About this course

Safe and efficient use of forklifts is just smart work practice. This 3 day course trains and assesses participants for a SafeWork NSW forklift licence.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • following OHS procedures and effectively manage hazards
  • conducting routine checks and follow correct procedures
  • operating forklift and shift loads safely and efficiently.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 3 or 4 day options
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $1,050 GST-free ($1,200 - 4 days) Nil to eligible applicants


  • Check forklift condition
  • Drive a forklift safely and efficiently
  • Operate according to site conditions
  • Monitor and maintain forklift performance

  • $1050.00 GST-free ($1,200 - 4 days)
  • Includes vehicle supply and PPE

  • Design of forklifts and SWL requirements
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Safe operation of forklifts
  • Lifting loads and calculations required
  • Using attachments and slinging loads
  • Operate forklifts and shift loads

  • Participants receive course training materials.
  • This course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction.

To be eligible for a Forklift licence, you must be at least 18 years of age. For more information, visit Safe Work NSW.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck.

Additional Information

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