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Licence to operate a forklift truck


Course Details

This unit specifies the outcomes required for the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes. This definition also includes a truck on which the operator is raised with the attachment for order-picking.




By undertaking this course, participants will gain the skills and knowledge required to obtain a WorkCover Licence. Upon successful completion of learning activities, participants will progress to assessment by a WorkCover assessor for their licensing test. Participants will receive training in the following skills and knowledge areas;

  • Planning work
  • Hazard identification
  • Conducting routine checks
  • Manoeuvring the forklift
  • Racking pallets
  • Shutting down and securing the forklift


There are no formal pre-requisites for this unit of competency. Candidates must be 18 years and over to participate in this course. Persons wishing to undertake this course need to have the physical capacity to carry out the work safely. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are also required for successful completion. To enter the course, participants must also wear steel capped boots, long pants and safety shirt or vest.


Training is a mixture of classroom and practical. Participants must successfully complete written theory and practical demonstration assessments for both the unit and WorkCover to acquire a licence.

The course is delivered over 3 days of face-to-face training and assessment plus 1 day of at home study. It may be delivered either at FHV Training’s fully equipped premises or at the workplace if appropriate.


RPL / RCC (recognition) is available to participants who can provide evidence of competency for the units undertaken. However, participants will still need to undertake the WorkCover assessment process.


Upon successful completion of this unit of competency, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in roles requiring operation of a Forklift Truck. Roles requiring these skills, knowledge and licence are predominantly in the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Trades & Services and Mining, Resource & Energy industries

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Licence to operate a forklift truck



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