Certificate III in Warehousing Operations

Forklift Licence (Short Course)

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Forklift Licence short course covers the theory and practical operation of forklift trucks and provides the key information on forklift operating safety and regulations. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a Licence to Perform High Risk Work card issued by WorkSafe Victoria (LF - Class) and a completed unit of competency TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck.

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Expand your transport and warehousing career options

Work with forklifts in warehousing, freight and transport with this nationally recognised qualification.

Get moving in the transport industry

This training program can provide credits towards Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Warehousing Operations.

Course details

Epping Campus
Monday – Friday

Please note: Melbourne Polytechnic provides training and assessment only. An interim certificate will be issued after the course and is only valid for 60 days. The actual forklift licence will be issued by WorkSafe Victoria on application during this time. Please contact the Primary Industries department for the latest information.

Licence application fee: $60 per notice of assessment, payable to the Victorian WorkCover Authority or Australia Post.

You must be over 18 years old to be assessed. Proof of age (Photo ID) and proof of citizenship/residency will be required for the assessment and licence application forms.

Local Students






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03 9269 8400


Full-time: 5 days
Continuous enrolments are available to local students throughout the year. Please see the dates above for more information.


Find out more on fees and charges

Entrance Requirements

Students must be over 18 years old to be assessed for a licence. Two passport photos will be required for the assessment and licence application forms. You will need to provide proof of citizenship/residency and proof of age (including Photo ID). There are no formal entrance requirements. However, applicants are required to have a basic knowledge of English.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including: practical skills test and theoretical examination.


Basic safety equipment - suitable clothing and safety work boots/shoes. Please bring your own writing materials. Notes and course materials will be provided after enrolment. Amenities and materials fees apply. Licence application fee: $60 per notice of assessment, payable to the Victorian WorkCover Authority or Australia Post.

Pathways to further study

Certificate courses in transport and distribution. Completion of this unit of study will gain you credits towards attaining the Certificate III in Warehousing Operations.

Career Pathways

Opportunities exist for both full-time and part-time licensed operators in the warehousing, transport and manufacturing industries and with state and Commonwealth government instrumentalities.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.