Forklift Licence to Perform High Risk Work

TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck

Course Price $550

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Obtaining a Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck (LF) is a valuable addition to your skillset and an excellent way to boost your employability.

TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck (Release 1)

Unit of Competency:

Terry Cuthbert

Your Instructor

Terry Cuthbert

Terry Cuthbert is a High Risk Work Trainer and Assessor and our VicRoads Liaison Officer at Intrain Assessor who is responsible for training and assessing students for High Risk Work Licences and liaising with VicRoads on behalf of Intrain Assessor. Terry has worked in the Heavy Vehicle industry for most of his working career, prior to that, Terry worked at the shipping yards at Melbourne Ports. Terry has a wealth of knowledge to bring to his students.

What We Will Cover

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Acts and Regulations which affect how you work
  • Assessing hazards and planning the work
  • Planning and setting up the forklift ready for operations
  • Conducting risk assessment and implementing control measures
  • Conducting routine checks of equipment
  • Operating the forklift
  • Manoeuvring forklift around various routes
  • Practicing different types of lifts and carrying various weights
  • Calculating and determining load capacity
  • Shutting down and securing the forklift.

Frequently Asked Questions

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a HRW licence to operate this plant.

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 attachments that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.

  • 100 points of ID
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Always arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Ensure you read our booking terms & conditions
  • Be at least 18 years of age; with approved photo ID; please refer to Armstrong’s Terms & Conditions for approved ID types.
  • All training and assessment is conducted in English and a practical level of English language comprehension, literacy, and numeracy is required. Students whose first language is not English must contact Intrain Assessor before booking a course to better assess their suitability to undertake this course. Failure to do this may result in any course fees paid being forfeited.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, including work boots, preferably steel capped.
  • Please Note: All students undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) in order to receive a nationally-recognised certificate or statement of attainment.
  • Go to to obtain a USI number or authenticated transcript.

All training will be delivered and assessed between 7.00am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

All training will be delivered and assessed between 7.00am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

2 Days training then 1 day Assessment (Using Regulator Mandated Assessment Tools)

Required Knowledge Under WHS Worksafe High Risk Work Legislation for the Successful Completion of this Unit

  • Methodology of determining the weight of a load
  • Commonwealth, state or territory OH&S legislation, standards relevant to the safe operation for the forklift trucks
  • Understanding of forklift characteristics and capabilities (including use of load data plates)
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting operations for the forklift class
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • Forklift truck operations and safe operating techniques
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the operation of the forklift and equipment and adjustments required for correction
  • Acts and Regulations which affect how you work
  • Hazard identification and control measures
  • Inspection of work area to determine appropriate path of movement
  • Checking forklift for any damage or defects and defect and damage reporting
  • Location and identification of controls
  • Pre-start and post-start operational checks
  • Starting forklift as per procedures
  • Operation of forklift at safe speeds
  • Assessing load weights
  • Moving and placing of loads ensuring stability and avoidance of hazards
  • Monitoring movement of load ensuring safety of personnel and load
  • Forklift shut down and securing
  • Post-operational checks

Successful participants receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck. Successful participants will also receive a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA) for NSW or a Notice of Assessment (NOA) for Victoria which is valid for 60 days.

If you are unable to attend any course days you must contact our admin team. Office Contact Number: 02 6040 0807 | Office Email Address:

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Intrain Assessor conducts High risk Forklift licence assessments in both NSW and Victoria

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