PUAVEH001 Drive vehicles under operational conditions


Australian 4wd and Advanced Driver Education – RTO CODE: 31223

This course involves the skills and knowledge required to drive vehicles safely, including the systematic and safe control of all vehicles’ functions and the management of hazardous situations under operational conditions.

The course is applicable to public safety personnel who are required to operate vehicles both on and off road during public safety operations.

The key clients for this course applies to all Public Safety Workers who are required to operate vehicles both on and off road during public safety operations.

It is mandatory for company employees or contractors who are required to operate a variety of vehicles (as list below) as part of their duties to their Workplace Heath, Safety Policy, to complete this course in order of reducing the risk of vehicle incidence.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to apply the skills and knowledge required to Drive vehicles under operational condition, incorporating crash free driving techniques.

Drive vehicles under operational condition includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Operating a range of vehicles (set out below) IAW Manufacturers’ specifications and operational guidelines;
  • Management of vehicle condition and performance;
  • Emergency response and non-emergency driving;
  • Day and/or night under a variety of weather and road conditions;
  • Monitoring of traffic and effective management of driver hazardous situations.

Vehicles may include, but not limited to: aerial appliances, all-terrain vehicles, all types of operational vehicles, bulk water carrier, buses, command and control vehicles, communication vehicles, pumpers, rescue vehicles, tankers, troop carrier, trucks.

1 Prepare vehicle for operational response

2 Drive the vehicle

3 Monitor traffic, road and terrain under operational conditions

1.1 Vehicle is selected to meet operational requirements and is suitable for use in operational terrain.

1.2 Preliminary check of the vehicle is completed to ensure it is operational.

1.3 Equipment and accessories are checked to ensure they are available and are operational.

1.4 Cabin drill and start up checks are completed, in accordance with organisational procedures and operational standards.

1.5 Engine is started, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.

1.6 Audible and visual warning systems are checked to ensure that they are all operational.

2.1 Vehicle is prepared for and is safely operated in terrain suitable to the vehicle.

2.2 Vehicles and/or trailers are operated and positioned, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures to ensure safe operation and traffic regulations.

2.3 Low risk driving techniques are used, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, to minimise the likelihood of injury to persons or damage to equipment or property.

3.1 Vehicle movement is controlled in response to external conditions to ensure safety of persons.

3.2 Most efficient route for travel is taken including monitoring factors likely to cause delays or deviations.

3.3 Traffic and surface conditions are consistently monitored and acted upon to enable safe operation and to ensure no injury to people or damage to property, equipment, loads and/or facilities.


Option1:  Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education has its own training facility at Kurwongbah where this course will be delivered.  

Our facility has been designed and constructed to conduct all our courses, and in particular, our 4WD and Advanced Recovery training. 

 It consists of an introductory, intermediate and advanced course in addition to an obstacle course.  http://australian4wd.com.au/a-ade-training-areas

Option 2: Site specific course.


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