Forklift Licence

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Forklift Licence | Brisbane & Gold Coast Training Courses

TLILIC2001 – Licence to operate a forklift truck

Get your Forklift License with OHSA.  Train with the Best!  Competent and safe forklift operators are in high demand.  On-site training available.

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely.

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 arms that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.

A person performing this work is required to hold a forklift truck high risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to plan the work, conduct routine checks on a forklift truck, shift loads in a safe manner, and safely shut down and secure equipment after completing operations.

* CSQ Funding available to eligible persons ($225 funding available per student off advertised OHSA course).

Workers required to move materials around a work sites, load trucks, stack and store goods and materials, etc.

This licence provides good employment entry options in a wide range of industries for workers.

Candidates will be trained in the following:

  • Components, controls and features of forklifts and their functions;
  • Operating principles and operating methods;
  • Legislative requirements with regard to licensing;
  • Loadshifting processes and procedures including work platforms;
  • Principles of the safe removal of obstacles and hazards from the workplace;
  • The hazard control measures with elimination, substitution, isolation and engineering control measures being selected before safe work practices and personal protective equipment;
  • Workplace communication procedures;
  • Obtain licenses and permits e.g. if forklift is to be driven on a public road;
  • Demonstrate safe and environmentally responsible workplace practices;
  • Electrical hazards;
  • Load masses.


With successful completion of the training applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for:

TLILIC2001 – Licence to operate a forklift truck

Mandatory assessment

With successful completion of the mandatory assessment applicants will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Unit of Competency:

TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck

Licence Application

Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from OHSA. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Worksafe QLD website.  This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $92.50 and payable at the time of your application.

Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • All current High Risk Work Licences
  • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.
  • OHSA will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.


Training Facilities

The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.

The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.

Forklift Licence Training Course








3 days
8am - 4pm


Gold Coast




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