TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck ($395)


This course provides the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely.  Forklift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other arms that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.

A person wishing to perform this work is required to hold a forklift truck high risk work (HRW) licence.

This course prepares the participant operating a forklift truck to plan the work, conduct routine checks on a forklift truck, shift loads in a safe manner, and safely shut down and secure equipment after completing operations.

Course Duration

  • 2 day course – 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • There is an option for 1:1 training for this course but additional costs are associated based on $150 p/h.

Course Content

The course is 50% theory and 50% practical and covers:

  • Legislation – requirements under current Act and regulations
  • Machine – types, loads, stability, basic maintenance etc.
  • Operation – steering, parking, approaching and lift loads
  • Tasks – stacking/un-staking, manoeuvring, loading/unloading and transporting
  • Materials – packaging, pallets, drums, attachments and hazardous substances
  • Environment – floor stability, obstacles, pedestrians, confined spaces and slopes

Course Pre-requisites

Participants MUST:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • successfully complete a short Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)  assessment to show you have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculationsLLN Assessments are conducted at ATEC sites and participation in training is not permitted unless it has been completed. Assessments must be completed no less than 1 week prior to course commencement
  • provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI). To apply for a USI go to
  • bring photo identification on the day of training
  • wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) see below

Note: Whilst it is not required for participants to have a driver's licence it is recommended as it may assist in completing the course.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant

  • Safety Boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • High visibility vest
  • Sun protection as required

Successful Completion

Students who successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with:

  1. A Statement of Attainment for TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck
  2. Notice of assessment **
  3. SafeWork SA invoice **

** Items 2 & 3, plus 100 points of ID will be required to obtain your (HRWL).

Course Locations
Ottoway Trade Training Centre
275 Grand Junction Road
Lonsdale Trade Training Centre
5 Refinery Road

In addition to the courses scheduled at the above locations ATEC can deliver training at your work site. Contact us for more information.

Pre-enrolment Information
Important pre-enrolment information can be accessed at

How to Apply

Applications and enquiries can be made:

Course Fees

  • $395 (GST exempt) per person
  • $275 (GST exempt) per person with valid CITB number
  • Group booking – fee negotiable

Payment Methods

  • Cash (in person)
  • Online

Courses must be paid for prior to commencement unless alternative arrangements have been made. Statements may be withheld until payment has been received. Note: Fees and Refund Policy applies.

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