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Licence to operate a forklift truck


Nationally Recognised TrainingThis nationally recognised training program is assessed by an Assessor approved by the appropriate State or Territory regulator, e.g. WorkCover or WorkSafe.

Forklifts that are powered industrial trucks, equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage, require operators to hold a current ‘National Licence to Perform High Risk Work’ (LF Class). This HRW Licence covers all forklift types and sizes.

Assessment is via a ‘National Assessment Instrument’ that has been approved for licensing purposes by the appropriate State / Territory regulators.

Course code:

  • TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck

Who should attend the course?

This nationally accredited course is designed for individuals requiring a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (LF Class), typically working in the following industries:

  • Warehousing
  • Civil construction
  • Logistics
  • Transport


  1. Minimum 18 years of age, AND
  2. Holder of 100 points of ID, AND
  3. Must be able to speak and understand an adequate level of English, as language assistance is not permitted during the assessment

Mode of delivery:

  • Face to face training

Learning outcomes:

  • How to correctly communicate and work safely with others
  • Identify hazards associated with forklift truck operation and implement hazard controls
  • Conduct pre-start up operational checks
  • Shutting down and securing the forklift truck
  • Operate the forklift truck
  • Move loads safely including: driving, manoeuvring, picking up and placing loads of various stack heights, and
  • Driving the forklift truck with load forward and in reverse, maintaining visibility


Assessment is in three (3) parts:

  1. Knowledge Assessment
  2. Calculations Assessment
  3. Performance Assessment

Course duration:

  • 2 days training plus 1 day assessment


  • Course is conducted at your workplace or at a negotiated location
  • This course is nationally accredited.

Students competently completing the course will be issued with the following:

  1. Statement of Attainment in TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck
  2. A document allowing you to operate a forklift during the interim (max 60 days) prior to obtaining your ‘National Licence to Perform High Risk Work’ (LF Class).

During this interim 60 day period, you will be required to make an application at Australia Post for your ‘High Risk Work’ (LF class) licence. A license fee will be payable at the time of application.

High risk work licences are recognised in all Australian States and Territories


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