TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck
Our experienced trainers can assist you or your team in gaining the skills needed to operate a variety of common and vital industrial machines, including forklifts
Our comprehensive forklift licensing course is suited to those who may be working in warehouses or other industries where a forklift may be used to shift loads.
The course covers all aspects of forklift operation including planning your movements, maintenance checks, safe movement of loads and more. At the completion of the course, successful students can apply to SafeWork NSW to receive their licence which is valid anywhere in Australia.
High risk work licence
A forklift licence is a high risk work licence that is issued by SafeWork NSW. At the completion of the course, successful participants will be given an application form for their high risk work licence. Once filled out, this form can be taken to an Australia Post outlet, along with 100 points of identification and a passport photo.
Once the application has been submitted, SafeWork NSW will issue your licence. Your licence is not given to you immediately after completing your course at HSE.
About this course
This course provides participants 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. This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to plan the work, conduct routine checks on a forklift truck, shift loads in a safe manner, and safely shut down and secure equipment after completing operations.
Duration: 3 days (24 hours - 16 hours training, 8 hours assessment)
Student/trainer ratio: 8:1
Course objectives and content
Planning of work.
Conducting routine checks on a forklift truck.
Shifting loads in a safe manner.
Safely shutting down and securing equipment after completing operations.
Qualifications for successful participants
Statement of attainment in:
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck FAQs
No, you must apply to SafeWork NSW following successful completion of the course for your licence.
Once SafeWork NSW assessment has been successfully completed, you will receive a SafeWork NSW Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA) which is valid for 60 days. A licence application fee is payable to Australia Post for the licence card, which is issued by SafeWork NSW and is nationally recognised. The licence will need to be renewed by SafeWork NSW every five (5) years.
To complete this course, participants must reside in NSW and be able to provide 100 points of identification prior to the assessment commencing.
Any person who in their workplace may be required to obtain their high risk work licence for using a forklift truck in their workplace.
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All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.
All course participants should have at least Year 10-level literacy and numeracy skills. A literacy and numeracy assessment will be conducted prior to the start of the course to assist us in providing adequate course material.
Participants must also be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must also provide us with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, one can be created here: CLICK HERE.
Some courses will have prerequisite training that will need to be completed prior to undertaking the selected course. A statement of attainment for the prerequisite course must be presented prior to the start of training. Please refer to the FAQ section, above, for details of any prerequisites your course may have.
Height Safety Engineers does not offer recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer due to the high-risk nature of our training courses. It is also anticipated that participants will be new entrants or refreshing knowledge and skills in the area of study.
This will depend on the type of visa that you have.
For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.
International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:
- Family Name
- Given Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Country of Passport
Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.
If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.
We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.
Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators
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