Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s
The length of time to complete this training program will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This short course covers.
- Basic vehicle maintenance
- Driving on unsealed roads and general vehicle safety
- Tackling uneven and difficult terrain including sand, mud and water
- Recovering a bogged vehicle (if the recovery unit is requested / required)
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
After completing the 4x4 workshop students may use these units towards completion of a Certificate II or III qualification in a range of industry areas. Contact the School for specific details.
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Entry Requirements - 2019
A current "C" class Australian Drivers Licence.
Based on course nominal hours of 140, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $448.00
Domestic Full Fees: $2380.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.
This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Casuarina, Remote
Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Conservation and Land Management (Top End)
Conservation and Land Management (Central)
Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End)
To achieve VTP264 4X4 Operations a total of three (3) units of competency must be completed as detailed and listed below.
The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 140.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||Hours|
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|FWPCOT3259||Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads||40|
|FWPCOT3260||Recover four wheel drive vehicles||20|
|FWPFGM3215||Perform complex 4X4 operations||80|
|Total nominal hours for core units||140|