Forklift Licence Course

2 Days – 7:45am to 4:00pm
$600 (GST Exempt)

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


For courses between Monday 14th September and Monday 26th October, WAM Training will only taking bookings from businesses. We will also require those businesses to declare that the training is required to assist with the construction of critical infrastructure or other authorised construction, and for trainees to bring a Permitted Worker Permit specifically authorising them to attend our training facility.
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Public Course Start Dates:

  • Thu 24/09 to Fri 25/09 (Permitted Worker Permit Only) 2 Places Left
  • Mon 05/10 to Tue 06/10 (Permitted Worker Permit Only)
  • Tue 13/10 to Wed 14/10 (Permitted Worker Permit Only)
  • Mon 19/10 to Tue 20/10 (Permitted Worker Permit Only)
  • Mon 26/10 to Tue 27/10 (1 Place Left)
  • Wed 04/11 to Fri 05/11
  • Mon 09/11 to Tue 10/11
  • Mon 16/11 to Tue 17/11
  • Mon 23/11 to Tue 24/11
  • Thu 26/11 to Fri 27/11
  • Mon 30/11 to Tue 01/12
  • Thu 10/12 to Fri 11/12

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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Trainees cannot be changed and refunds wont be given 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

Before formal assessment, trainees must successfully complete three worksheets. If these worksheets aren’t correctly completed, additional one-on-one training can be provided as indicated below

Formal 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.