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VW 4Motion 2 Day 4WD Driver Training


Note: this is a non-accredited course that does not include a formal assessment of competency. For accredited training in the relevant units of competency, please go to Accredited training.

4Motion Driver Training is designed specifically for owners of the Volkswagen Transporter with the 4 Motion AWD system. Our 2 day course will provide you with the necessary skills to travel Australia safely and responsibly in your unique vehicle. The course has been designed by Australia’s leading 4wd trainer, Vic Widman, in association with Alex Caruana from 4Motion Adventures.

The training is held at the Great Divide Tours 4WD training centre near the town of Braidwood in southern NSW. Vic Widman developed and built this beautiful property set on 240 acres of Australian bush land with the express vision of providing the best 4WD training in the country, and he has achieved this. This is why Alex from 4 Motion Adventures has teamed up with Vic to develop and deliver training to owners of Volkswagen Transporter 4 Motion vehicles. These vehicles have the ability to help you explore our beautiful country to a level that you may have not as yet considered.

The 2 day training course will explain how your 4Motion AWD system operates, it will cover track assessment, use of your unique all wheel drive system and its traction aids including traction control and differential lock. You will discover the off road ability of your special vehicle with a view to assisting you to enjoy exploring the fantastic freedom that a vehicle of this kind brings to you. Alex has adapted his own VW 4motion Transporter to suit exploration of Australia and will pass on his tips and ideas on getting the most from your freedom machine.


What is Included in Each 4WD Driver Training Programme?

  • Training for up two drivers in your vehicle.
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout the programme.
  • 4WD Operators Manual.
  • Camping on our specialist 4WD training property.
  • A certificate of Completion

If you do not wish to camp we can arrange accommodation in nearby motel for small extra fee (see costs below).

Costs (includes GST)
2 day VW 4 Motion 4WD Driver Training Introductory Training Programme (recreational users)

  • $690 per vehicle with up to 2 drivers
  • $250 extra driver above first two
  • Children under 16 $60


Your fee includes camping at our 4WD Venue, if you do not have camping gear we can arrange motel accommodation from $130 per double or Bunk style accommodation in our training facility for $40 per person per night, shared accommodation and bring your own sleeping bag or linen. When making your booking please indicate your accommodation needs.


Individual Training
If the above dates do not suit, we can arrange individual training at a date to suit you. Cost of a One Day Individual Training Course (including up to 2 persons in one vehicle) is $850, & a second day's training can be added for $650. Under 16yrs $60 each, & extra drivers in your vehicle over the initial two $250 each. This includes all training & camping on our property (bunk house available at $40 per person per night). Contact Vic Widman on (02) 9913 1395 for more details or send an email to info@greatdividetours.com.au


The 2 day 4WD Drive Training Programme offers training in:-

  • Understanding how your 4Motion system works (Practical)
  • Basic Maintenance and fault checking (Practical)
  • How to find the smoothest path to follow on any given surface (Practical)
  • Use of brakes and engine braking (Practical)
  • The difference between automatic and manual transmissions off road (Practical)
  • Different traction control devices (Practical & Theory)
  • How to drive through mud (Practical)
  • How to drive through sand (Theory)
  • How to drive through snow (Theory)
  • How to drive up steep inclines (Practical)
  • How to drive down steep declines (Practical)
  • How to cross a river (Theory & Simulated)
  • How to cross deep washouts (Practical)
  • How to drive over rocky and broken ground (Practical)
  • How to perform a forward and reverse stall start recovery (Practical)
  • Camping and outback travel tips (Theory)
  • Advice on Communications equipment including CB, UHF, HF radios and Satellite Telephones
  • Advice on accessories and tyre choice



Great Divide Tours owns an exclusive property on the outskirts of Braidwood in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Just 3 hours drive from Sydney, 2 hours from Wollongong and 1 hour from Canberra it is ideally located for easy access. This property has been developed with four wheel drive training in mind. Fully approved by Council this is a state of art training facility. It is in a picturesque bushland setting typical of the type of terrain that you are likely to encounter when using your 4WD. The nearby town of Braidwood provides fuel, meals, supplies and accommodation. Camping on the property is included in your 4WD Driver training fee cost.


Refund Policy

Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are non refundable. If your booking can be reallocated to another participant then the deposit can be transferred to another course or tour of your choice which must be taken within 18 months of the original booked course. The full course fee is payable 1 week prior to the course and is not refundable after this time. 


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