Australian 4WD and Advanced Driver Education

Training Areas

Providing realistic practical driver training, (view pictures, below), (not pretending in a forest, park, reserve, make shift area).

Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education has its own training facility that has been designed and constructed to conduct all of our courses, in particular our 4WD and Defensive Driving training program.  It consists of an introductory, intermediate, and advanced course in addition to an obstacle course.

The following information highlights Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education driver training facility,

A4ADE Trainers are excited and proud to have developed and own exclusive Practical Driver Training facility located at Kurwongbah (between Petrie & Dayboro) and Kogan (between Dalby & Chinchilla).

The Kurwongbah & Kogan facilities offers, at a minimum the following;

  • Approximately 1000 acres.
  • 4WD bush terrain, suited for AWD and 4WD, with varies of degrees of slopes.
  • Road section to conduct a practical driver awareness activity.
  • Slalom area, to conduct correct steering methods.
  • An emergency braking area (both concrete and gravel surfaces).
  • Suitable for light, medium and heavy rigid vehicles.
  • Suitable for manoeuvring trailers (reversing & braking exercises).

A4ADE Practical Driving Facility offers superior and realistic opportunities for the development of skills, confidence and techniques within these environments, rather than a simulated environment or a “make-shift” area artificially developed for driver training.

A4ADE Practical Training Area (Brisbane and Kogan)
A4ADE Practical Driver Training Facility includes a number of distinct areas with a range of varying terrain, gradients of track and driving activities, as follows;

  1. A 120m x 6m wide (15 x 20m at one end) cement slab for emergency braking manoeuvres and slalom circuit on a firm surface. This slab can be wet down to demonstrate dry and wet road surfaces and Anti-locking Braking System (ABS).
  2. 120m x 20m wide gravel surface area to demonstrate the difference and techniques for braking on gravel surfaces, including ABS (benefits and disadvantages).
  3. Introduction 4WD training area – incorporating a circuit for 2WD and 4WD high range activity and 4WD low range (1st gear and 2nd gear) with moderate turns and ascent/descent. A water course of approximately 20m long at a depth of 300 – 500 mils.
  4. The 3-ways – provides individual practical driving activities that incorporates decisions on high range or low range (hill descent control, 2nd start) whilst negotiating ascents /descents, mud, water crossing (200mils), washouts.
  5. Figure 8 track – has two tracks that includes, tighter turns and small steeper ascent/descent. This area has a clearing of 100m x 20m gravel surfaces that steering exercises and emergency braking on gravel surface can be conducted.
  6. Centre Track – for 4WD high range driving that has two tracks for 4WD low range driving that includes tighter turns and steeper ascent/descent and side slopes.
  7. Three Steeper tracks – a long steep track, Approximately 35 – 52 degrees.
  8. A individual touring tracks, that incorporates all of the above
  9. Wet weather tracks – used for wet weather. The hills are in the clearing that if a learner gets it wrong, there is no harm or vehicle damage. This are also has an emergency braking exercise.
  10. 4WD High range defensive driving circuit. A road is used to conduct driver scanning and hazard awareness exercise. A4ADE have been granted approved by local council and QLD Police for the conduct these activities, with conditions.
  11. A real 4WD vehicle (that’s had the panels removed) for participants to observe the components and how a Part-time 4WD vehicle works.
  12. A4ADE have a commercial operating permit to conduct 4WD sand courses at Bribie Island and/or Tewantin.

Office and Lecture Room
A4ADE leases exclusively a 200 square metre office and lecture room, that,

  • Is approximately 17klm north of Brisbane.
  • Includes a large lecture room and a smaller lecture /meeting room.
  • Has chaired approximately 45 trainees, in one sitting. and
  • Has a car parking area for 20 plus vehicles.

A4ADE Practical Training Facility, office and lecture Room is exclusively for A4ADE only.

The obstacle course is primarily for training. It allows participants to fully understand the vehicle capabilities, whilst developing skills and confidence in a supervised environment. It is an excellent facility that provides course participants with an opportunity to more fully understand the features of the 4WD and to negotiate obstacles using a range of techniques.

A4ADE endeavours to develop a training course, in-keeping with the terrain and to meet the training needs of the client and their employees.  Our courses are completely portable as we specialise in the design and implementation of client specific and site specific training. We also have a number of training areas throughout Queensland, which can be utilised to conduct the training.

The two exclusive locations are Kurwongbah (North Brisbane) and Kogan (between Dalby and Chinchilla), however A4ADE have additional training areas in the following locations:

Brisbane North,
Kogan,
Gatton,
Gladstone,
Rockhampton,
Roma.
Moranbah,
Mackay,
Townsville,
Cairns.
Murwulimbah (NSW),
Newcastle (NSW),
Mittagong (NSW),
Victoria,
South Australia.

On-Site Training: A4ADE specialise in the design and implementation of client specific and site specific driver training, aimed to considerably reduce the incidents, breakdown in the workplace and minimal disruption to shift routine.  A4ADE courses are portable allowing staff to be trained in locations familiar to their day-to-day use of 4WD and other light vehicles.

Make Specific Course: We believe that every client has a specific and individual need. In each case a Needs Analysis is conducted to define the requirements and refine course content to ensure that the training plan suits the specific requirements of the Employer and Trainee. A4ADE are specialists in Advanced Driver Training, particularly off road and on road Defensive Driver Training and are able to design, write and develop “make-specific” courses. Our “make-specific” courses are structured to suit individual requirements. Any changes to our learning program for “make-specific” courses are negotiated with the organisation.

On-Site TrainingA4ADE specialise in the design and implementation of client specific and site specific driver training, aimed to considerably reduce the incidence of accidents, breakdown in the workplace and minimal disruption to shift routine.

A specially constructed track can be created with minimal disruption to the area and minor impact on the environment.