

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.

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 training and Incentive Days are the answer!

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.

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Condensed 4 x 4 Training Courses
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Basic 4 x 4 Training Courses

 Basic 4WD Training Courses - Our most Popular Course!

Basic 4WD Theory and Practical courses – designed for those new to 4WDriving or those needing to know for work related reasons. Our course is very comprehensive and covers what you need to know and how to 4WD safely.

SISODRV2012A - Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads

SISODRV302A - Drive & Recover a 4WD

TLIB2004A - 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.

SISODRV404A - Advanced Driving


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Advanced 4 x 4 Courses
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4WD Recovery Courses

4WD Recovery Courses

Basic & Advanced Recovery courses – can be combined with 4WDriving or done separately and tailored to suit individual and Employer's needs. Learn how to Recover you vehicle using the latest equipment and methods in Off Road terrains.

SISODRV405A - Advanced 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.


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Courses for Government and Corporate Groups
4WD Training - DCS
4WD Government Training - DCS (Wheel Changing)

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.

Defensive Driving 4WD Course

We also specialize in 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.

To find out more about our 4WD training courses and how we can help you, please contact us for more information – 

Mb: 0410 511 633 or email us at:

We also have Gift Vouchers available.

4WD Training Gift Voucher

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 a detailed 4WD Operators Reference Manual for you to keep.

Our Trainers and Assessors hold the current Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE10) and have been delivering Cert IV workplace training and 4WD driver training for over 21 years and they also hold Nationally Accredited Statements of Attainment in Basic and Advanced Four-Wheel Driving and Recovery Techniques. He also holds 

The leading trainer has owned and operated 4WD vehicles for 38 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.

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.

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Go from your L's to your P's with us
Pindan Tours MVDI vehicle

Motor Driver Vehicle Instruction (MVDI) available for Learner drivers and for those converting International licences to an Australian one.