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Forklift Truck Licence

Course Description

**Need your forklift licence for work?**

Our course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.

Forklift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachments that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.

Content Delivery

Our course is completed through a mix of theory and assessment, face to face practical training, and logbook hours. Student attendance will vary depending on experience.

Inexperienced students will attend 1 full days training (log book on a case by case basis)
(Log Book is required by students who have no experience driving a forklift and are deemed not yet competent in this component during the face to face practical training.)

Experienced students will attend day 1 of training and if they are deemed competent in the practical component of driving a forklift. This is assessed by a challenge test. (Log book completion is on a case by case basis).

While we estimate that the average person will need 77 hours to complete this course, it may vary. Below is time break down of this completion:
Approximately 9 hours training.
40+ hours log book practical hours (operating a forklift) (on a case by case basis).

1 day supervised theory instruction, discussions and revision, assessment activities (Written and Practical).
1 day Licencing Assessment (HRWL – High Risk Work Licence).


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to:
Identify hazard and risk control measures and report to relevant person/s in accordance with workplace procedures.
Assess weather and word conditions to determine any impact on forklift truck operations in accordance with manufacturer requirements and safe work procedures.
Monitor loads constantly when lifting, moving, lowering and placing to ensure stability of load and avoidance of hazards in accordance with safe work procedures.
Apply for your High Risk Work Licence.

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Skills obtained

Simulated Work Environment

Benefit from the close and detailed guidance of our trainers in person.


If you know what to look for, you can work smarter, safer and be more productive.

Risk Management

Determine likelihoods and consequences to implement appropriate procedures.

Problem solving

Apply higher-level order thinking skills to promote workplace initiative and resolution.

Unit of Competencies
Unit Code Unit Name
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck.



Course Cost and Duration

*Above cost includes 1 day of training and assessment and first attempt at the HRWL Test (NAI Exam)
HRWL Test (NAI Exam) $200.00 per attempt thereafter

$80.00 per hour for students who require forklift driving experience and do not have a workplace.

Additional Information

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Our Trainers

Stuart Urquhart
Stuart has 30+ years of industry experience, in mining and machinery operation.

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