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Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

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

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.


Duration: Initial 1-day face-to-face training, 40 workplace-based logged hours, Assessor workplace visit for Challenge test (Variable timeframe), 1 day for final assessment. This course can take up to 3 months to complete due to the timeframe around accumulation of required logged hours.


Course Cost: $861.00 per participant. 

Outcome: On successful completion of all training and assessment requirements, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck. Participants must then undertake a high-risk licence application process to gain their HRW Licence from WHSQ (Cost additional to initial training cost). For more information regarding this process please visit the Work Safe Qld website.


  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age

  • All participants are required to provide identification for sighting, and copying as necessary, preferably with a photo (e.g. driver's licence, firearms licence, passport).

  • You must also bring your Unique Student Identifier (USI). We are unable to generate your certification without this. If you do not have a USI, please create one at

  • Current employment in transport and logistics or civil construction industries, or within a workplace with access to a forklift for work purposes, to accumulate required logged hours.


Learning Support: If you feel as though you will need some additional learning support to complete this course, please provide details when making your booking. 


Locations & Dates:

Please view our Training Calendar for scheduled courses. If you require alternative dates or locations, or workplace training, please call our office on 07 4652 5600 or email and we will make all efforts to meet your needs. 

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