Licence to operate a Forklift Truck

 In course
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a Forklift Truck

The training to achieve this High Risk Work Licence – Forklift (LF), consists of 3 components: Formal theory training, supervised work experience and assessment. We offer three options to obtain the licence:

Work Ready – 3 day intensive training including formal theory training, practical training and licensing assessment.

Log Book – 1 day formal theory training, after which you will be required to obtain and log hours of experience on the job training. Log book must be presented to RTO prior to booking in for licensing assessment.

Experienced – To be permitted enrolment via this option, evidence of previous LF Licence must be provided
1 day formal theory training, challenge assessment and licensing assessment.

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a satisfactory level of numeracy, literacy and communications
  • Have the ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Wear safety boots, long pants and high vis shirt(or a high vis vest will be supplied)
  • Provide 3 original evidence of identity documents as per WHSQ


$Option 1 WORKREADY (3 days) :
$750 per participant
Option 2 LOGBOOK (1 day + assessment) :
$350 Formal theory
$350 Licensing assessment
Option 3 EXPERIENCED (1 day + assessment):
$300 Formal theory
$300 Licensing assessment per participant


Formal Theory Training: 8 hours
Practical Training: 8 hours
Licensing Assessment: 4 hours approx

Content Summary

  • Legislation, Regulation and Standards
  • Plan and prepare the work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Identify potential workplace hazards
  • Apply appropriate hazard prevention/control measures
  • Shift loads in a safe manner
  • Operate a forklift
  • Shut down and secure equipment

Funding available for
these courses through

CSQ funding is paid directly to Dawsons Training. Where CSQ funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees.

If you believe you are eligible and wish to proceed with subsidised training, please complete the Application Form and send through to

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