This Telehandler Training Course is suitable for individuals who need to operate a telescopic materials handler with a capacity of 3 tonnes or less in a workplace.

Why complete this Telehandler 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.

WorkSafe Victoria states in guidance note Telehandlers – Design and Licensing (June 2017), “Telehandler operators with a capacity of three tonne or less do not require a licence, but should be competent in their use and have training in relation to the machine and attachment being used.”

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  • Hazards and control measures
  • Telehandler safety checks
  • Operating techniques
  • Telehandler attachments
  • 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 May 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 4 $500.00
7 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 3 $500.00
14 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
18 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
21 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
28 June 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
2 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
5 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
12 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
16 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
19 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
26 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
30 July 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
2 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
9 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
13 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
16 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
23 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
27 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00
30 August 2024 07:45 am - 04:00 pm 6 $500.00

Course Details

For the Telehandler Training Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to working with telehandlers, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements, telehandler specifications and load charts
  • Complete required documentation relevant to telehandler operation, including completing risk assessments and telehandler logbook entries
  • Ensure that the safe working load of the telehandler isn’t exceeded
  • Speak English clearly in order to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the capabilities described above, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.

  • A maximum of 6 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport
  • This course is delivered over 1 day face-to-face with a blend of classroom-based and practical activities
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Telehandler Training Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking
  • Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer test and a practical assessment involving the operation of a telehandler to shift loads
  • Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)

WorkSafe Victoria states in the guidance note titled Telehandlers – Design and Licensing (June 2017), “A mobile crane licence (with the minimum being a non-slewing CN licence) is required if the telehandler has a capacity greater than three tonne…”

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 conducting dogging work, which is defined as one or both of the following:

  • The application of slinging techniques, including the selection or inspection of lifting gear, to sling a load
  • The directing of a crane or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view

Further, slinging techniques are defined as: “those slinging techniques that require the exercise of judgment in relation to the suitability and condition of lifting gear, and the method of slinging, by consideration of the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity”.

Here’s a link to our Dogging Licence Course for further information.

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

No, our course is appropriate for telehandlers with a lifting capacity of up to (and including) 3 tonnes.

A Licence to Perform High Risk Work (Class CN) licence is required. We’re not offering this course.

If you complete the course at our site, we cover forks and a jib (and we provide a proof-of-training card for those attachments. If the course is to be conducted on your site, we’ll need you to let us know what attachments you have so that we can be prepared.

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28 reviews for Telehandler Course

  1. Oli

    Paul showed excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject.

  2. Leah

    All good! Entertaining, positive, inclusive, knowledgeable and moved at a good pace. Thank you 🙂

  3. Steven

    Excellent Teacher and extremely happy with the course.

  4. Corey

    As someone who is learning something new, the course was engaging and interesting. A good overview of all potential risks and hazards of operating a telehandler.

  5. Anipateru

    Great course and awesome trainer.

  6. Ned

    Course was great, had fun and learnt a lot, Rob was very informative and gave great instructions.

  7. Samuel

    Lindsay was a great trainer, very fair and understanding. He made the course fun as well as outlining the seriousness of operating the machine.

  8. Jack F

    Lindsay was clear, thorough and I would recommend this course.

  9. John

    Great easy to understand delivery, helped me engage for the day.

  10. Sam

    Really good environment and made you feel very Welcome

  11. Fraser

    Excellent! I’ve done several courses around Melbourne and this training and facilities is the best I’ve come across. Thanks to all involved!

  12. Rachael

    It has been a really helpful course with friendly banter and encouragement. Awesome day!

  13. Chris T

    Excellent trainer, good coursework, equipment and facilities.

  14. Chistopher

    Excellent course.
    I had no idea of how to use the machine and have walked away with great confidence and understanding.
    Lindsay was a great trainer.

  15. Lance

    Excellent Trainer, Steve is a good credit to your company. Very friendly and relaxed environment. Thank you.

  16. Samantha

    Robbie was great, kept us relaxed and focused while also making learning how to operate fun and safe.

  17. Kelvin

    Steve was concise with delivery of training/explaining materials well and gave good directions and instructions in the practical component.
    Overall course content and delivery was great.

  18. Akustiman

    Robbie is such a chill and amazing trainer. Very Patient!

  19. Joella

    Trainer made it really easy for me to stay interested and engaged throughout the course and helped ease my nerves during the practical assessment.

  20. Riley

    Training was very well delivered, concise and to the point. Steve is a fantastic trainer, very well spoken and a great teacher.

  21. Matt

    Lindsay was very forthright with information and class was a relaxed environment despite the stress of an exam.

  22. Brandon

    Great operator and knowledge base. Hopefully get signed up to do some extra courses here in the future.

  23. Ngatokorma

    Great course, Really enjoyed it, learnt a lot, Thanks Steve

  24. Ross

    Today I completed the Telehandler course in Laverton. I have done a few courses here and the layout and structure is very good. The workbooks and training manuals are broken down very well and make it easy to learn. I would recommend them

  25. Ryan

    The trainer Lindsay was friendly, knowledgeable and a great teacher. I had no experience with telehandler but I left feeling confident and supported that I can use it as part of my job. Highly recommend this trainer to anyone who needs it.

  26. Anthony

    Did telehandler course the trainer Lindsay was informative and friendly and made the day enjoyable

  27. Thomas

    Completed telehandler course and the information was delivered clearly and with precision. Recommend coming here to anyone. Lindsay was a great instructor.

  28. Jay

    Awesome trainer/ and course we’ll explained and now I feel competent to operate. First aid and Telehandler courses completed. Lindsay awesome bloke

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