Forklift Licence Course: Our two-day courses operate from both Burnie and Prospect facilities on weekdays. We take expression of interest for weekend courses and will run subject to numbers.


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely. 

Forklift truck means 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.


Students must all have a USI number.

Participants must be from 18 years of age and comply with the requirements outlined in the application for high risk work (GF083) published by Work Safe Tasmania


Learning Outcomes

-          Legislation and WHS requirements,

-          Duty of care and Safe work practices

-          Hazards and risk management

-          Planning your work

-          Conduct routine checks on a forklift truck

-          Shift loads in a safe manner

-          Safely shut down and secure equipment 


Upon successful completion participants will receive a statement of attainment for the unit TLILIC2001 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck.

Successful participants are able to apply for a National High Risk Work Licence (Forklift truck) as issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012. This Licence is valid for 5 years and will then require renewal.

Entry Requirements

You MUST wear protective work wear (safety boots) for the practical assessment.  These need to be supplied by the student.

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