Ask a question

Course is for me
Course is for a family member
Course is for an employee

Safe Towing Course - 1 Day

(Drive and Manoeuvre Trailers - AURTGA001)

"Invaluable knowledge and an insight into the 'real' skills required when towing / manoeuvering a trailer or caravan.
"

Alan,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, August 2017

"I had never even towed a trailer before today. I can now manoeuvre a 21 foot van and feel comfortable with evasive and emergency braking."

Sally,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, June 2016

ONE PERSON PRICE (ONE CARAVAN): $385*
TWO PERSON PRICE (ONE CARAVAN): $485*

One-day accredited course (AURTGA001) A Statement of Attainment will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Our training complex at Gympie is a purpose-built facility which provides the safest possible practice circuits. Our course helps participants to gain an insight into their vehicle and its peculiarities, their own capabilities and how to improve them, and how to predict problems and avoid them. Your caravan / towing driving skills are enhanced as is your appreciation of the road and traffic environment.

Course Topics

Foundation techniques
Vision enhancement and steering
Vehicle dynamics (slalom)
Kinetic energy demonstration (stopping distances)
Emergency braking (straight-line) – dry and wet
Hook up and safety chains
Trailer plug and lights inspection
Load distribution
Braking system check, correct brake adjustment and application
Towing dynamics (slalom)
Emergency braking - taking evasive action
Reversing development – mirror use reversing aids, guiding
Road circuit (cut in, length and width)
Adverse conditions, sway management and control
Safe low risk driving strategies

For more in-depth study of the above topics, please consider our 2 Day Safe Towing Course.

What to bring

  • Your caravan or trailer
  • Driver's licence
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Sensible shoes

Important Details

  • Bookings are essential
  • Course starts at 8:30am (please arrive by 8:15am / finishes 5:00pm)
  • Chilled drinking water and tea and coffee available
  • All Roadcraft courses have a Lay-By system
  • Course must be paid for in full before course can be attended
  • EFTPOS and Credit Card facilities available
  • A Statement of Attainment will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

  Download Course Overview (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

AThe 2 day course gives much more practical time and is great for beginners or those with limited towing experience. The 1 day is a great refresher for those that might just need to update some skills.

Q What is the difference between a 1 day Safe Towing Course and a 2 day course?

A The 2 day course gives much more practical time and is great for beginners or those with limited towing experience. The 1 day is a great refresher for those that might just need to update some skills.

Ask Another Question

Share This

back to top