Defensive Driving Course


Our Defensive Driving Program has been carefully designed to provide ‘real world’ practical driving skills and the general knowledge you can intuitively apply each day to keep you safe. The course will comprise of a half-day theory session (conducted in a classroom) and a half-day practical session in your own vehicle which includes emergency braking and hazard avoidance exercises.

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Course Overview

This Defensive Driving Course unit encourages proactive defensive driving to improve the community and worksite road safety. On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a nationally recognised RIIVEH305E – Operate and maintain a four-wheel-drive vehicle Statement of Attainment.

Areas covered in the course are:

Identify four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques
Plan for minimal environmental impact
Perform pre-departure checks
Use four-wheel-drive mode
Coordinate and recover a vehicle
Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel-drive vehicles

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator before enrolling.
If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact for advice.

Your Training Options

Study Options
  • Face to Face
  • We can come to you
  • Group bookings
  • Bundle packages available
Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners). This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 40. The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities. The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.  

About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is offered by Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and processes

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer may be offered on units of competency that you already hold. Contact Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and process

Course Locations

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Course Fees

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Study at Civil Safety

You are encouraged to download and read the student handbook prior to enrolling to understand your rights and obligations as a student at Civil Safety.

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LLN Indicator

If you have not previously studied a certificate-level qualification before we will need to check your readiness for study. Please call 1300 CIVIL S prior to enrolling for more information.