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


I have participated in the 4WD course with Craig Pankhurst. Training was in a group. I was fearful of 4WD - but by the end, I felt very confident in the skills Craig taught me. So much so I went back the following year and did the course again. A very worth while course that builds confidence and self awareness when traveling off road.


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