We provide the best 4x4 off-road
and security driving courses
available on the market today!

  • We teach collision / incident avoidance through awareness and planning.
  • Our techniques are easy to learn, retain and apply.
  • We only teach what works.

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About Our Training

Our proven-effective 4wd training programmes are highly applicable to anyone who needs to correctly /safely handle the conditions and risks.

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Training Instructors

The OnCourse team are highly skilled professionals who incorporate their years of knowledge and experience into every aspect of each student's training.

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Training Methods

By reinforcing the importance of the proactive mindset, our 4wd /security driver training stresses avoidance through awareness and planning.

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Driver Training Facility

The 4wd facility has been designed to mirror hazards /obstacles in a compendious method, optimising practice time and ensuring effective confidence building.

Mick Farmer's Blog (latest updates)

Nasty HF Antenna Fitting (October, 2014)
First, the mounting has destroyed the approach angle and increases the chance of damaging the antenna.  Why do organisations insist on putting the HF radio antenna on the front? Second, the antenna mounting has affected the winch capacity and the bull-bar hides the winch drum.  Therefore, there is no way to monitor what’s going on […]
Free Wheeling Hubs – Lock or Auto Type (October, 2014)
Usually found on Nissan Patrols. This type of front hub gives you the option of LOCK or having it in AUTO. Key Points. If run in AUTO, the hubs run free. To engage, you have to STOP, engage 4wd in the transfer box and as you drive off they go into the lock position. Once […]
What’s This Button Do? (October, 2014)
Electronic FW “Hub Lock” Button. Some Landcruisers come with electronic free wheeling hubs. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. They have got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen on a 4wd vehicle. Inside the hub, where you get ingress of muddy water, is a small electric motor that […]
Taking Care of Your Tyres (September, 2014)
Take care of your tyres and they will take care of you. Example of ‘Good’   A Few Main Points to Check and Consider (not in order of importance) Tyre Pressure No need to go into this in depth as I have already covered the importance of checking pressures in previous articles. Valve Dust Caps […]
OnCourse Promo Video (August, 2014)
Here is the new OnCourse Promo video.
OnCourse Training Site – Then and Now (August, 2014)
Not only has the site grown, but the technology used to capture the photos has changed.  In 2003, we chartered a plane for the aerial shots and a 800 kb photo size was considered pretty good.  In 2014, Skyworks Africa captured videos and photos using a drone and 7 mb is a pretty decent photo […]

Web Updates (older)

OnCourse Training Facility Upgrade (July 2009)
We recently went through some major maintenance to our High Range training track and skills area.
More than Just Rubber (Jan 2007)
I was inspired to revisit this subject by a "late night" conversation with friends who had just fitted cross ply tyres to their vehicles without realising it.
Observations on Fleet Operation in Harsh and Hostile Environments (November 2009)
By the nature of their work humanitarian agencies are more than likely to be working in insecure and remote areas with limited resources to safely operate their fleets. However, in my experience, the majority of these agencies do not put into place correct systems and procedures for maintenance and safe operation of their vehicles to counter this.
Photos from Chimp Challenge 2009 (April 2010)
A few photos from the 2009 Chimp Challenge.