Driver education when driving off-road

Some of the most important things you can have when driving your recreational vehicle are the skills necessary to enjoy safe, reliable motoring. Whether you have been driving for quite a while or not for very long, there’s training that can assist you in becoming a better driver.

Through the Australian Recreational Motorists Association (ARMA), you can get access to training which is provided at different levels. Starting with the basics through to the most advanced techniques including recovery, you are sure to be in safe hands doing training with our qualified instructors.

We offer courses that are nationally accredited and cater for all group sizes and levels of experience. We have an affiliation with several industry based Registered Training Organisations who can provide you with Accredited Training which includes:

  • Driving on unsealed roads (this is the introductory level program)
  • Performing complex four-wheel drive operations (this is the advanced four-wheel driving course)
  • Recovering vehicles (this is our recovery course and although it specialises in winching, we do provide training in using other recovery methods)
  • Chainsaw training (this includes the basics of cutting felled timber along with chainsaw maintenance)

Other accredited courses may be offered as the need arises. In 2021 and beyond, ARMA will be providing a calendar of available training in each state.  We do charge a fee for this training to ensure all costs are covered, however we are able to provide this training in an area close to where you are located.

These courses are available in all states of the country. We have accredited trainers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.  An additional cost may be incurred for other states for us to enable one of our trainers to travel.  Other courses, that are not accredited, are offered to clubs and individuals and again run in most states of the country.

We know that having the skills makes you a better driver. Our courses focus on the skills required, but also the skills of defensive driving and environmental awareness. Our aim is to have you go into our many recreational areas with maximum enjoyment and safety whilst at the same time ensuring the environment is well looked after.

From time to time, ARMA will be providing training in other areas for our members.  These will vary from education about environmental areas which will be facilitated by our land manager partners to areas covering our many protected sites around the country.  These education programs will be provided by our First People representatives.  These programs will be offered in a variety of forms including face-to-face workshops as well as informative documents we post in News from time to time.

For further details including pricing, for specific training courses, contact the Australian Recreational Motoring Association using the contact page and provide a description of your needs.