Forklift Licence

Course Outline



Forklift Licence

(2 day course)

Course Code: TLILIC2001A

WHO should complete forklift training?

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

WHY do you need a forklift licence?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OH&S 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, Section 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the OHS Regulations 2007 (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 schedule 3 in the OH&S regulation 2007 (Vic) and Safe Work Australia:

“fork-lift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other load holding attachment, including a truck on which the operator is raised with the attachment for order-picking, but does not include a pedestrian operated industrial truck;”

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?



  • $440.00 Per Person.
Book 2-3 courses to receive a 7.5% discount off all courses booked.
Book 4 or more courses to receive a 15% discount off all courses booked.

WHEN are forklift courses conducted?


  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th May 2018 - 2 positions remaining 
  • Monday 28th & Tues 29th May 2018.
  • Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th June 2018.
  • Thursday 28th & Friday 29th June 2018.

Duration & course times:

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

Course numbers:

Maximum 8


  • 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.

Book This Course

Course Enquiry

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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

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Course Reviews


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.