Forklift Training Melbourne

Learn how to effectively and safely operate a forklift in the TLILIC0003 – Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck course at CFMEU Education & Training, Melbourne. We offer nationally recognised forklift training delivered by industry experts. Register today!


Incolink members: FREE

Non-members: $750


Melbourne Metro


3 Days Face-to-Face

TLILIC0003 - Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

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.

A forklift truck is 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 truck 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 

Forklift Operation Course Information

Licensing/Regulatory Information
Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency.

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL requirements.

The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.

3 Days

Pre-requisite Unit

Entry Requirements

  • White Card – (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)
  • Hold or held a Provisional driver’s licence or higher
  • No jewellery to be worn on hands
  • Stud earrings only
  • Long hair must be tied up at all times when out on the hard stand or shed
  • Any other items deemed unsafe by the Trainer and Assessor

What to bring to class?

  • PPE – hard hat, safety footwear and safety vest
  • White Card – (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)
  • A Provisional Drivers Licence or higher

Victorian Skills First Program
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria applies.

For fee information, please go to the following link:
Fees and Charges 

CFMEU Education & Training is open to all members of the public. Register now to level up your skills in the construction industry with world-class training facilities and instructors!

Forklift Course FAQs


Who should attend?

A forklift licence is commonly required in industries such as warehousing, engineering, industrial or manufacturing. This course will provide you with the required safety, planning, and operational knowledge you’ll need to operate a forklift safely and successfully.


What will you learn?

Our forklift course requires face-to-face training that covers the following aspects:

  • Legislative requirements
  • Pre- and post-start operational checks
  • Working area inspection
  • Hazard/risk identification
  • Communications
  • General operations
  • Shifting and moving loads
  • Working load limits
  • Shut down and secure the forklift truck
  • Safe forklift operating procedures

This course combines theoretical and practical training and assessment.


Is forklift training mandatory?

A forklift truck licence is essential for anyone who operates or intends to operate a forklift on any site in Australia.

The TLILIC0003- Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck unit of competency is nationally accredited training, accepted all across Australia.

Call now to discuss your requirements.

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