Our relevant experience includes training of large Government, Corporate and Military clients.
Over the last 4 years while working for Great Divide Tours 4WD Driver Training in NSW, Tony has been involved in training a wide range of corporate customers including National Parks and Wildlife, State Emergency Service, ADF, AFP, Snowy Hydro, ABS, Regional Councils, Power supply, spraying contractors, gas and oil exploration, archeologists and geologists. Hundreds of private recreational 4WD users also came away from training over this time with a huge boost in confidence in the operation of their vehicles. Below are details of just a few of the larger organisations Tony was involved in training.
Tony holds a Certificate IV in 4WD training and assessing. He also has extensive knowledge and experience of practical 4WD use in the field, having lead multiple tag-along tours into remote and isolated locations all over Australia for up to a month at a time with up to 8 customer vehicles.
Australian Federal Police
Tony has been involved in Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment training for the AFP for 4 years during his role as 4WD Instructor in NSW. The staff members trained were not only active members of the Police, but also AFP Police Rescue, DFAT, foreign associates, and disaster relief advisors.
These staff members are often required to travel to the Pacific Islands at short notice in the event of natural disasters to render assistance. Generally operating in less than ideal conditions, they must be able to confidently operate a range of different 4WD types.
Australian Defence Force
Nationally recognised training was also provided by Tony to the combined members of the Australian Defence Force before their deployment to South Sudan in Africa. Due to the extreme nature of the country, both climatic and the population, ADF members had to be confident in the operation of 4WDs in all kinds of situations.
From the feedback we received from military staff who went there on deployment, our training proved to be very beneficial, as their location is usually either a dust bowl or a mud hole, depending on the season.
In early 2018 Snowy Hydro began upgrading 4WD skills for many of its employees who would be involved in the current “Snowy 2.0” upgrade. As much of the work is being conducted in mountainous terrain, Snowy employees and contractors are required to complete a comprehensive 2 day training course that addresses WH&S conditions.