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Training Courses

MJOC DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM

Driver Training and Trip Participation

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants on club trips the club requires all drivers to be at a minimum training and skill standard on all 4×4 trips. Except for our Easy rated trips we require each member to have completed the MJOC Basic Driver Training which includes an induction into how the club operates trips, convoys and procedures as well as club rules.

Our MJOC Basic Driver Training is Jeep specific and includes driver skills, correct vehicle recovery process, communications, and vehicle control. Members can also attend in another make and partners are also encouraged to participate. Any driver of your vehicle must have completed approved 4×4 training prior to driving in 4×4 terrain on a club trip.

MJOC Training Courses

Basic Driver Training

Mandatory for new members and includes evening theory and full day practical. If you have completed a similar training course elsewhere you will need to supply documentary proof to the club. We encourage all new members to do this course to see how MJOC run trips and recovery etc.

Even experienced drivers will benefit from our course. This course includes an induction into club policies and procedures as well as 4×4 driving skills, vehicle recovery and a focus on the Jeep 4×4 systems.

Advanced Driver Training

Basic Training Course is a pre-requisite for this course. Includes advanced skills and winching. The course includes evening theory and 2 day practical exercise and weekend camp-out in the bush.

Trip Leader Training

The club encourages any member who is adequately experienced and skilled to consider becoming a trained Trip Leader. To become a MJOC Trip Leader you can be recommended by another member or contact the Operations or DTU officers to discuss your suitability. You will also need to have completed the MJOC Advanced Driver Training course.
The course includes evening theory and 2 day practical exercise and weekend camp-out in the bush.

Vehicle Requirements

To attend Basic Driver Training your vehicle is required to have a dual range (hi & Low range) 4×4 system and be 4×4 terrain capable. 

You do not need to have a modified vehicle, in fact you will learn more driving skills and have a better training experience if your vehicle is stock standard. Vehicles must be in a trail-worthy condition (good tyres, brakes etc.) and be well maintained.

All vehicles attending training or trips must have both front and rear recovery points. Not all 4×4 vehicles are equipped with suitable recovery hooks from the factory but most Jeeps do. If you are not sure, talk to our Driver Training team who can check that your vehicle is suitably equipped.

IMPORTANT – 2011 to current WK2 Grand Cherokee vehicles must have a front recovery hook fitted – they are not fitted to this model from the factory. Vehicles with screw in hooks (tie downs) are not suitable for recovery. Check out our article on this issue here.

Participants must be current financial members to attend any training course.