Big Lap Weekend

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Get a group of mates together or treat the family to a relaxed weekend of 4WD training, incredible scenery and stories round the campfire. This two-day course is the perfect getaway – and it will set you up with the skills and confidence to take your next adventure off the beaten track. Bring your 4WD vehicle and your camping gear and spend a weekend in the Blue Mountains. Our instructors can advise you on what to take on the ideal offroad camping trip – and what you can leave behind. 

Get behind the wheel to tackle a variety of terrains and learn some new 4WD skills. In the evening enjoy a meal around the campfire, and get inspired for your next adventure.

This course incorporates a one-day Nationally accredited training course, detailed below.

National Code: TLIC2025 Operate a four wheel drive vehicle

Course Currency Status: Superseded*

Accredited Training Duration: 9 hours (1 day) face to face plus 4-7 hours pre-course e-learning and online assessment

Mode of Delivery: Mixed delivery including Pre-learning (e-learning including online assessment and face to face)

8:15 am meet time for course start time 8:30 am (unless otherwise advised by Getabout Office or allocated trainer/training partner)

Unique Student Identifier (USI) required: Yes, all participants must supply a USI to enrol on the course.

What is a USI?- Find out here.

Outcomes for Operate a four wheel drive vehicle course include:

  • performing pre operational vehicle checks
  • applying safe vehicle loading practices
  • changing a wheel on a 4WD vehicle sited on uneven ground
  • stall/key start recovery downhill forward and reverse
  • implementing minimal environmental impact practices
  • operating a 4WD vehicle competently in off-highway conditions, including:
  • up and down steep inclines
  • correct range, gears and techniques
  • through muddy terrain and ditches
  • across side slope involving irregular terrain
  • irregular sandy terrain
  • through water and along dry and wet dirt roads.
  • using a single snatch strap to recover a vehicle
  • operating a 4WD vehicle giving due regard to Workplace Health and Safety issues
  • knowledge and skills required to use a 4WD vehicle with due regard to environmental issues

Full accredited course information can be found here .

Further student information, including Terms & Conditions​, is available here.

Through the weekend you will also undertake non-accredited workshop/s and sessions where you will learn:

  • the essential 4WD skills for outback touring
  • how to tackle the tracks that get you where you want to go
  • how to tell when a route is not drivable
  • what to pack for the perfect camping trip
  • basic running repairs to keep you on track
  • recovery techniques in case your vehicle gets bogged
  • bushcraft skills – like making amazing damper

Courses available in Lithgow, NSW

The nationally recognised off road training component of the course also includes the comprehensive Getabout Training 4WD Guide Book, access to the Getabout E-learning platform for access to resources, pre-course work sheets and theory and practical assessments, Recovery equipment and CB radio provided for on the day training.

How it works:

When you register for the course, our office will:

  • issue you with an enrolment link (each course participant needs to complete, please complete as soon as possible)
  • post the 4WD Guide Book to your address
  • you will receive an invitation to our e-learning platform 2 - 3 weeks out from your training day.

Getabout endeavours to allow you ample time to complete all pre-learning and online assessment in preparation before your training day.

The Getabout e-learning platform is easy to use. You will need either a smart phone, laptop or other device, and your own accessible email address.

$830 per couple.

$700 for a single participant.

We have a maximum instructor-student ratio of 1:6, so you’ll receive personalised training to get the skills you need.

Course Inclusions:

  • Getabout 4WD Training Handbook
  • Australian Road Atlas (issued at the course)
  • Campsite and recovery equipment including CB radio provided for training free of charge
  • AQF Certificate included on successful completion free of charge (TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle)
  • Participants will need to bring all their own meals and beverages. 

Special Offer: 

If you add one of the following courses to your Big Lap booking, we’ll give you $50 off each extra course. And you can do them at a later date that suits you, if you wish.

  • Off Road Towing Course (1 day)
  • Chainsaw Course (2 days)
  • Safe Winching Course (1 day)
  • Advanced Drive and Recovery a 4WD course (2 days)
  • Sand Driving Course (1 day)

*TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle has been superseded and is equivalent to TLIC0023 Operate four wheel drive vehicle.

Getabout Training Services is in the process of developing the new course to meet the mandatory course content and assessment. We are projecting that the TLIC0023 will be ready for quality delivery mid-2022. Enrolments may be taken into TLIC2025 up to and including 21 October 2022, no enrolments will be taken after this date. For more information, please contact our office.