RIIVEH201E: Operate A Light Vehicle


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


This Operate a Light Vehicle course is a 1 day course that meets the requirements, upon Successful completion, to receive a Statement of Attainment, for the Nationally Recognised Training course “RIIVEH201E – Operate a Light Vehicle”.

This competency can be mapped to other courses, such as PMASUP236 Operate Vehicles in the Fields, RIIVEH305: Operate and Maintain a 4WD Vehicle.

A light vehicle is classified as: under 4.5 tonnes and includes those with provision to carry up to 12 people such as Sedans, Station Wagons, Utilities (2 & 4 Wheel Drive), 4 Wheel Drive Sedans, Vans and Mini Buses.


Who would select this course?

This course is has been developed and contextualised for those people specifically working in the Resources, Infrastructure and construction industry.  This course is also often undertaken by people working in other industries such as the Gas, Oil and Energy sectors.

BMA Compliance: Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education is an approved provider to BMA and are compliant with their requirements.

In addition to BMA, Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education delivers Advanced Driver Education to a number of mining, resources and energy companies such as, but not limited to BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, Ergon Energy, Powerlink and many other companies.

Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education are familiar with many companies and site Standard Operating Procedure: “Safe Operation and Movement of Vehicles” and Fatal Risk Control Protocol -requirements for Light Vehicles.  These procedures are covered (in addition to the national course competencies) in all driver training provided to those who will potentially access and work on BMA sites.

Australian 4WD and Advanced Driver Education are committed to assist all employers, contractors and visitors to eliminate or minimise the risk of fatality, injuries and incidents arising from the use of vehicles by defining the requirements for operating and travelling in vehicles on site and on public and private roads. Avoiding vehicle incidents and unnecessary vehicle repairs will affect the ability of each site to meet their targets.

Course Aim

The responsibility of all drivers of a light vehicle is to drive in such a way as to prevent being involved in an accident regardless of the action of other drivers or adverse driving conditions.

Goal of Zero Incidents:

A4ADE fully acknowledge that companies and organisations strive to meet the goal of zero incidents and injuries and are committed to eliminating vehicle incidents involving their employees and contractors.

Course Elements:

Plan and Prepare For Operations

  • Obtain, interpret and clarify/confirm work requirements and details before proceeding.
  • Access, interpret and apply geological and survey data required to complete the allocated work IAW site procedures.
  • Access and apply safety information and procedures throughout the work.

Operate Light Vehicle

  • Coordination activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity.
  • Pre-start, start-up, park-up and shut-down procedures IAW manufacturer and/or site procedures.
  • Operate ancillary attachments to the light vehicle IAW manufacturer instructions and site procedures.
  • Operate light vehicle with or without ancillary attachments IAW manufacturer instructions and site procedures.
  • Load/unload materials to be carried, or embark/disembark personnel safely IAW manager’s rules.
  • Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations IAW manufacturer instructions and site procedures.
  • Complete work in accordance with the agreed plan and outcomes and within the operating capacity of the light vehicle.

Carry Out Operator Maintenance

  • Carry out equipment inspections and fault finding in accordance with manufacturer instructions and site requirements.
  • Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks in accordance with manufacturer instructions and site authorised procedures and practices.
  • Carry out minor maintenance to manufacturer instructions and site requirements.
  • Process records in accordance with site requirements.

Additional Course Information.

Course Timings

The course start time is at 07:45, concluding at approximately 3pm.

A4ADE Practical Training Area

A4ADE exclusive Driver Training Facility at Kurwongbah offers terrain which is similar to the terrain that people would be required to drive on in their everyday driving as part of their job.  This offers superior opportunities for the development of skills and techniques in these environments rather than a simulated environment or a “make-shift” area artificially developed for driver training.

A4ADE Training Areas

A4ADE have exclusive Driver Training Facility at Kurwongbah, North of Brisbane.

For group bookings additional training areas to those listed above include Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mt Isa, Moranbah, Roma, Toowoomba, however not limited to these areas.

Corporate/Group Booking Training Areas

A4ADE are able to plan, develop and deliver specific course programs for groups or corporate, on request.

On-Site Training

Australian 4WD & Advanced Driver Education specialise in the design and implementation of client specific and site specific driver training and education. Training can be delivered for groups on any site (if suitable terrain is available), for group bookings.  All courses are portable allowing staff to be trained in locations familiar to their day-to-day use of 4WD and other light vehicles and can be delivered to ensure minimal disruption to shift routine.

What course participants will require to undertake the course

  • USI (Unique Student Identifier)
  • 4WD Vehicle (one vehicle can be used for up to 2 participants from the same organisation:
  • Should you not have access to a 4WD vehicle, A4ADE fleet vehicles are available for use at an additional cost. (please see “vehicles” below”); and
  • Your vehicle will need at least half a tank of fuel.
  • Driving license (that will be required for checking prior to course commencement).
  • Appropriate clothing – this should be compliant with your companies policy however at a minimum must comprise of long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed shoes with good soles and hat.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Pad and pen.
  • Morning tea and a light lunch with plenty of drinking water in summer months.

Vehicle Hire

A4ADE do have vehicles available for use.  The cost of these vehicles includes, vehicle hire for completion of the course, fuel, recovery equipment (where required), cleaning and wear/tear on brakes and tyres. 

Vehicle hire fee: 1 day vehicle hire is $155.00 per person, per day.  

Please Note

  1. The vehicle maybe hired by other course participants, meaning that each vehicle hire may be shared by two participants.  This will not have any impact on the amount of drive time that each hirer will experience.
  2. At times, there maybe more than one vehicle available, that will allow each vehicle hirer to experience a variety of 4WD types.
  3. If you wish to have exclusive use of a vehicle, then this can be arranged and would be at a cost of $200.00 per vehicle per day.

Trailer Hire

The hire cost of A4ADE 8 x 5 box trailer is $100.00 per trailer.


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