Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT (the Association), as a member of the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council, has agreed to implement the track classification system developed by Four Wheel Drive Victoria. Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT hopes to emulate the success of the Victorian implementation and has licensed the program for use in NSW and the ACT.In Victoria this program has led to increased tourism in Parks Victoria managed lands and a reduction in the number of rescues of stranded vehicles by Parks Victoria staff. It has also created a strong working relationship between Parks Victoria and 4WD Victoria to the benefit of both organisations.
The Objectives of the program are:
There are a number of criteria on which the classification is based:
The Track Assessment course complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for delivery of training across Australia. As a Registered Training Organisation ( RTO) Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT has the credentials and capacity to deliver this training. The course has been developed for volunteer and land manager staff and the classification assessment package provides a specific standard rather than individual subjective judgement and ability.Benefits of the implementation of Track Classification include:
The Association commenced implementation of the program by conducting two training sessions for NSW & ACT Association member clubs and local land managers.