Drive and recover a 4WD 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 SRODRV001B, 'Drive and recover a 4WD 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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify four wheel drive specific terms, terminology and techniques


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


Identify and demonstrate the purpose and use of front wheel hubs


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


Identify correctly, recovery hooks and mounting features


Identify hazards associated with incorrect use of vehicle features or equipment


2 Plan for minimal environmental impact


Determine human impacts caused by outdoor recreation activities on natural processes and interrelationships and the types of impact likely to occur during four wheel driving and associated activities


Assess if particular settings offer appropriate recreation opportunities by examining the nature of the activities and matching it with the characteristics of the settings


Identify current management strategies implemented by land managers for environmental asset management


Demonstrate compliance with land management principles and policies when planning the activity location/site


Comply with policies and management plans relevant to the activity area


Plan and conduct activities in a manner which minimises environmental impact


Adoptand modela positive and caring attitude towards the natural environment throughout activities


Demonstrate cooperation and consideration towards other users in settings where multiple use occurs


Identify basic techniques to determine the nature and degree of impact and evaluate the effectiveness of minimal impact practices


Modify impact reduction strategies, where necessary, after evaluation


3Perform pre-departure checks


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


Take action to correct any deficiency


Determine food and water requirements for journey


Select suitable navigation equipment where necessary


Interpret weather conditions to determine suitability for activity


Apply safe vehicle loading practices


Secure items of personal luggage safely


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


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


Operate four wheel drive vehicles correctly and safely both on and off road, in accordance with road rules, principles of four wheel driving and occupational health and safety regulations


Apply smooth accelerator control strategies overa range of terrain types


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


Identify situations where the engagement of four wheel drive is required, correctly


Engage correctly, where relevant, front hubs or centre differential lock (constant four wheel drive vehicles)


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


Select routes to minimise damage to the environment


Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique to negotiate a range of terrain types whilst maintaining control of vehicle at all times


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


Check, where necessary, brakes and undercarriage after negotiating varying terrain


Perform repairs to damaged tracks if necessary


Use standardised operating procedures when travelling in company with other vehicles


Maintain appropriate hand positioning on steering wheel


5Use a single snatch strap to recover a vehicle


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


Identify recovery hooks


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


Demonstrate procedures for preparing vehicles for recovery


Demonstrate techniques to minimise impact on the environment during vehicle recovery


Demonstrate techniques for joining 2 snatch straps


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


Perform post recovery checks and repairs, correctly


6Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four wheel drive vehicles


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


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


Make vehicle performance reports to the designated person


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

Qualifications and Skillsets

SRODRV001B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32709 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA31506 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)