Santos Driver Training Standard Course QLD


For cost and availability call: 1300 55 40 77



This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate a four wheel drive vehicle safely in a range of conditions. These include driving a four wheel drive vehicle on normal roads, traversing slopes, ascending and descending steep slopes and stall recovery. It also includes operation of the vehicle in rugged terrain, the use of a jack and the completion of all pre- and post-operational checks.

Driving is performed with limited or minimum supervision, with limited accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes. Driving involves the application of four wheel drive vehicle operating principles and procedures to maintain the safety and operation of a commercial four wheel drive vehicle across a variety of on-road and off-road contexts.



  • Local/company vehicle rules and regulations
  • Hazards and risks of off-road travel
  • Requirements for reporting and recording vehicle movements
  • Communications arrangements
  • Site or area response plan to detail
  • Procedures to be followed when an incident is reported
  • Responsibilities for monitoring vehicle journeys and determining immediate and follow-up actions under the system.



Minimum ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence


2 days

  • The theory session will cover defensive driving principles, Santos site requirements, 4WD operation and recovery techniques.  
  • The Practical Session will involve safe operation of the vehicle, including ascents and descents, water crossings, mud/sand/rock driving etc. At all times the operation will be controlled by the trainer to ensure our safety requirements are met.

Trainer ratio 1:4


PMASUP236B Operate vehicles in the field (Site Access card or interim letter issued)



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1300 55 40 77


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RTO ID: 90388

4/24 Portside Crescent
Wickham NSW 2293

Tel: (02) 4962 2707
Freecall: 1300 55 40 77
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