The Forklift Licence Process – How to get your Forklift Licence
If you are looking to obtain your forklift licence, it’s important to know there are two options in Australia:
Class LF – TLILIC0003 – Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck
This qualifies you to operate a forklift truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage with a pair of fork arms or other attachment. This is the most common type of forklift licence.
Class LO – TLILIC0004 – Licence to Operate an Order Picking Forklift Truck
This qualifies you to operate an order picking forklift truck where the operator’s control elevates with the load carriage/lifting media.
To successfully complete a licensing course, an applicant must be assessed as competent by a qualified trainer from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Competence requires evidence of the ability to utilise the components and controls of a forklift to carry out operations without damage to the forklift itself, other vehicles, loads, property or injury to people. It requires the ability to read data plates (load rating plates), calculate the weight of loads, conduct pre-start and shut-down procedures to ensure mechanical reliability, communicate and cooperate with other personnel such as co-workers, general public, prevent spillage of load, demonstrate emergency operating procedures and maintain operating records.
Forklift Licence Assessment
The licence assessment must determine that there is sufficient underpinning of knowledge and practical skill with a forklift for the applicant to take the license and operate in the workplace.
The course is usually two or three days in length, and consists of theory, calculation and practical/performance components.
The trainer from the Registered Training Organisation will spend time teaching and reviewing the course components before the assessments are undertaken.
Successful applicants will gain their Licence to Perform High Risk Work.
In Victoria, we are very proud to be able to arrange forklift licence bookings through our trusted training partner Go Workplace Training, RTO Code 22464.
Courses are held by Go Workplace Training (GWPT) at Hallam, Campbellfield and Williamstown. Students will be enrolled with GWPT, who are responsible for training, assessments & issuing of Statements of Attainment.
Visit our Training and Assessment page for more information!