Forklift Licence Course

2 Days – 7:45am to 4:00pm
Was $540, Now $421.20 (GST Exempt) per person

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


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Subjects Covered:

  • Planning work and keeping safe
  • Forklift safety checks
  • Use of forklifts to shift loads

Entry Requirements:

  • Victorian residents only
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred
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Worksafe Victoria Registration Rules:


Trainees cannot be changed once registration closes. Registration closes at 4:00pm Friday for courses starting on Monday-Tuesday the following week, 7:00am Monday for courses starting on Wednesdays, and 4:00pm Monday for courses starting on the Thursdays.


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.) outline the requirement to hold a High Risk Work Licence if operating forklifts.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements


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.


What is the Forklift Licence Course outcome?


Upon successful completion of our Forklift Licence Course, trainees will be issued with a WorkSafe Notice of Assessment (which must be lodged at Australia Post along with the lodgement fee of $65) and a Statement of Attainment.


Additional Forklift Licence Course Information


  • A maximum of 6 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • 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


What does the Forklift Licence Course assessment involve?


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.



What is the course outcome?
  • Statement of Attainment
  • Notice of Assessment which can be used to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (LF Licence)
Are there any additional fees?

Yes, WorkSafe Victoria charges a lodgement fee, which is currently a little over $67 (payable directly to WorkSafe upon licence application)

What type of machine does this apply to?

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)