Monthly Meetings

The club's monthly meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Deakin Football Club. Our COVID-19 Saftey plan can be found under the Information menu.

Guest Speakers

TBA

Ancillary Education Courses

Ancillary Education Courses

Ancillary Education Courses run by skilled and experienced facilitators drawn from the Club’s membership, or professionally delivered by external organisations (sometimes for a fee).  Where the Ancillary courses involve in-vehicle practical driving presentations, consultation with the Chief Instructor is required, and assistance of Driving Instructors may be required.

GPS and Electronic Mapping

The aim of this workshop is to educate students in the use of electronic mapping applications. On the completion of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Understand and interpret map data and map data files,
  • Understand the functions of the OziExplorer app or the Hema Navigator App or the Hema Explorer App,
  • Can plan a route,
  • Successfully implement a route.

Duration of the workshop is two days covering theory and practical exercises.

The workshop content includes instruction, immediate feedback advice and assistance, and the opportunity for personal assessment through practical exercises.  The curriculum and course content will be made available to members undertaking the course, and includes practical assessment processes involving driving a pre-planned route.

Trip Leader

The aim of this workshop is to assist members seeking to lead club trips, to confidently coordinate and run four-wheel driving activities. On completion of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a trip leader,
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of trip participants,
  • The process of preparing a trip for proposal, seeking Committee approval, and advertising the trip to members,
  • Deciding Trip grading,
  • Running the trip and post trip responsibilities
  • Manage recoveries

Duration of the workshop is two days covering theory and practical exercises.

The curriculum and course content including assessment processes will be made available to members undertaking the course.

Camper Trailer Towing

This workshop is designed to ensure participants understand the forces involved in a vehicle towing a trailer and effect on off-road driving techniques, and offers the opportunity to practice off-road towing.  The course covers:

  • Legislation and National Code of Practice
  • Weights and towing capacity, including Aggregate Trailer Mass and Gross Trailer Mass
  • Loading and balancing trailer load
  • Tips for towing in rough terrain
  • Recovery techniques

Duration of the workshop is two days covering theory and practical exercises.

Prerequisites:  Basic Driver Training

The curriculum and course content will be made available to members undertaking the course, and includes practical assessment processes.

Chainsaw Awareness

Students on this workshop will be trained and assessed against the competency standard FPICOT2239A Trim and Cut Felled Trees.

Duration of this workshop is one day.

First Aid

Delivered by external First Aid training providers.

Duration of this training course is one day and students will be responsible for payment to the appropriate party delivering the training.  The course is conducted on demand when there are sufficient attendees for the training organisation.

Membership

The club provides two levels of membership

full member           family member

To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver's licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.

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  • Monaro Offroad Center
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