Short Courses

Fork Lift Licence

Our Fork Lift Licence Training Course is designed for participants who are required to have a licence to operate a fork lift truck for employment or part of their own business operations

Course Code: SAH039

Forklift trucks are used to shift loads in many workplaces including shops, warehouses, wineries, farms and many other workplace sites. This course provides basic training in the safe operation of a forklift truck and prepares participants to undertake the Worksafe Forklift Truck Licence assessment. The course is suitable for those with no or limited previous experience as well as more experienced operators who require the licence.


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1 week
Total Hours: 30

Course Outline

  • Planning work to control risk
  • Selection of suitable forklift truck for a load shifting operation
  • Routine checks for start-up
  • Safe shifting of the load
  • Shut down and securing of the machine.

Course Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion you will be issued with a Licence to Perform High Risk Work card issued by WorkSafe Victoria (LF – Class).
  • Licence application fee: $60.00 per notice of assessment. Payable to Victoria WorkCover Authority or Australia Post.

Recognising Organisations

National, WorkSafe Victoria

Suitable For

  • The course is suitable for those with no or limited previous experience as well as more experience operators who require the licence.

Assessment Methods

A formal assessment for the unit TLILIC2001 includes completion workbook activities, observation of forklift practical skills and a demonstration of safe forklift operation. Participants who successfully complete these assessments are able to sit the WorkSafe Licence theory and practical tests.


Pen and paper, wear clothing suitable for driving a forklift in a workplace environment. Long work pants and long sleeved work shirt. No loose, flowing, clothing, scarves or other accessories that can present a hazard while operating and forklift. Sturdy work boots. You can bring your own high visibility vest although these will be available during the classes.


Participants must be over 18 years old. Proof of age (Photo ID) and proof of citizenship/residency will be required for the assessment and licence application. WORKSAFE REQUIREMENTS: are that participants can only undertake the assessment in English and NO interpreters to be in attendance. All participants are to have a good understanding of written and verbal English

Pathways to further study

Fork Lift Refresher Training is also available

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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