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.




Upon successful completion of this course a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued.



The following units are covered within this course:

  • TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

Entry Requirements


* Participants must be 18 years or older

High Risk Work Licence from WorkSafe WA
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.

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N)


Participants undergo an assessment prior to commencement of training which assists us to identify any learning support which may be required. This course requires participants to have language, literacy and numeracy skill levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies, procedures and information
  • Understand basic spoken English
  • Communicate basic safety-related information



  • Theory assessments
  • Practical demonstrations under assessment conditions

Delivery Method


This course will be delivered face-to-face at CERT WA Bellevue campus.