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Mine Site Driver Training

Performance Driving Australia have been delivering advanced, defensive and four wheel drive training on mine sites in Australia for over 20 years.

Mine site driver training programs are designed for each client and delivered either on site or at one of our venues. We work closely with your team to create safer drivers. Getting everyone home safely at the end of every shift is our key objective.

Mine site driver training programs include compliance with industry recognised standards and procedures.

Practical training covers a wide range of skills including safe operation in a range of environments and emergency vehicle control on unsealed roads and four wheel drive skills including safe recovery.

Drivers operating on loose/gravel roads should be provided with training. Our programs can include 1:1 coaching, group sessions covering braking and other manoeuvres and more.

Programs can incorporate nationally recognised units including – (Provided by RTO Competency and Compliance #41060).

RIIVEH201 – Operate Light Vehicle

RIIVEH305 – Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

PMASUP236 – Operate Vehicles in the Field

Performance Driving Australia has worked with many mining companies over the years including –

  • BHP Australia
  • Rio Tinto Australia
  • McConnell Dowell
  • John Holland Group
  • Williams Adams (CAT)
  • NACAP Australia
  • Mobil Exxon Australia
  • Alinta Energy
  • Alcoa
  • Fortescue Metal Group
  • GHD
  • Northparkes Mines
  • NSW Department of Primary Industry
  • New Hope Coal Ausralia
  • Mineral Resources Tasmania
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania
  • Sandvik
  • Roche Products


4WD Training with PDA
4WD Training with PDA

Mine Site 4WD training programs are relevant, informative and designed to get your team home safely at the end of every shift.

Training is valuable for drivers of all experience levels.

Experienced drivers will benefit from effective training that reinforces existing skills while adding new knowledge on vehicle systems. In experienced drivers will learn the correct way to operate a vehicle both on and off road.

At completion of the program drivers should understand the risks associated with driving in these extreme environments and be able to operate a 4WD safely.

Drivers benefit from a mixture of theory presentation that is delivered in a relaxed environment and practical driving exercises covering all the different aspects of operating a 4WD on a mine site. Programs can be delivered on-site or at one of our many locations located around Australia.

Courses are delivered over 1 or 2 days – and typically for groups of 6-20 drivers.


Allowing every driver to experience a range of scenarios in a safe and controlled environment is the key to effective training.

More time behind the wheel is the most effective way to learn new driving skills.


If you are looking for a training provider that has a team of professional, friendly and experienced trainers who understand mining drop us a message or give us a call today. We look forward to assisting you.


Check out our resource library for information and documents relating to workplace road safety – great for tool box meetings!