Towing a trailer, caravan, boat or horse float can be a daunting and difficult task for the inexperienced individual.

At METEC we will provide you with practical training and information to help you keep everything in check when on the road, reversing into a specified area, braking, and everything in-between. Whether you are towing for the first time or upgrading to a larger van, we'll help keep you safe on the road.


Course Options

1.
PRACTICAL TOW ONLY COURSE

Our Practical Tow Only course is an ideal refresher for people with some prior towing experience or for employees who are required to tow a trailer for work purposes. For less than half the cost of a usual Insurance policy excess, you’ll leave here feeling more confident and in control.

This 3-hour course is conducted on our private METEC track at 112 Colchester Road, Bayswater North.

Participants are required to bring their own insured, towing vehicle.

A hire caravan is available at an additional cost of $110.00 if you are unable to bring your own van/trailer.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Welcome and introduction.
  • Demonstration of correct coupling including selection and application of accessories.
  • Predominantly practical training in reversing and parking techniques.
  • Development of practical techniques including hazard awareness to ensure safe handling of a tow vehicle.
  • Hill starts demonstrating braking to avoid rollback.
  • Use of electric brake controller.

2.
CERTIFIED TOWING COURSE

Our METEC Certified Towing course, in partnership with Tow-Ed, is an ideal course for beginners. This course is designed to teach practical towing skills plus legal and safety requirements when towing a caravan.

This full day course is conducted at our private METEC facility at 112 Colchester Road, Bayswater North.

Participants are required to bring their own insured, towing vehicle and caravan. A hire caravan is available at an additional cost of $110.00 if you are unable to bring your own van.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Welcome and introduction.
  • Legal and safety checks.
  • Correct connection / disconnection procedures.
  • Monitored forward towing and straight reversing.
  • Circle reverse, reverse angle parking.
  • Brake set up, brake controller adjustment, manual override.
  • Instructor accompanied drive on public roads.
  • Question time, completion of paperwork.
  • As this is a Fully Certified course, Tow-Ed will issue an Accreditation Certificate (by mail) upon successful completion.

Course Times:

  • 8.30AM – 4.30PM
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We are located at
112 Colchester Rd Bayswater North
Vic 3153

We're at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, within easy reach of schools in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Just under 15 minutes from Canterbury Rd exit, Eastlink.

Your Expert, Experienced Driving and Towing Instruction Centre In Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs for over 40 Years