Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck


Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.

Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a HRWL licence to operate this plant. 

Students will be issued a Statement of Attainment within 21 days after completing all Safework and WRCC training and assessment activities.

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.

The unit of competence will see the student complete theory work and also participate in practical tasks operating the forklift in a work situation. The student will 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


Course Delivery
The course will see the candidate attend the College for three days.

Day one and Two will be theory and practical based. Day 3 will be the Safework High Risk Licence assessment.

Please note the student will need to successfully complete Day one and Two to be allowed too progress through to the Safework Assessment.

Training will be completed by mixed mode delivery. This will include a combination of Classroom based Learning along with practical tasks completed at an alternative location that has the provision of Pallet racking and various Dynamic and Non Dynamic loads. Practical tasks will be undertaken over the 3 days of training and assessment at the College. You will be asked to inspect the Forklift and the worksite, then plan and carryout tasks as outlined in the training practical tasks.

These activities will run in various weather temperature fluctuations. Please ensure that you wear appropriate clothing including enclosed footwear.

Licencing and Regulations
Upon successful completion of two days of training with the RTO, the student will then undertake the mandated National Assessment Instrument (NAI) to obtain a High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit. The High Risk work licence test is completed on the third day of the course. This assessment is conducted by a Safework accredited assessor.

Entry Requirements
Participant must be 18years and over to undertake the Safework assessment Course Requirements.

The participant will be required to supply evidence of identity (EOI) equal to 100 points on day 1 of training and on the assessment day ( day 3). EOI includes either a passport or birth certificate plus a photo I.D document e.g. driver's licence. All evidence of identity must be originals not copies.

WRCC can be contacted during office hours for further clarification. Griffith 69645334, Leeton 69533777.

Please note: there are specific language, literacy and numeracy requirements of some of the units in this course. In order to be deemed competent, participants must be able to:

• read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to the operation of a forklift
• speak clearly and unambiguously in English
• explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports.
Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between temperatures, voltages or masses and interpret compliance plates.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy assessment and declaration regarding your level of English along with Literacy, and numeracy.

If you have enrolled online a WRCC staff member will contact you to discuss this. If the student identifies as requiring assistance the college has a student support officer that can offer assistance prior to the course commencement to assist with your understanding.

Failure to complete the declaration prior to the course and answering all questions honestly may result in the course not going ahead.  Also, their enrolment fee will be forfeited and they will need to commence the enrolment process again.

If the College deems the applicant as have skill levels below what are required to complete the course, WRCC will provide guidance on what support service are available.

Student Fee


Course structure

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 24 - 26 October 2022 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Leeton 3 $770.00
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 9 - 11 November 2022 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Leeton 7 $770.00
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 23 - 25 November 2022 08:00 am – 04:00 pm WRCC Griffith 2 $770.00
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 28 - 30 November 2022 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Leeton 7 $770.00
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 7 - 9 December 2022 08:00 am – 04:00 pm WRCC Griffith 7 $770.00
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck TLILIC0003 12 - 14 December 2022 08:30 am – 04:30 pm WRCC Leeton 7 $770.00

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