Forklift Licence TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck

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Forklift Licence | Brisbane & Gold Coast Training Courses

Undertaking and successfully completing this course will provide students with the unit of competency:

  • TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck

A person operating a forklift truck is required to hold a forklift truck high risk work (HRW) licence. Often, workers required to move materials around a work sites, load trucks, stack and store goods and materials, etc. will be required to operate a forklift. A forklift licence provides good employment entry options in a wide range of industries for workers.

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely. This course 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.

A 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.

This course is available at our training centres in Brisbane & Gold Coast however we are also able to deliver training on-site at your workplace. 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 students to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

We also able to conduct on-site training at your workplace, however, prior to any agreement to deliver the training, OHSA will determine whether the client has the required resources for the training and assessment in accordance with our required resources list.

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.

The following are some of the topics covered as part of this course:

  • Components, controls and features of forklifts and their functions;
  • Operating principles and operating methods;
  • Legislative requirements with regard to licensing;
  • Load shifting 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.

Any High Risk Work Licence assessment can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over, however students can undertake training if they are 17. Applicants will also require a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language.

Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn by all students undertaking this course. 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.

OHSA will provide the general training equipment as well as notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

Where applicable, logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision will be provided. Students must also bring with them Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport

Upon successfully completing this course, 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 ($94.70 as of 1 January 2019) is 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.


For further information on this course call us on 1300 OHSA 00 (1300 647 200).

Forklift Licence Training Course








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