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Corporate Training

To obtain a quote and discuss your needs contact Vic Widman on 02 9913 1395 or info@gratdividetours.com.au

 

Corporate Training is provided to companies that wish to reduce the risk of damage to their vehicles and to meet OH&S issues with their employees. Companies that have undertaken our training have seen a marked reduction in vehicle maintenance and OH&S claims. The cost of the training can be recouped many times over.

 

Once again the training provided is to the Nationally Recognised qualification and can be provided to either introductory or advanced four wheel drive skill levels. You will attain either an Introductory or an Advanced level of operation of a four wheel drive vehicle and vehicle recovery techniques as specified in Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package No. SRO03. This is a nationally recognised qualification. If your employees are required to drive a four wheel drive in the course of their duties you owe it to their safety and your peace of mind to have them complete this course.

 

Clients trained by Great Divide Tours include the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police, Defence Force personnel, State Emergency Service personnel, Parks Australia, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Transgrid, Country Energy and a large number of Australia's leading tour operators.

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Check out the hire of our property for Corporate Team building days.

  • OH&S Driver Training
  • Government Fleet Owners
  • Private Organisation Fleet owners

 

National Parks, SES, Health, Ambulance, Mining, Telecommunications etc
All employers have a duty of care under the new OH&S rules to provide a safe work environment for their employees. An area which has a high rate of injury claims is in the use of motor vehicles. Our 4WD Training will help you achieve enormous reductions in injury claims and vehicle maintenance costs. This is already proven by our existing clients. We provide Nationally recognised training in 4WD operation to either Introductory or Advanced level. Your employees will attain an Introductory or Advanced level of operation of a four wheel drive vehicle and vehicle recovery techniques as specified in Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package No. SRO03.. This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

 

  • Corporate Training
  • Car Dealerships
  • Fleet Owners
  • Team Building
  • Staff Incentive

 

We can design a programme to suit your specific needs. Whether it be to train your new sales people in the use and benefits of a four wheel drive – watch your sales figures soar when your sales people talk with confidence and enthusiasm to prospective purchasers OR you wish to see marked improvements in vehicle maintenance costs from your fleet drivers OR you want a Team Building Exercise with a difference Or to just reward your staff for a job well done - Our Nationally recognised training and Incentive Days are the answer.

 

Training is provided to the Nationally Recognised level in the following competencies

 

Introductory Level

SISODRV302A - Drive and Recover a 4WD

TLIB2004A - Carry Out Vehicle Inspection

SISODRV201A – Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads

TLIC2025A – Operate four wheel drive vehicle

 

Advanced Level

SISODRV404A - Drive a 4WD in difficult terrain

SISODRV405A - Coordinate recovery of a 4WD

 

Quad Bike Courses

AHCMOM212A – Operate quad bikes

 

What is Included in Each Training Programme

  • Training delivered by professional workplace assessors and Trainers
  • Exclusive use of our state of the art 4WD training centre
  • Tea, coffee and orange juice throughout the course.
  • 4WD Operators Manual.
  • Question sheet for assessment purposes.
  • Statement of Attainment. A Nationally Recognised Qualification.
  • Camping on our specialist 4WD training property.

 

The Cost
From $250 per person per day (minimum of 4 trainees)

 

What
In the 4WD Training programme offered you will receive training in:-

  • Understanding how your 4WD system works (Practical)
  • Basic Maintenance and fault checking(Practical)
  • Safe tyre changing
  • How to find the smoothest path to follow on any given surface(Practical)
  • High and Low Range application(Practical)
  • Use of brakes and engine braking(Practical)
  • The difference between automatic and manual transmissions off road(Practical)
  • Different traction control devices (Practical & Theory)
  • How to drive through mud(Practical)
  • How to drive through sand (Theory Only)
  • How to drive through snow (Theory Only)
  • How to drive up steep inclines(Practical)
  • How to drive down steep declines(Practical)
  • How to cross a river (Theory & Simulated)
  • How to cross deep washouts(Practical)
  • How to drive over rocky and broken ground(Practical)
  • How to perform a forward and reverse stall start recovery(Practical)
  • How to safely use a snatch strap and winch (electric & manual)(Practical)

 

Accommodation
Bunk Style accommodation at the training centre $20 per person per night
Motel accommodation from $120 per double/twin share

 

Meals
We can arrange catering throughout the course from $100 per person per day for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

 

4WD hire
We can assist with 4WD hire contact info@greatdividetours.com.au for details

 


Gravel Road Defensive Driver Training Course
Why not combine your 4WD course with our Gravel Road Defensive Driving course. We also offer a one day course in gravel road defensive driver training including braking techniques, cornering techniques, evasive action/accident avoidance, Drive to Survive.

 

Cost
The cost of this one day course at our 4WD training centre is $250 per person (minimum of 4 persons)

 

Team Building/Incentive
Prices on application depending on duration and requirements but minimum rental of property with an instructor is $950 per day

 

Product Launch
Rental of property with caretaker/instructor/guide $950 per day

 

Individual Training
If the above dates do not suit, we can arrange individual training at a date to suit you. Cost of Individual Training (up to 2 persons in one vehicle) is $950. (under 16yrs $50 each, extra persons in your vehicle over the initial two $250 each) This includes all training, camping (bunk house available at $20 each) and Training to Nationally Recognised level. Contact Vic Widman on (02) 9913 1395 for more details or send an email to info@greatdividetours.com.au

 

Where
Great Divide Tours owns an exclusive property on the outskirts of Braidwood in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Just 3 hours drive from Sydney, 2 hours from Wollongong and 1 hour from Canberra it is ideally located for easy access. This property has been developed with four wheel drive training in mind. Fully approved by Council this is a state of art training facility. It is in a picturesque bushland setting typical of the type of terrain that you are likely to encounter when using your 4WD. The nearby town of Braidwood provides fuel, supplies and accommodation.

For a quote or to discuss your particular needs please contact Vic Widman on 02 9913 1395 or info@greatdividetours.com.au


Refund Policy
Tour/Driver Training Deposits are non refundable unless your position can be filled, the deposit may be transferred to another date/tour or course.
Fees are payable from 1 week to 4 weeks prior to the tour/course, you will be advised when the fee is payable. Any cancellation by you after the due date for the full fee will result in forfeiture of your tour fee.

 

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Testimonials

Good morning Vic and the Great Divide Tours team,

This is Wendy and Jamie Buckley who participated in your weekend course back in Oct 2015 and our home is in Ingleside. From your e-news it would seem you have all had an extremely busy and successful year, so congratulations!

Jamie and I moved to South Luangwa Zambia Feb 2016 and took up the role as Camp Managers at an incredible bush camp Flatdogs. Nearly one year on our experience here as far exceeded our expectations and we both love our new careers in hospitality and life in Zambia.

As for our 4 x 4 experiences, we assure you everything we learnt on your course has been put to the test and we both laugh a lot when we come to a flooded area and quick to say “you can walk through the water to check how deep it is” hahaha not as the chance of a croc or hippo is extremely high.  The camp is located on the Luangwa River (elephant crossing photo is out front of our home) which has one of the highest populations of hippos and elephants anywhere in Africa. Our daily lives include dodging elephants in camp 24/7 and hippos at night. We eat lunch looking out of our windows at home to giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons, elephants, bush buck, Puku and endless amounts of birds. The road block photo attached is our walk to work about 900 metres.

Our vehicle is an ex safari vehicle (as attached) which has no doors, no windscreen and no roof though we have a highly skilled team of mechanics on site to keep all the safari vehicles running.  We take our selves on safari in the National Park and my drive to a small gym at a neighboring camp can be eventful now the green season has arrived. I have to make sure the wheels are locked and take my gum boots in case I get stuck. Attached are one of the current safari vehicles which both Jamie and I have access to on when needed, they are liking driving a lounge room on wheels.

So we both are very grateful for the course we participated in with you and please pass our thanks on the team.

Lots of love to you and wishing you a sensational 2017.

Wendy and Jamie Buckley 

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Hello Vic

Narelle & I have just returned from the Man from Snowy River Tour. We had a great time touring with Great Divide Tours.

Our tour leader was Tony Davys. Vic, you are lucky to have Tony in your company. He brings a wealth of knowledge on 4x4 driving coupled with excellent people management skills. All participants were given individual advice and encouragement when required and their questions answered sincerely. I classify Tony a master of his craft, a AAA Plus rating.

A couple of highlights on our trip for me were firstly, helping him out of a spot of bother at Native Dog Flat (pic attached) and secondly sharing the fly rod at Buckwong Hut.

This was our second tour with Great Divide Tours in six weeks. Australia has many fine places to visit and I can't suggest a better way to see our country by travelling with your company.

We will certainly keep Great Divide Tours in mind for future travel plans.

Regards

Narelle and Tony Day


"Hi Jenny

Thanks to you and Wayne for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend course.

We really enjoyed ourselves and can now contemplate how to get the best from the Hilux and Camper trailer.

The tuition was great with the lessons in trailer reversing and jack knife points worth attending on their own.

Whipped the trailer into our carport at the end of our cul-de-sac on return with no worries  -( and no filling for an AVO ).

The rest of the course was great too - venue  food staff and company all first rate.

Will be in touch re future trips"

Regards

Mark Nealon


"Hi Vic

Kerry & I have just returned from the trip to Pajinka and Cape York on the Great Divide tour led by Dave.

Firstly I would like to thank you again for allowing us to join this year's trip after Kerry's accident on last year's trip. As I said at the time we didn't expect it and certainly didn't think we were entitled to it, and were very grateful for your kind and generous offer. After now completing the trip, we appreciate it even more.

The trip was absolutely fabulous in every way. The itinerary was excellent and well thought out. We experienced as much of the Cape as could comfortable be done in the 19 days. There were so many highs - from seeing a cassowary and it's chick near Cape Tribulation; to driving most of the Old Telegraph Track; to standing at the tip of the continent. An unexpected highlight was watching my NRL team (Brisbane Broncos) play Dave's team (Dragons) on TV whilst at Loyalty Beach with some locals. That was fun....and my team won!

I have a lot of family history on the Cape, so visiting Coen where my father taught in the early 1950's; visiting Laura Station where my uncles worked as very young men; driving past Battle Camp Station where my great great grandfather worked in the 1880's and my uncles later owned  till the late 1970's; visiting Cooktown where many of my ancestors have lived and still have family there; to visiting Thursday Island which was a base when my family lived on one of the Torres Straight Islands. These were the most important parts of the trip for me.

It was so good to actually use my vehicle in conditions for which it was designed and built for. I learned so much about driving my 4WD vehicle from Dave and feel much more confident (but not over-confident) and can't wait till we can do another trip with Great Divide Tours. We won't be looking anywhere else for a tag-a-long trip. Unfortunately work will get in the way for a while.

The group we travelled with proved to be a great bunch of people and we have made some strong friendships. I'm sure we will be seeing them again.

In particular, I would like to pay tribute to Dave. The success of the trip was entirely due to his leadership, knowledge and people management skills and he certainly represents Great Divide very well. We now class Dave as one of our good friends.

So thanks again Vic, we look forward to joining a Great Divide tour again."

Regards
Graeme & Kerry Polkinghorne


"Hi Vic,

We have just returned from our Cape York trip.

Dave told us all to email you and tell you what a great trip we had and what a great guide he was.

Sorry, we can't say that.
What we can say is that we had the most amazing, exciting adventurous time of our lives. We saw stunning scenery, camped in beautiful bush settings, met some amazing people, took awesome photos and pretty much had the time of our lives.

Put simply, Dave was amazing. A bundle of knowledge, a great organiser, witty, charming, and a natural leader. His expertise and guidance, along with his cool calm manner, gave me the courage to do something I would never ordinarily have done, drive through Cockatoo Creek.

We will be forever grateful that we stumbled upon your website when researching our trip to the Cape.

We are seriously considering a Simpson Desert tour and will most certainly do it with your company. After doing a tag along tour we know it is the best fit for us.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to travel with your company and most especially to meet Dave."

Kind regards,

Lyn and Phil Ross