4wd course in victoria?

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Hi, does anyone know of a couple of good companys that do 4wd courses in Victoria
for beginners. I did do a search before but only found one in vic, the rest were in qld,nsw and wa.
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:24

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:24
Getabout 4wd adventures used to or still do run a course around here in Albury Wodonga whihc may or may not suit. Most 4wd clubs run a course of some sort or you could try contacting the VAFWDC or www.vafwdc.org .au.

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Reply By: mcgra - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:03

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:03
hi Tim

if you are close to melbourne then try the victorian 4 wheel drive association, the do have a web site with the dates of the courses.

Also thin about joining a club as courses tend to give you the basics but you learn loads from members of a club.

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Reply By: Hero - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:16

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:16
Try Murcotts Driving Excellence, www.murcotts.com.au Have done it and it is a great informative day out, they run days all around Melbourne and Vic.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:33

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:33
I thought Murcotts do on-road training not offroad?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 09:40

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They do both on and off road Geoff
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:56

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 08:56
Most of the larger make clubs run their own courses based on the 4wd victoria model.
If you join a club you get the course for free,plus great company,trips organised etc.
You can get the course direct from 4wd victoria but you will have to pay for it.
Club membership gives you the best of both worlds.
There are many clubs who train,but two I am associated with that do ,are The Land rover owners and the Toyota clubs.
I am sure the Nissan club also does this at their property,ring 4wd Victoria for others.
Join a club and support your recreation.
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 14:25

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 14:25
Mate take the advice to join a club. You'll get much better training and usually it's a heap cheaper. Young fella from my office did a course with some non-club mob. They charged about $400 for half day. There were something like 20 students and only 2 instructors. You can imagine how much one on one he got. In our club you get 2 weekends of practical with one on one instruction, plus a few nights of theory for a fraction of what he paid. I imagine most clubs are the same. If it turns out you don't like the club scene you can leave after having done the course. It really is your best option.
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Reply By: Hero - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 16:22

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 16:22
Sure, Join a club, educate yourself as much as you can, but dont just take advice from just any bozo, just becasue he has been in the club for umpteen years doesnt mean he knows all the good habits. Much can be gained from an reputable organisation who devote their entire time to instructing and driving, such as a well respected 4WD training company, - dont just rely on the club alone.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 17:41

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 17:41
Mate the "Bozoz's" in the clubs are fully accredited not always the case outside of the club, and run a very well set out and concise training program.
So don't hang to much $hit on those in the clubs.
My club has it's own very extensive property and provides an excellent full weekend training program by guys who have been running driver awarness programs for more than 20 years and have trained thousands.

And if you are not fully confident with the first weekend then they bring you back for more asistance at no further cost.
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Follow Up By: Tuff60 - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:43

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:43
Follow up for John, just wondering what sort of age group there is in the TLC, is there many 20 somethings??
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 02:00

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 02:00
Tuff60 the Victorian branch of the Toyota Landcrusier club has about 700 members.
Age range from 18 to 80 I guess.
Seems to be a lot of younger couples with families in the 20 to 30 age group.

I have found that age does not seem to be a problem and have traveled with all age groups and mixed very well no hassles at all.

The club also welcomes families so lots of kids around also.
My two kids aged 9 and 14 love the group mix that the club can provide.

Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Tuff60 - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 03:48

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 03:48
John, thanks for the info on the club. Will have to look into joining. Thanks again.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:36

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 19:36
I have done a few courses with Websters 4WD training in Melbourne. They have been excellent and well worth the money
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