Forklift Licence


Forklift Licence

(2 day course)

Unit Code:

  • TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

WHO should complete forklift training?

Anyone who operates a forklift in a workplace must hold the appropriate Forklift High Risk Work Licence.

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around plant/machinery is preferred but not mandatory

WHY do you need a forklift licence?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OHS Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Furthermore, Part 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the OHS Regulations 2017 (Vic.) identify Forklift operation as a High Risk Work, confirming the requirement to hold an appropriate High Risk Work licence.

WHAT is a forklift (Definition)?

The definition of a forklift comes from Part 1.1 of the OHS Regulations 2017 (Vic.):

“a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load
carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other loadholding attachment, but does not include the following — (a) a pedestrian-operated industrial truck; (b) a pallet truck that is unable, by design, to raise its fork arms 900 mm or more above the ground; (c) an order-picking forklift truck; (d) a tractor fitted with a pair of fork arms or other loadholding attachment”

WHAT is covered in this forklift training course?

This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about safe operation of a forklift. Trainees will be required to study a student handbook to help prepare them for the 2 day course. Forklift practical training and assessments are conducted in our purpose built warehousing environment. Forklift theory revision and the use of knowledge based formative assessment prepare candidates to complete their Worksafe mandated assessment instrument.

This will help you or your employees to understand what is required to:

  • Plan forklift-related work
  • Conduct routine checks on forklifts
  • Shift load using forklifts
  • Shut down and secure forklifts

WHERE are the forklift licence courses conducted?

How safe is your workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff when operating a forklift, you must always ask yourself the question “How safe is your Workplace?”How Safe Is your Workplace?

How Safe is Your Workplace?



  • $600.00 Per Person.
  • Upon successful completion, individuals are required to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work at Australia Post, at a cost of $65.00 per licence category

WHEN are forklift courses conducted?


  • Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th September 2019 – 1 position remaining. 
  • Thursday 12th & Friday 13th September 2019.
  • Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th September 2019.
  • Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th September 2019.
  • Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October 2019.
  • Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th October 2019.
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October 2019.
  • Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
  • Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st October 2019.
  • Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th November 2019.
  • Thursday 14th & Friday 15th November 2019.

Registration Rules:

  • WorkSafe Victoria requires that we notify it a minimum of 72 hours prior to conducting assessments
  • Once notification has been made, no substituting of attendees is allowed
  • Registration cut-off occurs at Friday 4:00pm the week prior to course commencement for courses which commence on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Registration cut-off occurs at Monday 4:00pm for courses which commence on a Thursday

Duration & course times:

2 Day course (07:45am – 16:00pm Approx.)

Course numbers:

Maximum 6


  • Enclosed shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required
  • WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest for courses on our site


Trainees will be assessed according to the Endorsed Assessment Instrument approved by Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe Victoria, which includes:

Knowledge Assessment:

57 short answer questions

Assignment Assessment:

8 formula-based maths questions involving the calculation of lifting capacities

Practical Assessment:

Demonstration of the hazard identification and risk control, pre safety check of the forklift (visual inspection), start up safety checks, operation of the fork lift to the full range of its capacities, and shut down and secure the forklift.


Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and a Notice of Assessment which may then be used to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work – Class LF.

Successful trainees will leave the course with a temporary licence (Valid for 60 days). You can start using your forklift licence straight away.

Language, literacy & numeracy:

The assessment process is broken into three sections – Knowledge, Assignment and Practical. The Knowledge assessment may be conducted orally. The Assignment must be conducted in writing. All assessments are closed-book, and must be conducted in English – engaging an interpreter is not allowed.

Health note:

The training and assessment will involve working around heavy machinery, bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Student Health Form’ for further advice.


The Worksafe approved Licence to Operate a Forklift course is conducted at WAM Training’s Laverton North Industrial Training facility. The course duration is 2 days.

During the booking process we will provide you with a study guide, which must be studied prior to attending course. Knowledge of the information contained in the study guide is essential prior to attending the training course.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and a Worksafe Notice of Assessment.

Lodgment of the Worksafe Notice of Assessment must be made personally at an Australia Post office by each successful student within 60 days of the course completion.

This process registers your achievement with Worksafe, and triggers the production of your High Risk licence.

The training and assessment will involve working around heavy machinery, bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting.

The Operate a Forklift licence course will guide you through the outcomes required for you to:

  1. Plan work
  2. Conduct routine checks
  3. Operate a forklift
  4. Shift and move loads
  5. Shut down and secure Fork lift

All assessments are closed-book, and must be conducted in English – engaging an interpreter is not permitted.

The Knowledge assessment may be conducted verbally upon request to WAM Training over the phone.
The mathematics Assignment must be conducted in writing and involves basic mathematical techniques.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact our office on

1800 143 343

or email to




16.10.18 – Amy W

Trainer was awesome.

16.10.18 – Robert L

Trainer was an approachable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable educator.

10.10.18 – Olivia V

Paul was great to work with and easy to ask questions when needed. 

05.10.18 – Tyana 

Thank you so much for your help and explaining all that we needed. thanks.

05.10.18 – Eliza

Thanks for an awesome course, Paul is awesome helped so much.

27.09.18 – James S

The trainer was engaging and helpful.

29.08.18 –  Nathan

Excellent course. Left the course feeling confident in what I have learnt, had confidence in using machinery that I have not used previously.

29.08.18 – Laura

Really enjoyed – plenty of practical practice & informative delivery.

29.08.18 – Anthony G

Training conducted at very high level.

29.08.18 – Mike H

Really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to others.

08.08.18 – Aaron C

Thorough and comprehensive training. Instructors friendly and well versed.

08.08.18 – Nathan

The trainer passed on all information extremely well, very comfortable with understanding  of the course.

07.08.18 – Sean F

Paul was outstanding in how he taught the course. very patient and conveyed his messages so they were easy to comprehend. 

01.08.08 – Johnson I

Course trainer was awesome. Made the whole learning experience enjoyable and easier to take on board.

01.08.18 – Anonymous

Trainer has unique skill of passing on all info in a enjoyable/fun yet serious manner.

29.06.18 – Anonymous

Trainer was really interactive and interesting. Really good, enjoyed it.

29.06.18 – Mark B

Trainer made the course very enjoyable and he was also able to simplify questions for all levels of knowledge and skills. Fantastic.

19.06.18 – Will

Trainer was excellent. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. Nice guy to work with. Unlike most trainers I’ve had before WAM, he didn’t waste our time by getting side tracked. Very efficient and highly informative.

18.05.18 – Marcelo F

I liked the quality of the course very much. The trainer is prepared.

18.05.18 – Craig M

The course was well done and the trainer made you work for it, which is good to see.

14.04.18 – Anonymous

Great learning experienced.

14.04.18 – Sata A

Recommend the course. was very it good. Thanks to the trainer who was very helpful. Keep up the good work.

01.03.18 – Anthony P

Course was well run and informative.

01.03.18 – Michael 

Dave knew what skills his students had and delivered accordingly.

01.03.18 – Mervin L

Course was well run and presented.

09.02.18 – Carry K

The trainer was great to work with.

30.11.17 – John F

Explained very well and enjoyable.

21.11.17 – Kosta

Dave is extremely knowledgeable and extremely professional could not be happier with training I received.

21.11.17 – Jon A

Very good.

20.11.17 – Ricky B

Really enjoyed the course and found Dave very friendly and informative.

16.11.17 – Anonymous

Very good teacher, fantastic.

16.11.17 – Anonymous

Awesome trainer. Love listening to his stories.

03.11.17 – Richard L

Great course, easy to follow and practical

 03.11.17 – Jason B

Really good training. Good facilities and learning documents.

 03.11.17 – Anonymous

Everything was in order and well structured course.

3.10.17 – Peter T.

Trainer very knowledgeable and taught with ease, easy to understand and comprehend. 

29.09.17 – Anonymous

My trainer is very friendly and good natured. He had excellent knowledge of every part of this course.

28.09.17 – Anonymous

Am in for a forklift course with Stan, until yesterday I couldn’t picture myself on the fork and today am comfortable moving stuff. That alone should show how good the course is.

27.09.17 – N. Govett

Trainer was very knowledgeable about the topic and explanation things clearly. Was an excellent course. 

27.09.17 – Mou

The trainer was helpful and able to assist me in practical test and gave me a lot of confidence.

25.9.17 – Anonymous 

Very excellent course.

22.09.17 – Simon A

Found that the trainer was able to show great knowledge of course and I really enjoyed the course.

22.09.17 – Cameron E

Outstanding and enjoyable – course was delivered in a relaxed, engaging and challenging manner. Trainer his extensive knowledge and provided complete and enjoyable learning environment  

22.09.17 – Anonymous

Stan was very professional and was easy to approach with questions. Couldn’t fault him.

20.09.17 – Anonymous

Norm is an excellent trainer. Knows his subject and presents well.

20.09.17 – Anonymous

There was never a boring moment and it was a really enjoyable experience.

20.09.17 – Anonymous

Excellent facilitator. Very engaging and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

12.09.17 – Lara C

Great to get info before course. Course was well explained and shown which made it easy.

05.09.17 – Anonymous

I was very happy with the amount of time he had to practice.

05.09.17 – Joe

Awesome course, would highly recommend.

22.08.17 – Matt S

Great trainer made the course enjoyable and effective.

22.08.17 – Anonymous

The course was clear and accurate.

18.07.17 – Tom M

Stan is very approachable, easy going, hard but fair.

14.07.17 – Sam G

Examples given during course helped make it easier to understand

06.07.17 – Glen

This is the second course I’ve done with WAM, really great team/instructors.

19.05.17 – Jason G

Will use all information. Good course.

24.3.17 – Anonymous
Great course, Trainer has very knowledge and easy to understand. Would recommend to other.

24.3.17 – Luke S
Awesome teacher. Made the course smooth and explained everything well. Very knowledgeable.

23.2.17 – Anonymous
I enjoyed the course and would recommend.

23.2.17 – Bill M
Great trainer knows his stuff, highly recommended.

14.2.17 – Brad C
The trainer had a great understanding and was able to word things in different ways to help different students.

14.2.17 – Anonymous 
Stan explained things very well , made it easy to understand.

14.2.17 – Anonymous
Stan was very good at explaining things in a way that was easy to understand and remember.

16.12.16 – Anonymous
Thank you for an informative and practical course.

16.12.16 – Anonymous
Good training. Fair and effective . Trainer had excellent knowledge and tailored for the class for each individual. Will definitely use in future.

28.11.16 – Thomas B
Trainers were excellent.

28.11.16 – Sam M
Paul and Daniel were really great trainers, very knowledgeable.

18.11.16 – Anonymous
The trainers had great insight and knowledge on the course and were really patient with everyone.

18.11.16 – Anonymous
Very nice and knowledgeable trainer

3.10.16 – Chris J
Course was conducted very professionally and in a good team type environment.

3.10.16 – Kevin
Very good course and well conducted.

3.10.16 – Patrick
Dave has good knowledge and every question had a answer.

3.10.16 – Phil
Condition & age of forklifts is very good. Warehouse & loads realistic. Dave is a great trainer.

23.09.16 – Talent
The trainer was very good. Explained everything in detail including practicals. Helped me a lot.

23.09.16 – Anonymous
The course was well explained. Thanks mate.

09.09.16 – Anonymous
Very enthusiastic teachers. Made this actually quite enjoyable.

09.09.16 – Steven
Stan was very helpful.

07.09.16 – George 
Very good! Helped a lot. Great guy.

07.09.16 – Amy
Steve was very understanding and always encouraging.

07.09.16 – Renan M
Steve cared about students in very detail to make sure we succeeded.

07.09.16 – Dean A
Everything was covered and adequate time was allocated to both the theory and practical exercises.

07.09.16 – Justin
Steve got the information in my head very well, he’s a great communicator and teacher.

28.07.16 –  Curdin G
Lucas is an excellent trainer, great ability to teach you how to learn in a effective and easy way. Cheer mate.

28.07.16 – Mark
Lucas is great at keeping everyone calm and collected.

28.07.16 – Darko P
Trainer made a good learning environment. Very helpful and friendly.

12.07.16 – Ben
Training was very clear and understandable. 

12.07.16 – Xavier H
Excellent facilities. Great staff.

11.08.16 – Mathew 
Great course, I cam in with a great bit of knowledge but left with a great deal more.

22.07.16 – Ben
Information given in real terms and in relation to real situation.

22.07.16 – Anonymous
Great course.

01.07.16 – Desmond B
Both Steve and Aaron were both helpful and very informative

01.07.16 – Peter P 
All staff at WAM where great, very friendly and knew their stuff. Would highly recommend them.

28.06.16 – Anonymous
The course was run well and presented in a logical manner.

28.06.16 – Jaspheet
Good equipment, forklift and good trainer.

28.06.16 – Anonymous
Content was relevant and training facilities were great.

28.06.16 – Anonymous
Trainer was direct and easy to understand. Very helpful and supportive to students

10.06.16 – Alana M
Great instructor, made it easy to understand everything.

10.06.16 – Ashleigh L
Steve was great, explained everything in great detail. Thanks Steve.

10.06.16 – Craig M
Enjoyed it a lot.

10.06.16 – Brad H
I found the training enjoyable.

26.05.16 – Anonymous
Congrats for job well done.

26.05.16 – Callum
Steve was great

23.05.16 – Gavin P
Good course, Paul did a good job and was very helpful

12.05.06 – Bhagwant S
Its nice to spend two days at WAM. Helpful trainer

12.05.16 – Sam S
Great course. Ability for lots of hands on prac. I will send my other staff here to get their

01.12.15 – Chris D
Credit to Steve who was most informative and consultative, had the knowledge required and provided great support during all aspects of course.

01.12.15 – Geoffrey B
Excellent training. Developed a great understanding of the forklift.

01.12.15 – Ivan 
Very helpful and understanding. Very well trained and I got a lot of the course that I didn’t know before.

01.12.15 – Allan C
Steve was very thorough and explained everything very well. Couldn’t be happier with him

01.12.15 – Blake 
Very helpful, Steve made sure we covered everything we needed.

08.03.16 – Nicholas G
Course covered everything I expected and was very professional. Even someone like me with very little experience got a lot out of the course.

08.03.16 – Anonymous
The trainer was very thorough with his training and extremely easy to approach. He also provided great guidance during the training.

08.03.16 – Zachary P
Excellent trainer, very informative, made the 2 days enjoyable. Great facilities.

08.03.16 – Wayne R
Trainer was pleasant and very informative and knowledgeable. A pleasure to train under him.

04.03.16 – Anonymous
I appreciate everything that Paul taught me and hope that I can continue to develop my skills and knowledge.

04.04.16 – Lachlan W
Paul was very clear and presented the course well.

26.02.16 – John L
Thorough explanation of all theory made it very easy to learn

16.02.16 – Andrew
I look forward to using WAM training in the future.

09.02.16 – Anonymous
It was a great pleasure to get training here! Steve is an excellent expert in training and a good teacher. Thanks a lot!

09.02.16 – Anonymous
The information was conveyed in a manner that made the content simple to understand and learn

09.02.16 – Liam D
Course delivery was clear, concise and delivered in a manner that was applicable to everyone who attended.

09.02.16 – Anonymous
Really enjoyed the course – Steve was great, very encouraging and provided great feedback.

09.02.16 – Bryn H
Good structure to course, effort was put in to make sure everyone was on the same page.

18.12.15 – Anonymous
Equipment and resources were up to date, practical tasks were realistic.

01.12.15 – Steve
Great knowledge from both trainers, kept all participants interested.

01.12.15 – Darren C
Excellent instruction based on real work applications and encouragement to self diagnostics and generation of solutions.

26.11.15 – Peter P
Well structured and helpful.

24.11.15 – Dean V
Trainer had great knowledge and a great attitude towards his class. Thoroughly enjoyed.

24.11.15 – Gary S
Well presented course and good training facilities.

30.11.15 – Steve
Great knowledge from both trainers, kept all participants interested.

30.11.15 – Darren C
Excellent instruction based on real work applications and encouragement of self diagnosis and generation of solutions.

27.10.15 – Alex S
Was very happy with the forklift training, the trainer made it very easy to learn about HRW.

26.10.15 – Jason R
Fantastic, articulated course, well presented and time was given to understand all elements.

16.10.15 – Jason H
Paul was a great help and communicated brilliantly.

16.10.15 – Ryan M
Great teacher – highly recommended.

20.08.15 – M. Lewis
Dave was a good trainer. Very knowledgeable. This is a good course.

19.08.15 – Laurie T
Great course, great trainer, great modern facilities and equipment.

19.08.15 – Stephen H
Excellent centre for learning.

18.08.15 – Sebastian B
Thank you for a great course!

27.07.15 – D Hamilton 
Both trainers were supportive and encouraging, helped with the nerves and answered all questions clearly.

16.04.15 – Gokhan H
Trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable.

17.04.15 – Leigh L
Paul was very helpful and explained everything in an easy to understand way.

30.03.15 – Anonymous
Paul was a great trainer, Thank you.

30.03.15 – Anonymous
Paul has been very good throughout the training, I learnt so much in the two days I was there.

30.03.15 – Anonymous
Great tutor. Thanks!

30.03.15 – 31.03.2015 – Anonymous
Awesome trainer. Thanks!

27.03.15 – Anonymous
Very well delivered course. Trainer was very knowledgeable. Friendly manner.

27.03.15 – Hamzah
Best teacher, helps and makes you understand. Thank you

27.03.15 – Anonymous
Trainer was of a mature approach. Helpful and of a good nature. He has a thorough knowledge of the subject.

17.03.15 – Anonymous
Well explained.

17.03.15 – Jayson M 
The training I enrolled at WAM was excellent!!! Steve did a wonderful job. Thanks.

12.03.15 – Anonymous
David was thorough, patient and kept the class from being mundane.

02.03.15 – Indar S
Excellent course, great trainer.

27.02.15 – Anonymous
Assessor was a good communicator.

27.02.15 – Ceaser F
Great program, great trainer.

10.02.15 – Red R
Very good course trainer very knowledge.

10.02.15 – Nathan H
Good teaching.

10.02.15 – Robert A
Paul had great knowledge and presented the course in good manner.

28.01.15 – Brendan M

28.01.15 – Ualisa F
Paul R was very helpful with making me understand the questions better.

15.01.15 – Brad R

15.01.15 – Ben J
Very happy with Dave, went through material thoroughly.  

17.11.14 – Pat H
This is the second time I have trained through WAM and found trainers and facilities excellent. Thanks guys, well done.

06.10.14 – Sujay
The trainer Stan was a really good teacher and made me understand it well. Good use of examples.

06.10.14 – Anonymous
I would like to mention Stan for being really patient and understanding. He is a very good trainer.

06.10.14 – Sione L
Teaching was excellent.

27.10.14 – Anonymous
Trainers had great knowledge, were willing to help others and give you the time and knowledge to complete and understand the topic.

09.10.14  – Gladys M
Comfortable, relaxed training.

02.10.14 – Deejay C
Stan was very knowledgeable and helpful.

01.09.14 – Markus T
Great knowledge and very helpful.

11.06.14 – Jimmy C
Course for me was clear and relevant to skills to know.

28.07.14 – Anonymous 
Very pleased with the new electric forklifts. The trainer was fantastic in explaining the training and with any help that I needed.

28.07.14 – Anonymous
Driving the new electric forklifts were great fun, course was very well organised.

28.07.14 – Michael T
Communication was great and a friendly environment.

28.07.14 – Adam M
The electrical forklifts used for the practical were great as you could hear any comments/feedback from the trainers.

28.07.14 – Anonymous
I didn’t think that this course would be so nice and makes me so confident. Thank you to the teacher and the organisation.

18.07.14 – Jack K
The trainers in this course were top notch, always more than willing to help and make you feel very comfortable.

18.07.14 – Preston B
Course was well delivered and at the right pace.

18.07.14 – James
All trainers were very helpful and knowledgeable.