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Statement of Attainment in Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

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Overview About this course

Gain the hands-on skills you need to apply for your forklift truck licence in this practical short course. Build confidence and boost your resume as you learn to operate forklifts safely.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Estimate points of balance on a load

  • Identify worksite hazards and correct them

  • Plan the relocation of a load and ensure it's consistent with the code of practice

  • Implement a traffic management plan

  • Check a forklift truck logbook

  • Carry out a pre-start checks and report any damage or defects

  • Safely park the forklift and carry out correct shutdown procedures

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in supply chain and logistics

  • The skills and knowledge to confidently assess if loads comply with forklift truck data plate requirements and safe work procedures

  • The training requirements to apply for a forklift truck (LF) licence

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Reached 18 years of age when you commence this course. You must be 18 years of age to be eligible for a forklift truck licence.

  • An interest in warehousing and logistics

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands like manual handling

  • Effective communication skills to work with others when handling loads and equipment

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask in difficult situations

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: warehousing and distribution centre operator, forklift operator and warehouse assistant


This is a licensed occupation. After you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck and have fulfilled all other eligibility criteria, you will need to apply for a forklift truck (LF) licence with SafeWork NSW. This is the licensing and regulatory authority in NSW. Eligibility criteria are as follows: - You will need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible to sit the SafeWork assessment for high risk work licences - You will need 100 points of identification - You will need to provide proof of NSW residential address Please note that the SafeWork assessment is taken in English. Application fees apply. A forklift truck licence allows you to operate a forklift truck, equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage with a pair of fork arms or other attachment. This licence class is not for an order picking forklift truck. Visit SafeWork NSW for more information.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Licence to operate a forklift truck TLILIC0003

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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