Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIVEH305A, 'Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify four-wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Identify the structural and handling differences between a conventional two wheel drive and a four-wheel drive vehicle

1.3. Identify and demonstrate the purpose and use of front wheel hubs

1.4. Identify factors affecting tyre size, fitment, rating, and pressure

1.5. Correctly identify, recovery hooks and mounting features

1.6. Identify hazards associated with incorrect use of vehicle features or equipment

2. Plan for minimal environmental impact

2.1. Determine types of impact likely to occur during four-wheel driving and associated activities

2.2. Demonstrate compliance with land management principles and policies when planning exploration activities

2.3. Comply with policies and management plans relevant to the activity area

2.4. Plan and conduct activities in a manner which minimises environmental impact

2.5. Adopt and implement procedures to ensure minimisation of harm to the environment from four-wheel drive activities

2.6. Demonstrate cooperation and consideration towards other land users

3. Perform pre-departure checks

3.1. Perform routine pre-departure checks under the bonnet, under the body, and on external and internal items and accessories

3.2. Take action to correct any deficiency

3.3. Determine food and water requirements for journey

3.4. Select suitable navigation equipment where necessary

3.5. Interpret weather conditions to determine suitability for driving

3.6. Apply safe vehicle loading practices

3.7. Secure items of personal luggage safely

3.8. Advise passengers of any special safety precautions to be taken when traversing rough terrain

4. Use the features of a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive in a variety of terrain types

4.1. Operate four-wheel drive vehicles correctly and safely both on and off road, in accordance with road rules, principles of four-wheel driving and OHS regulations

4.2. Apply smooth accelerator control strategies over a range of terrain types

4.3. Demonstrate recommended braking techniques for hard top surfaces and off road conditions

4.4. Correctly identify situations where the engagement of four-wheel drive is required

4.5. Engage correctly, where fitted, front hubs or centre differential lock (constant four-wheel drive vehicles)

4.6. Survey track to identify hazards, asses risk and select a best route

4.7. Select routes to minimise damage to the environment

4.8. Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique to negotiate a range of terrain types and whilst maintaining control of vehicle at all times, being aware of contextual issues

4.9. Perform a stop stall key start recovery procedure on a moderate incline

4.10. Check brakes and undercarriage after negotiating varying terrain

4.11. Perform repairs to damaged tracks if necessary

4.12. Use standardised operating procedures when travelling in company with other vehicles

4.13. Maintain appropriate hand positioning on steering wheel

5. Use a single snatch strap to recover a vehicle

5.1. Identify risks associated with vehicle recovery and develop and implement strategies to minimise risks

5.2. Identify recovery hooks

5.3. Confirm use of recommended mounting strategy on the four-wheel drive vehicle and use of rated recovery equipment when practicable

5.4. Demonstrate procedures for preparing vehicles for recovery

5.5. Demonstrate techniques to minimise impact on the environment during vehicle recovery

5.6. Demonstrate techniques for joining two snatch straps

5.7. Coordinate safe recovery of a four-wheel drive vehicle using a single snatch strap

5.8. Correctly perform post recovery checks and repairs

6. Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles

6.1. Select/access maintenance equipment correctly, including spares and fluids, prior to departure after consideration of contextual issues

6.2. Check vehicles regularly prior to and during trip and correctly perform routine maintenance/repair tasks

6.3. Make vehicle performance reports to the designated person

6.4. Demonstrate safe use of a jack to support a four-wheel drive vehicle on uneven ground

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIIVEH305A appears in the following qualifications:

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  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing