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Drive Vehicles




One (1) Day

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to operate vehicles both on and off road during public safety operations.
Participants will learn the skills and knowledge required to drive emergency vehicles safely, including the systematic, safe and efficient control of all vehicle’s functions and effective management of hazardous situations under operational conditions.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following topics:
• Selecting vehicles to meet operational requirements and is suitable for use in operational terrain
• Conducting pre-operational checks including inspecting and preparing vehicle for operational response
• Maintaining personal safety and awareness of traffic conditions and other road users
• Performing low risk driving techniques
• Monitoring terrain conditions


Participants must:
• Hold a full unrestricted valid Australian Drivers Licence for a standard automatic vehicle
• Present to the course with a Blood Alcohol Content no greater than 0.00
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over one (1) day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.




$500.00 (No GST applicable). Prices subject to change.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:
• PAUVEH001 Drive vehicles under operational conditions

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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