Driver Training

Out of Town 4WDriver Training

was formed in 1998 to put something back into the 4WD industry and to provide a facility for improving the skills and attitude of people owning and operating 4WDs in our region.

The company enlisted qualified trainers with extensive 4WD experience to present nationally accredited training.  It became a Registered Training Organisation under what was then VETAB (Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board) and more recently AQTF (Australian Quality Training Framework). The company delivered nationally accredited training at various levels to suit the particular skill levels of participants.

Over time the customer base expanded to include a broad cross section of people driving 4WD vehicles.  It included Government Departments, (State, Federal and Local), Mining Companies, Public Utilities and Service providers, Universities, Environmental Consultants, Surveyors, 4WD Clubs and members of the public.  Our most prestigious customer was a contingent of United Nations Service personnel who came from all over the world for three consecutive years as part of an Australian Defence Force training program.

The demand for training just continued to increase.  This was considered a good reflection of the quality and level of professionalism and expertise offered to our customers. As well as training, the company also provided Tag-a-long Tour leadership opportunities and led corporate and public trips on many occasions.  Trips were conducted to The Kimberley, Simpson Desert, Victorian High Country and Cape York and many other more local destinations.

During 2012, after 15 years of successful 4WD training, it was decided that Out of Town 4WD should return its focus to the core business of 4WD Accessory Sales and Service and move the training towards a full time professional training organisation with a proven reputation in the industry.  

In June 2013 the training branch was sold to Getabout Training Services with an agreement that we refer all our future clients to their company.

In many ways it was disappointing to lose this valuable contact with customers but in the interest of maintaining a solid level of professional training, it has proven to be the right decision. Getabout Training Services are able to offer a much larger range of competencies and yet maintain the professional level of training that our customers had come to value.