Who is the course for?

This course is for people seeking the knowledge and skills required to apply for a licence to drive a forklift truck.

What will I learn?

The course includes:

  • duty of care;
  • workplace health & safety and other legal obligations;
  • safe operating practices;
  • calculating the factors that affect the stability of loads;
  • identifying the component parts of attachments and handling precautions;
  • inspecting and conducting safety and pre-start checks;
  • operating a forklift truck;
  • stacking and de-stacking a load;
  • loading and unloading a vehicle; and
  • refuelling/recharging a forklift.

How will I be trained and assessed?

Training is very practical and is conducted in a training venue. Assessment is conducted during these training sessions.  The first day focuses on theory and the second day (see below) on practical skills and assessment. Assessment activities include:

  • written assessments of underpinning knowledge;
  • verbal assessments of understanding of actions; and
  • completing practical activities using a forklift.

How long is the course?

This is a 3 day program (9am – 5pm). All participants are required to attend the first day and will be scheduled at enrolment for one of the remaining days.

Who can do the course?

In order to enrol in this course participants must be at least 18 years of age.
NOTE: a current driver’s licence is required to operate a forklift on a public road or public property.

What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?

Participants who successfully complete all of the assessments will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck.
Participants will also be eligible for a Forklift Operators Licence issued by Service Tasmania following completion of the Licence to Perform High Risk Work Application Form, providing ID as requested and paying a licence fee to Service Tasmania. For full details got to

What do I need to bring to the training sessions?

All of the equipment, training materials and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by STT. Participants must bring their own writing materials and their own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.

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