Forklift License ($380)


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

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 18 years of age or older to be eligible for this course.  Whilst it is not required for participants to have a driver's licence it is recommended as it will assist in completing the course.

Successful Completion

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

  1. A Statement of Attainment for TLILIC2001 - 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).

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant

  • Safety Boots
  • Long pants and a fitted shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)

Course Locations

Ottoway Trade Training Centre                      Lonsdale Trade Training Centre

275 Grand Junction Road                               5 Refinery Road

OTTOWAY SA 5013                                       LONSDALE SA 5160

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

How to Apply

Applications and enquiries can be made:

Course Fees

  • $380 (GST exempt) per person
  • $260 (GST exempt) per person with valid CITB number
  • Group booking – fee negotiable
  • $150 (GST exempt) fee will apply to those who fail and wish to re-sit the test

Payment Methods

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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Classes for Forklift License starting 4 Sep 2018