Forklift Training can help you understand how to use and operate all varieties of forklifts.
Can I get a Forklift Licence after completing the Forklift Training
Forklift training is conducted in two parts (theory and practical). After completing the training, you will be given an opportunity to complete an assessment (both theory and practical). Once you have successfully met the requirements of the assessment, you will be deemed competent to operate a forklift and be presented with a forklift licence.
What is a Forklift
A forklift truck (also called a lift truck, a fork truck, or a forklift) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials. The modern forklift was developed in the 1960s by various companies including the transmission manufacturing company Clark and the hoist company Yale & Towne Manufacturing. The forklift has since become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing and warehousing operations.
What can I get for completing this Forklift course?
Successful completion of our industry-based training and assessment guarantees you a national certification that you can use across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide – in fact, all over Australia. The knowledge you learn will translate across all forklifts and you will be assessed against Australian national licensing standards outlined by the Australian Skills Quality Authority(ASQA), WorkSafe(Victoria and SafeWork Australia.
This training is accredited by:
✓ WorkSafe Victoria
✗ SafeWork NSW
✗ SafeWork SA
Unit of competency
This training meets and is aligned to the TLILIC2001- Licence to operate a forklift truck unit of competency. Upon full payment of all fees and successful completion of the required training assessments, each participant will be issued a statement of attainment for this unit of competency.
|Training Day – 8 Hours (Group Training)||$165|
|Hourly Training (1 on 1 Training) ✜||$90|
|Full Assessments (1 on 1 Assessments)||$350|
|Reassessments – Practical (1 on 1 Assessments)||$150|
|Reassessments – Theory (1 on 1 Assessments)||$75|
|Reassessments – Verbal Theory (1 on 1 Assessments)||$150|
✜ Hourly additional training courses will be modified to meet the individual needs of the participant. Additional training in a group format will be conducted as a standard course
Further details relating to course fees can be found on our course fees page. This course does not attract any government subsidies and fees must be fully paid by each applicant or their representative.
To enroll into a forklift training and licensing course, you must be 18 years of age or older and have photo identification.
What will I learn in the Forklift training
The forklift training course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to successfully operate a forklift on the job site. While the course has a small level of theory, the main component of the course is to get into the warehouse and operate the machine. Each training course will follow the TIDE Forklift session plan and will cover skills relating to:
- E-learning pre-course **
- Pre-practical theories course **
- machine control
- machine positioning
- judging of distance
- load and unloading freight from racking
- forklift safety
You will need to prove you have a good understanding of these skills to successfully pass the assessment.
What will Forklift Assessment include?
The assessment will assess the applicant’s ability to perform and execute the above mentioned skills. A Forklift assessment has 4 components as defined by the WorkSafe authorities and an eLearning pre-course assessments as defined by TIDE Training.
- Knowledge Assessment
- Pre-Operational Forklift Inspection
- Load Shifting Practical Demonstration
The eLearning, authority knowledge assessment, load shifting practical and calculations will be assessed as separate components. It is recommended that each participant has a good understanding of the WHS / OHS Acts for the state where they live.
** Note: The pre-practical theory course has been designed to work in conjunction with the eLearning pre-course study material to help all applicants understand the requirements of operating a forklift truck as well as the licensing requirements. Applicants must complete the pre-practical theory component as well as the practical course prior to any assessments being undertaken. All Worksafe Forklift assessments must be completed in English. Individuals where English is a second language or have language, literacy and numeracy concerns are strongly advised to gain a good understanding of the English language prior to attempting this course.
Course OptionsYour knowledge doesn’t limit you to one type of forklift. Once you have completed this course you will be able to operate a counterbalance and / or reach forklift.
- Training Day
- Various assessment options.
Course DurationCourse duration for each applicant will be determined by the operating ability of the applicant. It is recommended that each application start with a full or group-based training day. At the conclusion of this training the assessor will determine the applicant’s skill level and their ability to successfully complete an assessment. Further training via any of the training options will be recommended until the applicant’s skills are at a level that meets the national unit of competency and national licensing standards.
A forklift truck licence can be be obtained by anyone that is over 18 years old. To obtain a forklift truck licence you must have proof of age and photo identification. If you do not meet this requirement, you will need to meet this prior to making your application.
While it is not necessary to perform any heavy lifting in the licensing course, anyone considering a career in transport should be aware that most roles for forklift operators do require an amount of heavy lifting. While this may not be an impediment to completing the training, it may impact the participant’s ability to obtain suitable employment at the conclusion of the training. Prospective students should also consider the physical limitations of the machine prior to enrolling. Should you wish to discuss this, please contact your nearest TIDE Training office.
Students need to demonstrate that they are proficient in the use of conversational English and will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to being admitted to the course.
Prior to completing the forklift training course, it is a requirement that the applicant provide TIDE Training with a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a personal identifier that is used to trace all training for an individual. Further information about the USI can be found on the “Students” section of the USI Website..
Once we can verify the applicant’s USI, all future training that is completed with us will be added to the applicant’s USI transcript. If a valid USI is not presented prior to the completion of the applicants training, the training records will not be added to the applicants USI transcript. Where an applicant believes they do not require a USI as per the USI exemption rules, the relevant evidence for the exemption must be presented at the time of enrolment.
Students must wear enclosed footwear during their course (thongs or sandals will not be acceptable)
EligibilityTo be eligible to enrol you must meet all the following requirements:
- Complete enrolment paperwork in full
- A Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- Communication skills at a level to effectively communicate with others
- Paid all appropriate fees
- Undertake a site induction and have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Meet the minimum time period: over 18 years old
- Has satisfied evidence of photo identity requirements
- Has satisfied evidence of proof of residence
All forklift training is undertaken in a classroom environment (both theory and practical). All practical training must be undertaken on the warehouse environment. Theory training such will be undertaken in an enclosed area so the applicant can comfortably learn the required skills. All assessments can be completed at a TIDE registered office or at a workplace that meets the required areas for assessments. Please speak to our office to confirm if your workplace meets these requirements.
To obtain a Forklift Licence you will need to complete and be marked competent in each of the below criteria:
- Pre Training eLearning
- Authority Knowledge Test
- Pre-Operational Forklift Inspection
- Load Shifting Practical Demonstration
What jobs or occupations will require me to have forklift training or experience?
A number of occupations or job roles find forklift training to be valuable. The main occupations / jobs roles are:
- Forklift Operator
- Truck Driver
- Warehouse Assistant
What rights does the applicant have when attending a Forklift training course?
Each applicant has the right to learn in a comfortable and non-threatening environment. Each course will provide a trainer that is skilled and proficient in the operation of a Forklift Truck. If the course does not meet these expectations, the applicant has the right to make a complaint by using the TIDE Training complaints process.
The applicant also has the right to access their training records at any time. These records can be view by arranging an appointment with the respective site management. These records cannot leave the respective site.
The RTO has an obligation to provide the applicant with training and assessment that is of a high quality and that complies with the Standards for RTOs 2015. The RTO also has an obligation to provide the applicant with certification documentation that complies with the standards within 30 days of completion of the training, providing all fees have been paid. In the event your certification documentation is lost or destroyed, you can request a duplicate be issued (refer to our Course Fees page) or you can get access to the records of certification via the USI Portal.
What obligations does the applicant have when attending a Forklift training course?
Each applicant has the obligation to make sure:
- All information provided meets with the national training reporting guidelines including providing a Unique Student Identified (USI).
- All fees are paid prior to training commencing.
- All rules and policies relating to the training are understood and adhered to during their training courses.
- All individuals within the training environment are respected.
- All personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn while undertaking the training course.
- For the protection and comfort of others in the training environment, we recommend the use of the English language where possible. It is permissible to use another language to help explain an important item or where the course is designed to run in a language other than English, however, we require English to be used where possible.
Pursuant to WorkSafe requirements all training and assessments for ForkLift, Order Picker and Elevating Work Platform licences must be conducted in English. Interpreters cannot be used.