The 4WD Glovebox Guide is a field reference for 4WD owners and drivers.
The Glovebox Guide covers all the most frequently used offroad driving techniques. It is written as a reference for to be used in the field, complementing the 4WD Handbook which has more detailed explanations.
Several driver training organisations use The 4WD Glovebox Guide as a reference and student handout, a purpose for which it has been specifically designed. Some clubs have designed courses around its content.
“In relation to feedback about the Glovebox Guide [suggestion for improvement]. I have none. It is brilliant. And that is also the feedback that I get from anyone that I give a copy to.” – Kris Bullen, 4WD trainer
Table of contents
National competency mapping
The 4WD Glovebox Guide is designed to cover the key components – and much more beyond – of Australia’s National Competencies for offroad driving which are listed below:
|SISODRV302A||Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle|
|FPICOT3259||Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads|
|RIIVEH305A||Operate and maintain a 4X4 vehicle (resources)|
|FPICOT2234B||Operate a 4X4 vehicle (forestry)|
|TLIC2025||Operate a 4X4 vehicle (transport)|
|PMASUP236B||Operate vehicles in the field (chemicals)|
|SISODRV404A||Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain|
|SISODRV405A||Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles|
|SISODRV201A||Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads|
|SITTTOP003B||Operate and maintain a 4WD tour vehicle|
Note: Merely reading this book alone does not qualify you for a competency, and the quiz is a check of understanding not a qualification.
You must still take an approved training course and be assessed as competent by a qualifier assessor. This book can help by providing a checklist of elements you must understand or know before your assessment. Competencies change, so you must check that your study covers all the required topics.
If you do not require a Competency for your work, then my advise is not to bother as a good recreational 4X4 course will have a better breadth and depth of content. The Competencies need some work to be relevant and useful.