Forklift Licence Newcastle

Course code: TLILIC0003 – Forklift Licence Course

  • Complete your forklift training in 2 days
  • Cost $450
  • Or Train Now, Pay Later with 4 interest free payments of $112.50 with Forklift Ticket -
  • 2 Day Course – Includes Training & Assessment
  • No Hidden Days. No Extra Costs.
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David Turton
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This is how all training should be done. Highly efficient with small classes and a relaxed training environment. The trainers Bradyn and Finisi are extremely knowledgeable with a great attitude and teaching style, able to keep things flowing while ensuring no one gets left behind. The facilities and gear are excellent, really well set up. Anasani made the Bookings/ payments stress free ! One of the best RTO's I've trained at! Thanks again
Andy Baker
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In the 8 years I have attended various training courses around Newcastle region, Brayden and his team are by far the best trainers I have come across. Sensitive to your learning style and go the extra mile to make sure you understand and are comfortable with what you are learning. Recommend highly 💪
Tara Bates
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Booked my husbands forklift training here, he said it was the best training he’s ever had. Thank you.

Overview of Forklift Ticket Training Course

First Choice Training Solutions is a RTO approved training centre that provides nationally recognised training programs, such as the TLILIC0003 – Licence to Operate a Forklift course.

Our team offers on site training and assessing on all courses, including the forklift licence course, to meet licensing and work requirements. Dedicated to developing mindsets beyond what is expected from regular order picking forklift truck courses, we provide above and beyond the standard training expected in the high-risk work industry. To best provide this service we understand that the training needs to be relevant, efficient, and engaging in order to be successful.

First Choice Training Solutions is adaptable and flexible from years of hands-on experience, both in the field and training, ensuring confidence and peace of mind knowing you’re receiving reliable information to better prepare for the workplace with our order picker license training.

Our philosophy is to keep things as simple yet practical as can be, ensuring quality training to assist students in successfully completing our courses. By combining the two aspects, we can look forward to a safer working environment with reduced health and safety risks across a range of industries in the future.

Whether completing your forklift license for the first time or simply looking at completing refresher courses, our team can help.

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a HRWL licence to operate this plant.

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 attachments 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 performing this work is required to hold a forklift High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).

This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to:

  • plan for the work/task
  • prepare for the work/task
  • perform work/task
  • pack up

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • applying safe operating procedures for a forklift truck including:
    • maintaining safe operating speed
    • traveling with load lowered to an appropriate height for the terrain, operating surface and visibility in relation to direction of travel
  • applying relevant forklift truck manufacturer requirements and data plate information and approved modifications to attachments fitted are in accordance with manufacturer requirements
  • carrying out pre-start checks, including visual inspection which must include:
    • battery charge as required by manufacturer requirements
    • checking and interpreting data plate/s are relevant to the attachment and the forklift truck
    • checking for signs of paint separation and stressed welds indicating potential structural weakness
    • document evidence of damage
    • engine / mechanical fluid level checks including fuel as required by manufacturer requirements
    • ensuring availability of correct forklift truck logbook and updating records as required
    • ensuring forklift truck tynes or other attachment/s are securely fitted
    • ensuring seat and mirrors are adjusted appropriately and seat belt is functional
    • fluid leaks
    • lights are working effectively
    • safety equipment checks
    • signage and labels to ensure they are visible and legible
    • wheels and tyres for damage/correct inflation if applicable
  • conducting and applying risk and hazard assessment strategies including:
    • insufficient lighting
    • other specific hazards including dangerous goods
    • overhead hazards and fixed structures, roof beams and doorways
    • restricted and poorly ventilated areas
    • surface suitability based on forklift truck and task requirements
    • the risk of collision with people, moving plant and fixed structures
    • weather conditions
  • complying with Commonwealth, State and Territory Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation, regulations safe work and workplace procedures
  • conducting operational checks, which must ensure:
    • all controls are located, identified and tested for functionality
    • all hydraulic functions operated to maximum extension and ensuring attachment (if fitted) movements and control functions are smooth and comply with operating requirements
    • hazard warning systems (e.g. reversing beepers, lights and horns) are functional
    • recording and maintaining accurate information relating to forklift truck operations
    • safety devices as fitted
    • start-up is in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    • steering, transmission and brake functions comply with operating requirements
    • there are no unusual noises
  • confirming and following traffic management plan procedures relevant to their role in the work area
  • conducting relevant procedures for refuelling and isolating fuel/power source as per manufacturer requirements using appropriate PPE
  • determining relevant lifting attachment to perform work/task
  • determining lift requirements including:
    • positioning of unusually balanced/shaped loads
    • centre of gravity
    • dynamic nature of load
    • tyne/attachment positioning
    • weight
  • ensuring risk control measures within the work area are effective as per workplace procedures
  • identifying, isolating and tagging out defective equipment and reporting to authorised person/s
  • interpreting and confirming relevant documentation, workplace instructions, safety information, emergency procedures for the work task and relevant area
  • interpreting workplace procedures in relation to various environmental conditions
  • maintaining communication with other workplace personnel through using worksite procedures including:
    • audible and visual warning devices
    • signage
    • two-way radio
    • verbal instructions
    • written instructions
  • maintaining three points of contact whilst accessing and egressing forklift truck and ensuring rungs / steps are free of hazards
  • operating and monitoring safe forklift truck operations using minimum 250kg dynamic and non-dynamic loads that include:
    • aligning tynes/attachment to load
    • carrying out a lift to 75% of the maximum height
    • conducting trial lift to ensure forklift truck and load are stable, and load is safe to move
    • correctly using horns and mirrors in workplace
    • correctly positioning and using an observer to assist when operating with a load that may restrict vision or be placed out of vision of the operator
    • driving applicable to conditions and moving loads safely
    • driving a forklift truck safely with load in forward and reverse, while maintaining visibility through an obstacle course including:
      • an ‘S’ bend with a minimum 90 degrees left and right turn
      • ensuring load/s remains stable through pick up, transport and placement
      • forklift truck speed is appropriate to load and surroundings
      • lowering dynamic and non-dynamic loads to appropriate height for travel in forward and reverse
    • picking up, driving, manoeuvring and placing dynamic and non-dynamic loads safely at various heights within a compliant racking system
    • picking up, driving, manoeuvring and placing dynamic and non-dynamic loads safely into/onto an elevated, flat, stable area
    • tilting mast (or forks if applicable) to ensure balance of load
    • using gluts/dunnage appropriately and lowering load safely
    • using tilt and side shift (where fitted) safely to manoeuvre dynamic and non-dynamic loads into allocated space
  • reporting to relevant person/s on site risk control measures that are not in place or are deficient
  • setting up an exclusion zone
  • securely parking forklift truck and isolating in appropriate position including:
    • minimising possible access by unauthorised person/s
    • tynes/attachment lowered to required position in accordance with manufacturer requirements
    • park brake applied
    • switching off, isolating fuel/power source and removing key according to workplace procedures
  • shutting down a forklift truck in accordance with manufacturer requirements and workplace procedures

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • Australian and industry standards, codes of practice and guidelines to safely operate a forklift truck
  • communication procedures including:
    • audible and visual warning devices
    • hand signals
    • questioning techniques
    • signage
    • traffic warning systems
    • two-way radio
    • written instructions
  • forklift truck characteristics and capabilities, manufacturer requirements and instructions for any attachments
  • impact of the following on the operation of the forklift truck including:
    • failure/loss of control including brakes and steering
    • failure of equipment during forklift truck operations
  • forklift truck instability causes including:
    • deterioration of ground condition
    • overloading
    • pick up and placement of load
    • irregular loads
    • operating on ramps and uneven surfaces and in restricted spaces
  • use of forklift truck data plate and attachment data plate and appropriate methodology to determine weight of a load is appropriate for forklift truck and any attachment if fitted including the estimation or determination from:
    • labels on the actual load
    • markings on the actual load
    • paperwork such as consignment notes, running sheets and weighbridge dockets
    • weighing a carton and calculating load
  • manufacturer requirements, instructions and operator’s manual
  • problems, and appropriate response procedures to unplanned and/or unsafe environmental conditions including:
    • wind
    • lightning
    • water/ice impacted surface/ground
    • rain
    • extreme heat
    • Ultra violet (UV) exposure
  • problems and equipment faults, and implementing appropriate response procedures to unplanned and/or unsafe situations including:
    • lock out and tag out procedures
  • relevant procedures for refuelling and recharging forklift truck using appropriate PPE including:
    • gas bottle
    • connecting battery to charger and disconnecting battery from charger and reconnecting to forklift truck
    • refuelling
  • procedures for recording, reporting and maintaining workplace records and information
  • risk assessment process including hierarchy of control:
    • elimination
    • substitution
    • isolation
    • engineering controls
    • administrative controls
    • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • safe use and compliance of different types of attachments including:
    • bale clamps
    • carpet spike for carpet rolls
    • drum carrier
    • jib attachment
    • paper roll clamps
    • personnel work platforms
    • rotators
    • slippers/fork extensions on tynes
  • suitability and lifting capability of the attachment to be used
  • shut down procedures for a forklift truck in accordance with manufacturer requirements
  • traffic management plan procedures and requirements
  • typical routine problems encountered operating a forklift truck and associated equipment, and adjustments required for correction
  • workplace procedures including work plan which may be verbal, documented/written, or electronically generated
  • work area operating surface suitability including issues with:
    • backfilled ground
    • bitumen (damaged, cracked)
    • concrete (damaged, cracked)
    • hard compacted soil
    • potholes
    • railway tracks
    • rough uneven or difficult terrain including sloping surfaces, uneven surfaces, steel decks and grates
    • soft soils
    • trench covers
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)/Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) requirements, safe work and workplace procedures

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Simulators must not be used in the assessment of this unit of competency.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • a suitable forklift truck that complies with AS 2359 Powered industrial trucks and is in a safe/serviceable condition in accordance with manufacturer requirements
  • associated equipment for forklift truck operations
  • suitable dynamic and non-dynamic loads
  • suitable compliant racking system
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation including:
    • approved codes of practice and relevant guidance material
    • relevant Australian technical standards
    • manufacturer guidelines (instructions, requirements or checklists), relevant industry standards and operating procedures (where applicable)
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Why Choose First Choice Training Solutions?

Many of our practical training courses specifically target the high-risk work industry, specialising in the training assessment process for high-risk work licences – particularly in forklift operation, Craneage and Rigging trades.

Our team of experienced forklift operators posses a wealth of experience in competency based training, trades and – through practical, hands-on learning and professional mentorship. We will assist you to recognise and work to Safe Work Australia and SafeWork NSW guidelines, requirements and regulations, NSW legislation, and industry standards, ensuring successful completion of the required training.

Frequently Asked Questions on Forklift Training

You are eligible to obtain a forklift licence if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • complete a recognised forklift training course with a registered training organisation (RTO) and have been assessed as competent by a SafeWork NSW accredited assessor.
  • can use English at a level that enables the safe performance of high risk work.

Contact Safework NSW, they will mail a renewal form to you. You need to do this 2 months before your forklift licence is due to expire. You will need to complete the form and lodge it at an Australia Post office.

Once you’ve completed the forlift licence training course, the forklift licence will last for 5 years. After 5 years, you will need to pay the renewal fee to SafeWork NSW which is about $70. You will receive a licence renewal reminder close to your expiry date.

A Forklift Licence training course is $450 per person + $74 SafeWork NSW licence card issuing fee.

The forklift course is delivered over 2 days of training and assessment. This forklift licence requires re-certification every 5 years.

Have any questions on getting your Forklift Ticket?

Our team are here to help – call the office between 9am – 5pm or enquire through email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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