Driver Training Unit

Wouldn't you prefer to travel with the appropriate skills and travel with people who also have those skills?

Photo caption: Unpredictable conditions require appropriate skills, such as here where a club member is crossing the normally dry Brachina Creek, Flinders Ranges National Park. Even bitumen driving requires an awareness that most 4WDs have a larger mass than the average family car and must be driven accordingly.


The Driver Training Unit has the responsibility of setting vehicle operating skills/techniques, training policy, and training of club advisers/trainers, as well as overseeing the maintenance of training standards.

The activities of this Unit are restricted to fulfilling the requirements of member clubs and "outside" courses for the public are not yet approved.

Members from individual clubs who are qualified trainers undertake training for their club members.

Student Identifier

As part of the formality of the training provided by the club and managed through 4WDSA, the federal goverment requires stiudents to have a student identifier.  The simple process to follow is at Once obtained, please advise your club's training coodinator with the id so their training records can be updated.  Read more...

Student Training Feedback Sheet

Feedback sheet that needs to be completed when handing in books for certificates.

Training Manuals Application Form

Training_Manual_Application_Form_SIS10_V5 (pdf)

DTU Contacts

There is a DTU forum on Yahoo, that can only be access by registered DTU personnel - to effect registration please call the DTU Chairman or the email contact noted on the Yahoo forum. Information on training events, related files for training, up to date minutes from meetings and sending messages to all other DTU members is available on the forum. The forum address is

Chairman: Allan McIntyre
Mb. 0403 582 134

Secretary: Vacant

Training Officer: Derek Mikolajs
Mb. 0412 600 044

Other info

DTU radio channels UHF CH 25 with CH 30 reserve, AM CB CH 1