Craig Pankhurst bought Central Australian Driving School (CADS) in 2005 with his wife Penny.

Craig has been training and assessing for the last twelve years. Craig has experience in 'C' Class Licensing, Heavy Vehicle training ranging from Light Rigid through to Multi-Combination trucks, machinery such as Forklift, Excavator and Skid Steer (Bobcat). With 20 years experience in four wheel driving, Craig is our most experienced 4WD trainer.

When asked the question; Why have you become a trainer? Craig responded: "I wanted to give back to my community."

Reviews 5 Star Rating


With my career, I need to go out bush often. I completed the Nationally Recognised 4WD Course with CADS, and will be recommending them to anyone looking to do this course. The theory was easy to understand and the trainer had great inter-personal skills which was great as the class had a range of experience 4WD-ing. The practical components were fun and eye opening, I have a greater understand as to what exactly a 4WD vehicle can do.


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