4x4 Instructor 


Together with our partner Registered Training Organisation, Health Security Education (RTO#40907), the Australian Offroad Academy offers Australia's leading 4WD Instructor Training Courses all over Australia. As experts in offroad education, these courses are designed to equip students with exceptional quality adult education - delivering 4WD Instructors that are knowledgeable, experienced, safe and skilled. 


The specific Unit of Competency (subject) for this is SISODRV506A - Instruct four wheel driving skills, which comes under the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

In order to deliver the best outcomes possible, across multiple contexts, we have taken a holistic approach for the Instructor level course, including a mix of both accredited and non-accredited education to deliver the best outcomes possible for instructors-to-be. 


Note that in order to train and assess Nationally Recognised and accredited subjects and qualifications, you will have had to have completed an additional qualification - the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116). The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) is designed to qualify individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. You will require this qualification to operate as a 4WD Instructor. We recommend that you have completed this qualification prior to the commencement of the Instructor stage of the training.

The Instructors Course is set out below.

1st Stage

The 1st Stage is considered the first step for the Instructors Course. The Units of Competency (or subjects) covered in this stage are:

SISODRV201A - Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads

SISODRV302A - Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle

SISODRV404A - Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain

SISODRV405A - Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles

Additional non-accredited subjects will also be included, including offroad trailer towing and sand driving.


Depending on the needs of the Instructor-to-be, there is the possibility of including mining and resources 4x4 and offroad accredited units, and the following accredited units: AHCMOM212 - Operate quad bikes and AHCMOM211 - Operate side by side utility vehicles. 

Please note that you cannot be qualified as an instructor without completing Stage 2 below. If you wish to deliver nationally recognised and accredited subjects then you will also need a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

2nd Stage - Instructor Course


The 2nd Stage is the capstone unit that qualifies a student to become an instructor trainer and assessor (assuming they have completed their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment). The Unit of Competency covered in this stage is:

SISODRV506A - Instruct four wheel driving skills

The Instructor stage involves you observing a minimum of three different courses and then you driving whilst being assessed by an AORA Lead Trainer instructing for four different courses - Low Range, Sand, Advanced and Trailer.


Opportunities for observation and assessment of courses are dependent on our course bookings and your availability to attend training courses. We will work with you to arrange these dates.

To add value to your training we also open up all of our courses for you to attend (outside of your training dates) until you have your full Instructor level qualifications. This will be invaluable and allow you to increase your skills, experience and knowledge, empowering you to be the best 4WD Instructor possible.

For any questions regarding this unit, or any other unit or training needs, then please contact us on 0417 761 610 or via email at info@AustralianOffroadAcademy.com.au

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Note: All Nationally Recognised Training is delivered in partnership with the RTO Health Security Education RTO #40907

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