Course Details

Licence to operate a forklift truck



This course covers the requirements to operate a forklift truck‚ 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 is defined as 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.

Please note for this course a WorkSafe licence fee applies. This fee is collected by WorkSafe to issue your High Risk Work Licence (LF Class). The application form is completed on the day and CERT submits this directly to WorkSafe on your behalf – meaning you just have to complete the course and then wait for your permit to arrive in the mail.



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)
  • TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck
High Risk Work Licence
  • High Risk Work Licence from WorkSafe WA


The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Plan for work
  • Hazard identification, risk controls and appropriate PPE
  • Visual inspections and pre-start checks
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Recording and reporting of defects, issues and damages
  • Forklift operations
  • Load movement and weight
  • Shutdown and secure forklift procedures

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course. This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:
  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures and manufacturer's instructions
  • Communicate identified hazards and necessary instructions
  • Calculations for selecting appropriate forklift in accordance with load and workplace conditions
  • Calculations for load weight assessment‚ to ensure compliance with forklift truck data plate specifications
* Participants must be 18 years or older


Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical demonstration

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated via a face to face workshop
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  • 1 day Bunbury - $350 (experienced operator)
  • 2 days Bunbury - $400 (inexperienced operator)
  • 2 days Port Hedland - POA (inexperienced operator)
  • 1 day Welshpool- $305 (experienced operator)
  • 2 days Welshpool - $399 (inexperienced operator)
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  • ** Please note :
  • price listed may vary depending on the location of training
  • Bunbury prices are inclusive of Worksafe fees



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