Operate Vehicles in the Field



In a typical scenario an operations technician patrols areas of pipeline or follows pipelines across a variety of terrains looking for problems which require maintenance or reporting, or drives to remote facilities. During the course of their work they must check the vehicle for mechanical soundness before leaving base, ensure it is securely and adequately packed, make certain their communications equipment and contact schedule are in order and generally be prepared for long periods off-road.

Generally the operations technician would be part of a team during field trips, though they may be required to undertake limited trips. At all times they would be liaising and cooperating with their base station.

Operators must have the appropriate class of driver's licence before taking charge of the vehicle.

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This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate vehicles and related equipment to patrol pipelines or otherwise drive across a variety of terrains.

Entry Requirements

Participants may provide their own registered and road worthy 4WD vehicle, or contact us to book a Baseline vehicle.

All candidates must be 18 years and possess a current open driver’s licence. Participants must also possess basic literacy and numeracy skills to:

  • Interpret manuals and maps
  • Communicate journey details and progress
  • Report faults / damage
  • Interpret road condition and speed signs
  • Interpret search and rescue procedures
  • $470.00 per candidate, or please contact us for group rates

PPE Requirements - Enclosed footwear, long pants, and a sleeved shirt are required at Baseline Training courses

  • Pre-Requisite Unit - There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this program
  • Fitness Requirement - Training and assessment involves moderate to high physical activity. Candidates are required to be able to freely walk, bend and twist, perform safe lifting techniques and be familiar with typical workplace risk and safety protocols
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Candidates must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Entry Requirements - Candidates must be 18 years and possess a current open driver’s licence
  • Entry Requirements - Participants may provide their own registered and road worthy 4WD Vehicle, or contact us to book a Baseline vehicle
The assessments for this program have been designed to assess a candidate’s competence in accordance with the relevant endorsed Training Packages, applicable Legislation & Australian Standards and the proprietary requirements of the organisation or workplace. The assessments will consist of both written and practical components.
  • Day programClassroom based or onsite workplace training
  • Delivery consists of face to face and practical simulations

All current Baseline Training related policies including Course Cancellation and Refund Policy can be located within the Learner Handbook located on the Baseline Training website.  
  • Upon successful completion of this course, each candidate will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit:
  • PMASUP236 Operate Vehicles in the Field
  • Driver responsibility
  • Company requirements
  • Driving hazards
  • Vehicle requirements
  • Pre/post vehicle inspections
  • Preparing and securing loads
  • Journey management
  • Use of a 4WD vehicle
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Driver fatigue
  • Search & rescue
  • Emergency response & crash scene management
  • Vehicle recovery
  • Apply vehicle recovery techniques
  • Apply basic maintenance procedures
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