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Forklift Training

TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a Forklift truck

This course aims to provide participants with hands on practical skills and knowledge in the safe and efficient operation of counter-balance forklifts. These skills are applied through discussion, questioning, role-plays and practical application for the industry specific unit. Training delivery combines face-to-face Trainer led theory classes and practical sessions.


Must be over 18 years of age. To achieve competency in the Forklift National High Risk Work Licence Assessment, candidates will require the ability to read; correctly interpret signage; speak clearly and unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms as is an understanding of basic mathematics and calculations.
Pre - enrolment skills checks are used by Loadwise Australia if doubt arises for students that may have language, literacy and numeracy issues. To enquire for skills check call (02) 5105 6122 or conduct the Loadwise Australia LLN skills check accessed on www.loadwise.com.au
To be issued a HRW licence in the ACT you must be a resident in the ACT or can satisfy the Regulator that circumstances exist that justifies a residential waiver for issuing a HRW licence. For more information on this requirement please phone 02 6207 8096.


Statement of Attainment issued displaying Nationally recognized Unit of competency listed below:

TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift.

Successful applicants are required to lodge an application for a High Risk Work Licence in person with Access Canberra within 60 days of issue date of SOA. Once the application form has been processed the nationally recognised licence to perform high risk work for forklift (LF) is issued. Licence is valid for 5 years. The course also provides students a pathway that can lead onto further qualification in Transport and Logistics (TLI).


Scheduled courses are carried out on site at Loadwise Australia’s training facility Address;

U3, 18-20 Maryborough st,
ACT. 2609.

Courses can be carried out onsite at workplaces (in the ACT jurisdiction) however a pre-site visit must be arranged to assess suitability for training and assessment.


3 days intensive.

Note: Longer training periods may be required depending on each Students ability to display competency. The Trainer will liaise with both Students and Employers regarding their individual training requirements prior to course enrolment and as the course progresses. MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS PER COURSE 6 persons.


$940.00 per person (GST Exempt for accredited training).

Note: Course cost does not cover the application fee for a High Risk Work licence. This will be charged at the Access Canberra service centre.

Funding: A worker may be eligible for course funding if he/she works for a company or organisation that is substantially (at least 80%) engaged in carrying out work described in the Schedule of Work in the Act (Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Act 1999), within the ACT; Contact the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority on 02 6262 5630 for more information.


Upon completion of training all students are then required to undertake the National HRWL Forklift assessment. This assessment is made up of three elements which includes theory, calculations and practical:

  • The theory exam is a closed book test and no outside assistance is permitted. Reasonable adjustment can be applied by allowing students to request an oral assessment if language or literacy barriers exist. Trainers must be notified of this request prior to course commencement.
  • The calculations must be completed in writing – Oral testing is not permitted. No outside assistance is permitted.
  • Practical assessment involves students demonstrating risk management, pre-inspections, completing specific load shifting tasks (using a compliant forklift) and post operational inspections.

Skills we teach

  • Applicable legislations
  • Forklift types and uses
  • Load charts
  • Load types and characteristics
  • Lifting attachment types and uses
  • Be able to plan work and manage risks
  • Pre and post start checks
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Forklift stability
  • Shift and manoeuvre a variety of loads
  • Shutdown procedures and associated paperwork
female forklift driver
Can be accessed from Loadwise Australia Website www.loadwise.com.au
Forklift Training requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Loadwise Australia is unable to provide you with your Statement of Attainment until you have provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility. https://www.usi.gov.au/

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