This Forklift Licence Course is suitable for anyone who needs to attain a Forklift High Risk Work Licence.

Why complete this Forklift Licence Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely. Part 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.) outlines the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if operating forklifts.

  • Planning work and keeping safe
  • Forklift safety checks
  • Use of forklifts to shift loads
  • Victorian residents only
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred

Available Dates

Upcoming Workshops

Course Dates Time Available Spaces Cost Individual Bookings Business Bookings
29 & 30 June 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 1 $650.00
1 & 2 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 2 $650.00
7 & 8 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
15 & 16 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
21 & 22 September 2022 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00

Course Details

For the Forklift Licence Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to forklifts, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements, forklift specifications and data plates
  • Complete paperwork such as risk assessments and logbook entries
  • Calculate load weights and ensure safe working loads aren’t exceeded
  • Speak English clearly
  • Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the required capabilities to complete our Forklift Licence Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

Upon successful completion of our Forklift Licence Course, trainees will be issued with a WorkSafe Notice of Assessment (which can then be used to apply for a High Risk Work Licence via the myWorkSafe Portal) and a Statement of Attainment.

  • A maximum of 6 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • This course is delivered over 2 days face-to-face with a blend of classroom-based and practical activities
  • A Pre-Course Worksheet will be provided which must be completed prior to the course
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport

Informal Assessment (Formative Assessment)

WorkSafe Victoria requires Trainees to complete informal (formative) assessments before they are allowed to sit the formal (summative) assessments. That is to say that our Trainers need to have determined that the Trainee is ‘ready’ to sit the licence tests. We do this using three worksheets which must be correctly completed prior to the licence tests. If the worksheets aren’t completed correctly (I.e. the Trainer determines that the Trainee isn’t ready for the licence tests), then the formal (summative) assessments will need to be postponed. In some cases, this will attract additional charges – Therefore, thorough preparation prior to course commencement is critical.

Formal (Summative) Assessment

Trainees will then be formally assessed in three stages:

  1. Theory Assessment (61 short-answer questions)
  2. Maths Assessment (9 maths questions involving calculating load weights and comparing to a forklift data plate
  3. Practical Assessment (Hazard identification, safety checks and operating a forklift to shift loads

The formal assessments for the Forklift Licence Course are closed-book and no notes are permitted to be used. Also, if a Trainee is unable to complete the worksheets, additional one-on-one training may be required and can be provided as indicated below. Verbal assessments may be conducted for the Theory Assessment only. If required, verbal assessments may be postponed to a mutually agreeable date and time as they must be conducted one-on-one.


In the event that re-assessment is required, the following rates apply:

  • Theory – $100
  • Maths – $75
  • Practical – $150
  • Practical Training – $150 per hour if required

If you have any questions about our Forklift Licence Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

The LF Licence covers forklifts only (Note that Order Pickers, which are similar to forklifts but lift the operator up with the carriage to pick loads, require a LO Licence)

If you complete this course but you do not live in Victoria, WorkSafe Victoria may refuse to grant your High Risk Work Licence (even if you’ve passed the course).

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28 reviews for Forklift Licence

  1. Eren

    Excellent training facility with great staff and equipment. The classrooms and site in general is modern. The training was excellent as was the practice on the forklift. Location is good as well. Lindsay from WAM is very professional and a good teacher and would definitely recommend getting your forklift licence with him. Good for large companies and individuals

  2. Bailey

    I had a great experience getting my fork lift license at wam training, learnt heaps about my training and would highly recommended it to others

  3. Laura

    Excellent value for money and great communication throughout. I was a novice, after a forklift license and it was never held against me. I was given the opportunity to learn in a great environment and I am coming away more experienced and with my cert 3.

  4. Dale

    I have just completed my Forklift licence course with WAM Training. I was very impressed with the trainer Lindsay Barrows who was very knowledgeable and ran a very informative course. I learnt a lot of simple hints to make me a better operator in the future. I certainly recommend this course and the facilities were very good also.

  5. Kate

    Recently completed my Forklift license course with WAM Training Laverton. I was very impressed with the facilities and trainers and will recommend WAM for future training.

  6. Ryan

    Lindsay Barrow, our facilitator, was very professional, knowledgeable with his craft and has a very good sense of humour which made the 2 day LF Course enjoyable and worthwhile. Will definitely recommend WAM training to family and friends.

  7. Mark

    Did the LF forklift truck license at wam. Faculties are clean and staff professional. Equipment is new and up to date. Great training Lindsay Thankyou!

  8. John

    All good Looked after us all well Great content , great pace and top trainer ! Lyndsey was informative, professional and made the course enjoyable, no death by PowerPoint here just a great balance of practical and theory. Highly recommend Thank you John

  9. Moe

    Very professional and friendly front desk, highly recommended if ya looking for a forklift certificate

  10. Trent

    I have just completed the forklift licence at WAM with Lindsay as our trainer. He was hilarious, keeping the course fun and enjoyable throughout so it wasn’t boring, while teaching and explaining the course content well which made it easy to pass all 3 assessments. Would definitely recommend WAM for all your training needs.

  11. Shams

    I have attended two days forklift license course. The instructor was Paul who is friendly, helpful and professional. The staffs are friendly as well. The courses are designed for professionals from all level. Highly recommended. I will come back for EWP training as well soon. Shams Razib

  12. Luke

    Just completed the forklift and confined space courses, both trainers were excellent and facilities of the place are spot on. Would recommend this training group to anyone looking to up skill.

  13. Brad

    Forklift course was good and Lindsey was a great trainer.

  14. Stu

    An excellent training organisation. Went from having no experience to being able to operate a forklift competently. I can highly recommend them.

  15. Harry

    Great course to learn the requirements needed for forklift license. The trainer was down to earth and easy to communicate with. Thanks Lindsay.

  16. Kane

    Really enjoyed getting my forklift licence here, the staff are super kind, the trainers themselves are really informed, well spoken and patient. Thanks for the excellent service!

  17. Utshav

    I did completed my Forklift Licence Course from WAM training. They have very good course materials and experienced and well knowledgeable trainers. I strongly recommend you guys for the courses they provide here.

  18. Luke

    Great place for your training needs Dave was very informative while doing my forklift licence training

  19. Angus

    Did forklift licence with wan training, they were super helpful trainer Dave did a great job

  20. Thao

    I did complete my forklift truck licence at WAM training. Thanks so much Lindsay who instructor my forklift licence course. He’s so nice and friendly. I’m very strong recommend this course

  21. Liam

    Forklift training course was extremely informative and well presented. Instructor Lindsay was able to deliver all the information, both practical and theory, in a way that was easy to understand. Left feeling completely competent and would come back again!

  22. Rob

    Today i completed a forklift training course and had Lindsay as my teacher. He made the course fun and the information was delivered well, that made it easy to relate to. Thanks Lindsey

  23. Bryce

    Participated in the forklift license course over today and yesterday. Very informative with the theory and safety side of operating as well as good instructions on the operation of the forklift.

  24. Muthyam

    Today I completed a forklift training course and had Lindsay as my teacher.He made the course fun and made it look easy and the information was delivered great that made it easy to relate to. Thank you Lindsey

  25. Jacob

    I got my fork lift licence through wam training. The fella running the class Lindsey is up there with some of the funniest people I have met. His course coverage was in depth and thorough. He is straight to the point and informative. It’s worth getting your licence just to here the blokes banter. If this guy wasn’t teaching people how to drive forks he could probably do stand up. Thanks and take care big fella.

  26. Janelle

    Was a well planned out training course.
    Lindsay is a great teacher and I learnt a lot in 2 days.

  27. Jason

    Steve was a great presenter, his knowledge was very valuable. Thanks Steve for a great couple of days

  28. Omal

    Dave is a amazing teacher has very broad knowledge about this subject. Best man ever.

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