Operate and maintain a 4WD tour vehicle

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SITTTOP003B, 'Operate and maintain a 4WD tour vehicle'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain a 4WD tour vehicle' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Use the features of a 4WD vehicle.


Identify situations where the engagement of 4WD is required and correctly engage 4WD when necessary.


Assess risks to customers, self and other road users and operate 4WD vehicles correctly and safely both on and off road to minimise any risks.


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


Use the special features of a 4WD vehicle correctly, safely and responsibly to navigate a range of terrain types.


Conduct driving activities with minimal impact.


Drive the 4WD vehicle to ensure minimal negative impact to the environment and maximum comfort and safety of passengers.


Conduct all activities according to special permit requirements and report any incidents to the relevant agency.


Monitor the quality of tracks and report any deficiencies or damage to the relevant agency.


Minimise the effects of noise on local communities.


Recover 4WD vehicles.


Use a range of techniques to recover vehicles from adverse terrain correctly and safely where required.


Consider customer, driver and crew safety throughout the recovery exercise.


Perform any required post-recovery repairs correctly and according to the level of technical expertise available.


Perform maintenance and minor repairs on 4WD vehicles.


Select and access maintenance equipment, including spares and fluids prior to tour departure according to the duration of tour, type of terrain to be covered and remoteness of area to be visited.


Check vehicle regularly prior to and during tour and perform correct routine repair and maintenance tasks according to maintenance schedule.


Make any required vehicle performance reports promptly to the designated person.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITTTOP003B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIT30107 - Certificate III in Tourism
  • SIT30507 - Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
  • SIT40207 - Certificate IV in Tourism
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT40107 - Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding)