toyota land cruiser 4wd club of australia

About TLCC Training

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Since inception in 1969, the TLCC has sought to promote and teach safe and responsible Four Wheel Driving. The TLCC Education Program teaches many facets of Four Wheel Driving and Camping. Take advantage of what the Club offers, learn the basics or learn a lot, have fun and make new friends all by enjoying the benefits of the Toyota Land Cruiser Club facilities and utilising the skills of our experienced personnel.

Our Driver Training Unit is our primary training team and is responsible for delivering the Club’s Nationally Recognised Training. The Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia is a Registered Training Organisation offering the Unit of Competency SISODRV302A - Drive and Recover a 4WD vehicle, from the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. Successful completion of the TLCC driver training program will be recognised with a “Statement of Attainment”.

From 1 January 2015, all students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is a reference number made up of numbers and letters. Creating a USI is free. It creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere, and it’s yours for life.

Other courses are available for full members to enrol in. These courses are not Nationally Recognised Training and are facilitated by Club Members for Club Members. Navigation and Communication Courses attract a fee to cover the costs of items & handouts used during the courses

You can discuss the content and availability of these courses with the Education Coordinator or the individual course presenters.

The Club also organises a First Aid Course on behalf of Club Members, by an External Training Organisation (eg. St John Ambulance Australia). This course attracts a fee, charged at External Training Organisation rates.

For courses at our Properties most members choose to camp on the Willowglen or Koolandilly Properties but you would need to be self-sufficient for your food and rubbish. Alternatively (and especially in winter), some people choose to stay in local accommodation instead of Willowglen ~ 

  • The Loaded Dog at Tarago is about 15 minutes drive away and is a basic country pub - www.loadeddoghotel.com
  • The Gilmour Inn at Lake Bathurst is about a 20 minutes drive and provides motel-style accommodation. Gilmore Inn Contact Information            

Enrol in a course today and secure your position in an upcoming course.


Training Reviews

Thanks for an amazing weekend. The entire weekend is so well and professionally organised, it is a pleasure to be part of it and watch it evolve over the two days. The training course is a well-oiled machine... to achieve this in a volunteer-run club is not easy, trust me I have seen clubs try and struggle!

Although you were being assessed this weekend, I can tell you that, from a trainee perspective, there was no difference in the professionalism, enthusiasm and delivery from the course in October and this one. So even though you may think you were being more thorough due to the assessment, I thought the October 2016 course was just as thorough!

So well done and a huge 'thank you' from both of us, and your helpers' tremendous efforts, they are very, very much appreciated.

I had such a wonderful time during the weekend.

Credit to you and all the trainers. The whole thing was organised in such a professional way it rival big corporations training program. I can not thank you all enough for the help and instruction and guidance I received. I am sure all the attendees would feel the same.

I look forward to seing you and the trainers in the future activities with the club.

I just wanted to let you know how much fun we had last weekend, it was just fantastic.
I have to compliment you guys on the way the weekend was run, the property and the facilities.
Thank you, looking forward to being a part of the TLCC.

Fantastic club, run by dedicated volunteers. They made us feel so welcome right from the start. The driver training was run professionally and safely. The club has opened up our eyes as well as increased our capabilities as 4WD'ers. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about their 4WD. Well done everyone involved in the club and thank you.

I just wanted to once again thank all the volunteers for the Driving Training on weekend of the 15th & 16th October 2016.  They really went above and beyond and I know everyone who attended was both impressed by the level of knowledge, the quality of the teaching, the organisation and the general feel of the club.  The fact this weekend happened with such a high level of quality from volunteer staff has blown me away.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Simon and all his team for a very professional and enjoyable weekend... it is my intention to throw myself into “club life” with gusto.

The trainers worked so well as a team, no ego's no big noting - just fantastic information from people who have walked in our shoes :) It was a wonderful training experience.

All the team were knowledgeable and helpful. Outstanding as trainers; good communication skills, organised, able to deal with people from different backgrounds and a great sense of humour.

Sharp learning curve – have increased my knowledge immensely. Thank You.

Fantastic. Found it challenging but informative. It was a real thrill to get through the course. The trainers where highly skilled and dedicated and it is a credit to the club that they are so enthusiastic.

The trainers spoke from experience and offered sound advice. To a new comer it was clear and understandable. They were also great at making it enjoyable.

I enjoyed the driving challenge – better than the commercial course. I think it was a good idea to separate the couples for the driving.

I have learned a lot and was able to carry out procedures to the best of my capabilities. In fact my expectations were exceeded and my new competency is very rewarding

Thank you for the top quality basic driver training in September and Modules 1 & 3 last July. It was more comprehensive than I expected and the photos of the driver training last Sunday remind me that I had good reason to be nervous. 

The TLCC training was done so professionally that it is a credit to all the volunteers involved: we are lucky that the TLCC fosters a culture where fine people can do such a fabulous job. Please pass on my thanks and gratitude that you all were so careful to make sure that total beginners like me could cope with what proved to be a very steep but rewarding learning curve. I'm very impressed and the experience makes me even more pleased that I joined TLCC.


Willowglen Challenge 2014

Willowglen Challenge 2014

Some highlights from the Willowglen Challenge.   Video, photos and editing by Ian Moggs


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4WD Training

Thanks for an amazing weekend. The entire weekend is so well and professionally organised, it is a pleasure to be part of it and watch it evolve over the two days. The training course is a well-oiled machine... to achieve this in a volunteer-run club is not easy, trust me I have seen clubs try and struggle!

Although you were being assessed this weekend, I can tell you that, from a trainee perspective, there was no difference in the professionalism, enthusiasm and delivery from the course in October and this one. So even though you may think you were being more thorough due to the assessment, I thought the October 2016 course was just as thorough!

So well done and a huge 'thank you' from both of us, and your helpers' tremendous efforts, they are very, very much appreciated.

I had such a wonderful time during the weekend.

Credit to you and all the trainers. The whole thing was organised in such a professional way it rival big corporations training program. I can not thank you all enough for the help and instruction and guidance I received. I am sure all the attendees would feel the same.

I look forward to seing you and the trainers in the future activities with the club.

I just wanted to let you know how much fun we had last weekend, it was just fantastic.
I have to compliment you guys on the way the weekend was run, the property and the facilities.
Thank you, looking forward to being a part of the TLCC.

Fantastic club, run by dedicated volunteers. They made us feel so welcome right from the start. The driver training was run professionally and safely. The club has opened up our eyes as well as increased our capabilities as 4WD'ers. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about their 4WD. Well done everyone involved in the club and thank you.

I just wanted to once again thank all the volunteers for the Driving Training on weekend of the 15th & 16th October 2016.  They really went above and beyond and I know everyone who attended was both impressed by the level of knowledge, the quality of the teaching, the organisation and the general feel of the club.  The fact this weekend happened with such a high level of quality from volunteer staff has blown me away.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Simon and all his team for a very professional and enjoyable weekend... it is my intention to throw myself into “club life” with gusto.

The trainers worked so well as a team, no ego's no big noting - just fantastic information from people who have walked in our shoes :) It was a wonderful training experience.

All the team were knowledgeable and helpful. Outstanding as trainers; good communication skills, organised, able to deal with people from different backgrounds and a great sense of humour.

Sharp learning curve – have increased my knowledge immensely. Thank You.

Fantastic. Found it challenging but informative. It was a real thrill to get through the course. The trainers where highly skilled and dedicated and it is a credit to the club that they are so enthusiastic.

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