Forklift Truck Licensing Course

Next Course Dates

23rd & 24th March - Weekend Advanced

9th & 10th April - 2 Day Advanced

13th & 14th April - Weekend Advanced

15th to 17th April - 3 Day

29th April to 1st May - 3 Day

7th & 8th May - 2 Day Advanced

13th to 15th May - 3 Day

18th & 19th May - Weekend Advanced

NB: Any of the two day forklift courses (including weekend courses) are geared towards more experienced operators, as they're a little more advanced kind of course - one less night to study, instead of 2, and slightly less time on the machine.

Forklift Training Summary

The Forklift Licence takes three (3) days to complete and is intended for persons who wish to obtain a Forklift Licence to operate a Forklift Truck. Forklift Training is conducted on-site at our Newcastle premises (MAP). Full Forklift Licence costs $450 + $72.50 for the licence application fee with Australia Post.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is a legal requirement for any person who operates a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes.

About the Course

The TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck course is intended for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift without supervision.

This is a complete Forklift Training and Licensing Course for beginner and advanced operators alike. They will learn the latest regulation, skills, training and understanding. This is a competency based training course that will keep working with participants for additional periods of time to help participants achieve the required competency.

Participants must be over 18 years of age, be able to speak and understand English; understand technical concepts and provide adequate 100 points of identification as per WorkCover NSW requirements.

The National Standard requires all high risk work licence training and assessment to be conducted under the supervision of an RTO, with the licence assessment component conducted by a WorkCover NSW accredited assessor.

A successful Formative Assessment must take place before the WorkCover Summative Assessment can be done.

Want more bang for your Buck?... Combine your Forklift Licence with a Dangerous Goods Awareness course for $550 (Total Savings = $175)

Helpful Study Material

Theory Learning Material

We are currently working on having our learning material freely accessible to students online, and we expect this to be up and running by early February 2017

Practice Calculation

For those students who would like to practice the math component of this course, we have built a small web-app that can be used for students to practice. These questions are similar in nature to kinds of questions you could expect to see during an assessment. So practicing these in advance, particularly if you're a little rusty with your maths, can really help with study.

For practice calculation see our calculations page


Successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment (TLILIC2001A - Licence to operate a forklift truck) and are granted with a temporary licence. Participants will then have 60 days to apply for a full licence.

Course Duration

Three (3) days comprising two days of theory and practical training, and one day assessment.

NB: While the course comprises 3 days of attendance, the course is usually conducted over 4 days. To make this a clearer, training is conducted on the first two days. And assessments are conducted on the 3rd and 4th day. Students assessed on the 3rd day do not attend the 4th day, and vice versa.

We have two days for assessment as the maximum number of people we can assess in a day is 8, so if there are more than 8 students on a course, the additional students are assessed on the 4th day. If there are less than 8 students then everyone is assessed on the 3rd day. If a student needs to know in advance what day they are to be assessed (for work or other arrangements) we can arrange for assessment on the third day by request.

Participants MUST successfully complete a Formative Assessment, conducted by the RTO trainer, before the assessment can be scheduled.

Participants may be required to attend additional training sessions in order to achieve the required competency.

How do I make a Booking?... It's easy! Check out our Booking Guide for more details.

Weekend Courses

Weekend forklift courses are available for experienced operators. To register for a weekend course, it is expected that the participant has had previous experience operating a forklift.

The weekend forklift course would be suitable for a participant who has previously held a forklift licence, but has let it expire. The course is conducted over two days, and comprises one and half days for training, and half a day for assessment

Upcoming Weekend Dates:

23rd & 24th March

13th & 14th April

18th & 19th May

Course Cost

Full Course $450 ~ Including Assessment.

License Application fee at Australia post of $72.50. ~ Passport photo required.

Payment Terms