Operate a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 254135
NQF Level: 3
No of Credits: 4

Course Introduction

This unit standard is for learners seeking to apply the basic concepts of 4WD. This unit standard will enable the learner to practically demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to handle a 4WD, on-road and off-road, perform vehicle preparation, understand preventative maintenance and handle basic recovery situations and equipment, in an environmentally considerate manner. 4WD vehicles include all terrain vehicles (ATVs), Quad and Off-road Motor Bikes.

Qualification Title: Operate a Four Wheel Drive

Unit Standard ID:  254135

No. of Credits: 4

NQF Level: 3

This unit standard is for learners seeking to apply the basic concepts of 4WD. This unit standard will enable the learner to practically demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to handle a 4WD, on-road and off-road, perform vehicle preparation, understand preventative maintenance and handle basic recovery situations and equipment, in an environmentally considerate manner. 4WD vehicles include all terrain vehicles (ATVs), Quad and Off-road Motor Bikes.

  • Possession of a Code A, B or EB Driver’s License or any such licence deemed applicable in terms of the legislation in force at the time and has an understanding of the knowledge required of road users and  Communication at NQF Level 2

The qualifying learner is capable of: 

  • Identifying the range of features, vehicle options and capabilities of a 4WD vehicle or an ATV or a Quad Bike or an Off road Motor Bike.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the preparation of a vehicle for off-road conditions.
  • Demonstrating a basic understanding of the various chassis and suspension configurations.
  • Demonstrating a basic understanding of a drive train.
  • Operating a 4WD vehicle in off-road conditions.

2 days including 1 day practical assessment

This course is has been developed and contextualised for those people specifically operating vehicles on the pipeline easement/access roads and off road terrain specifically working in the Gas, Oil, Resources, Infrastructure and construction industry. This course however has excellent application to anyone who is required to operate a 4WD both on and off road as part of their day-to-day job.

R 1 415.00 per person

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