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
30 & 31 May 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 1 $650.00
3 & 4 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 2 $650.00
11 & 12 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
12 & 13 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $650.00
17 & 18 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
18 & 19 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
20 & 21 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
25 & 26 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
26 & 27 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
1 & 2 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
2 & 3 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
4 & 5 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
9 & 10 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
10 & 11 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
15 & 16 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 5 $650.00
16 & 17 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
18 & 19 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
23 & 24 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
24 & 25 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
29 & 30 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
30 & 31 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
1 & 2 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
6 & 7 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
7 & 8 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
12 & 13 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
13 & 14 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
15 & 16 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
20 & 21 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
21 & 22 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
26 & 27 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
27 & 28 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $650.00
29 & 30 August 2024 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).

Trainees who haven’t completed their compulsory homework will not be permitted to attend the course and their course fees will be forfeited.

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98 reviews for Forklift Licence Course

  1. Jessica

    Paul was incredible! I had so much fun, felt very comfortable asking stupid questions and felt very supported and supervised throughout the entire experience. I cannot express my gratitude enough! Paul was incredibly knowledgeable!

  2. Chris

    Very happy with training, notes, equipment and trainer’s delivery of the course.

  3. John

    -Very thorough course
    – Great detail
    – Very knowledgeable trainers

  4. Rhiannon

    Trainers were very easy to understand, engaging, had great knowledge and made the process very enjoyable.

  5. Paul

    Communication was of a high standard, and what was required of us was clearly relayed.

  6. Matthew

    Great relaxed and calm environment to learn in.

  7. Gabriel

    Paul was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and patient. Great guy!

  8. Peter

    Great teacher he had a great understanding of the subject.

  9. Laura

    Course was very well run. There is a lot to take in for 2 Days but was all explained super Clearly which made it easy to understand and pass.

  10. Jacinta

    Great knowledge, friendly staff, great opportunity to learn.

  11. Wade

    Very clear and helpful training.

  12. Carlos

    Excellent teacher & well taught course.

  13. Joel

    Great teacher, clear and simple to understand.

  14. Elizabeth

    Gary was an excellent trainer and made the learning fun and easy to understand.

  15. Paul

    Gary’s teaching is great. He makes it very easy to understand and makes you feel more relaxed. I would recommend to him to anyone.

  16. Angus

    Gary you were incredibly kind and have a great sense of humour. I very much enjoyed the course because of it.

  17. Chandler

    Gary’s ability to teach and his understanding of knowledge is outstanding, thanks for teaching all of us mate 🙂

  18. Gary

    Gary’s ability to teach is amazing. He is very approachable.

  19. Adam

    Gary explained things very thorough and the course was very well set out. He gave great tips for the Forklift use. Thank you!!

  20. Ronny

    Thought the trainer was an excellent teacher and explained everything with patience and clarity.

  21. Vince

    Gary was extremely helpful and I felt confident and well prepared thanks to his lesson and teachings.

  22. Zoe

    I really appreciated the trainer understanding that I needed the information repeated. Paul was incredible.

  23. Jasmine

    Paul was super helpful, he provided us with lots of information and guidance during the training. Paul helped me prepare and I felt comfortable operating the forklift and taking the assessment.

  24. Christian

    Gary was very helpful in me understanding the course.

  25. Daniel

    Gary was very helpful, patient, approachable and gave a great understanding of the course requirements to succeed.

  26. Gemasba

    Gary was helpful in every single way possible and did not leave anything out.

  27. Chris

    Fantastic course, Gary was very fair, thorough and patient with all of us.

  28. Daniel

    Gary was fantastic with his explanations and answers.

  29. Jack

    The course was great and helped me have a better understanding of the forklift. The trainer was great with his knowledge and guidance.

  30. Imogen

    Gary was a great instructor and has left me feeling confident in operating a forklift. Thanks for giving us so much knowledge and being thorough in doing so!

  31. Mac

    Instructors were very good they have a thorough knowledge of the material they deliver.

  32. Dong

    Gary is a very nice teacher

  33. Samuel

    Lindsay was very knowledgeable about the subject and taught in a way that makes it stick.

  34. James

    Good communication, explained course well. Gave tips on practical side of things.

  35. Lindsay

    Lindsay was terrific. He explained everything thoroughly and made us all feel welcome. He is a great representative of your company.

  36. Sam

    Great course, ability to discuss with peers before starting helped the learning.

  37. John

    Very knowledgeable and informative.

  38. Paul

    Fantastic communicator made the subject interesting.
    Very personable

  39. Chantelle

    Owen explained things in detail and made sure we had a proper understanding of what was being taught.

  40. Chris

    Very well structured course.
    Delivered very well.

  41. Ishak

    Gary was helpful and explained info required clearly.

  42. Tika

    Learned a lot in two days from very good trainers Lindsay & Gary. Both were excellent in what they do. I would recommend others to come train here!

  43. Robert

    I found this training to be excellent! Gary’s knowledgeable and patience as a trainer, thank you Gary.

  44. Tye

    I broadened my knowledge and understanding thanks to Gary’s great training skills, time and patience. I appreciate his hard work. The work booklets were set out perfectly and weren’t confusing.

  45. Amer

    Great course, very interactive, very useful, not boring.
    The trainer demonstrated good knowledge and is willing and ready to support, advise, explain where needed.
    Really enjoyed this course, kudos to Lindsay and WAM.
    Also thank you for showing patience while demonstrating/explaining.

  46. Mohammad

    Trainers provided very helpful instructions, they took safety as high priority. Both were supportive and approachable. Very good course and trainers.

  47. Shanaka J

    Gary explained everything in a way I could understand and remember the knowledge to help me pass the course. I am very happy with my training. Thank you!

  48. Zach

    Paul was fantastic! Besides being a top bloke, he has an insane amount of knowledge in this field and is great at expelling that knowledge to the benefit of others. Highly recommend Paul & WAM!

  49. Matthew A

    Gary was a great lecture and provided timely feedback and delivered the course well. I appreciated the manner in which he spoke to all students no matter what their level of knowledge was, age or race.

  50. Tarrick

    Trainer was very knowledgeable and charismatic, very helpful for making the notes and processes easier to understand.

  51. Ryan

    Gary is patient and knowledgeable. Great teacher, would recommend.

  52. Caitlyn

    Paul was very supportive and informative on all parts of the course.
    He made all of us feel at ease and ready for both exams

  53. Jayden M

    Paul was amazing, made the course very clear. Answered all my questions in detail which gave me the confidence to complete the course.

  54. Frank A

    Very professional and easy to work with, information was well presented and comprehensive. Most enjoyable.

  55. Despina

    Knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Thank you so much Steve for encouraging and being understanding in what is a “man’s world” it is great feeling supported. Thank you for being a little more patient with me

  56. Sri Nitin Raj

    Paul is very knowledgeable and explained all the minute details.
    He was also very patient during the drive test and a great teacher overall.

  57. Anthony

    Paul is a great trainer. Second time present in a class in two weeks. Its been a pleasure.

  58. Harley

    Really enjoyed the course and was made to feel very looked after by our Lindsay and Gary.

  59. Jack

    Course was paced well, Allowing information to sink in while not overwhelming the participants.

  60. Albert

    Great at explaining and very patient and amazing interpersonal skills.
    Easy to ask questions and makes sure you understand them in most easiest way possible

  61. Troy

    Both Steve and Gary were very helpful and made all the information easily digestable for someone with no experience on a forklift.

  62. Samoeun

    The instructor has really good feedback, made the course more understanding if I didn’t understand the first time.

  63. Glenn

    The course was greatly set out and allowed enough time to cover all aspects of the course. This gave me enough knowledge to successfully complete the theory and practical aspects of the course.

  64. David

    Paul has a great nature towards his students. He takes the intimidation out of a subject I knew little about.

  65. Brittany

    Absolutely Brilliant, patient and helped heaps.

  66. David

    Paul was very helpful and create a happy and professional learning environment.

  67. Jodi

    Paul was easy to understand and really knowlegable

  68. Jesse

    Couldn’t recommend Paul enough. Better than any other experience I’ve had. Thanks again.

  69. Daniel Agius

    Dave was a great teacher and made sure we understood what were learning.

  70. Robert

    Fantastic course, Lots of information. Lindsay has great knowledge and is a pleasure to deal with and learn off. Strongly recommend.

  71. Omal

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

  72. Jason

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

  73. Janelle

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. 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.

  77. 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

  78. 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!

  79. 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

  80. Angus

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

  81. Luke

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

  82. 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.

  83. 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!

  84. Harry

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

  85. Stu

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

  86. Brad

    Forklift course was good and Lindsey was a great trainer.

  87. 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.

  88. 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

  89. 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.

  90. Moe

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

  91. 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

  92. 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!

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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

  98. 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

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