Factory 1, 2, & 3 73 Dohertys Road Laverton North, VIC 3026 1800 143 343

Telehandler Course

1 Day – 7:45am to 4:00pm
$400 (GST Exempt)

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

Click below to make a booking or call our office on 1800 143 343

Start Date
Fri 11/10 (3 Places Left)
Thu 17/10
Thu 31/10 (4 Places Left)
Wed 13/11
Mon 18/11
Fri 06/12
Mon 16/12
Thu 09/01

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  • Planning and preparing for telehandler operations
  • Telehandler safety checks
  • Operating techniques
  • Telehandler attachments
  • Shut down procedures

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around plant/machinery is preferred but not mandatory
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.”

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Requirements

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Applicants must have sufficient reading, writing, verbal communication and numeracy skills in English to enable them to safely complete tasks relating to telehandler operation. Refer to the descriptions below.


  • 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 logbook entries


  • Ensure that the safe working load of the telehandler isn’t exceeded

Verbal Communication:

  • Speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • Explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course

Individuals who are concerned that they may not have adequate reading, writing, numeracy and/or verbal communication skills are advised to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

What is the Telehandler Course Outcome?

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

Additional Course Information
Read the information below before making a booking.

How many trainees can attend the course?

  • A maximum of 6 trainees are permitted

What should trainees wear?

  • Trainees are required to wear safety shoes and hi-visibility clothing (WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest if required)

What should trainees bring?

  • Trainees must bring a passport or an Australian driver’s licence
  • Contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you do not have one of the forms of ID listed above

Do trainees need to study?

  • Yes – All trainees will be forwarded the Course Handbook upon making a booking.  WAM Training requires that all trainees study the Course Handbook prior to the commencement of face-to-face training

How is the assessment conducted?

  • 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)

Is a Non-Slewing Mobile Crane Licence also required?

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

Is a Dogging Licence also required?

  • 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”.

Please don’t hesitate to contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 if you have any other questions.

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  • “Great atmosphere to learn new skills and everyone is polite and helpful.” – Lucinda H, 28.09.17
  • “Very good course, trainer added to my knowledge.” – Shane T, 18.01.17
  • “Dave had an excellent approach to the training in a way where it was easily taken on board.” – Garry C, 28.09.17