Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

The purpose of the forklift course is to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to safely operate a forklift truck. It will prepare the participant for a National High Risk Work Licence (Forklift Truck) issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania.

Participants will learn:

  • To perform pre-operation checks.
  • To plan the work.
  • To check controls on equipment.
  • About shifting and stacking the load.
  • To perform loading and unloading.
  • To shut down the equipment.
  • To secure the site.

Location, dates and times

PLEASE NOTE: Register early as places are limited. Maximum number is 6.
Courses are run subject to demand.  To register call 1300 655 307.

Clarence Campus  
3 days, Wednesday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm
F Block, Clarence Campus, Bounty Street, Warrane

  • 4 – 6 March 2020
  • 1 – 3 July 2020
  • 12 – 14 August 2020
  • 11 – 13 November 2020
  • 25 – 27 November 2020

Alanvale Campus
3 days, Monday to Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm
F Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham

  • 24 – 26 February 2020
  • 4 – 6 May 2020
  • 1 – 3 June 2020
  • 20 – 22 July 2020
  • 10 – 12 August 2020
  • 19 – 21 October 2020

Freer Farm, Burnie
3 days, Tuesday to Thursday – 8.30am to 4.30pm
Freer Farm, 128 – 206 Mooreville Road, Burnie

  • 31 March – 2 April 2020
  • 23 – 25 June 2020
  • 25 – 27 August 2020
  • 13 – 15 October 2020
  • 17 – 19 November 2020

3 days, Tuesday to Thursday – 8.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  To be advised

  • 7 – 9 July 2020
  • 29 September – 1 October 2020

Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

If you have experience in operating a forklift we may be able to offer you “assessment only” utilising a log book, or we may be able to reduce the training you may require.  Please contact us to discuss these operations.

Fees and Payments

2020:   $776 per person.  A concession rate is not available for this course.
This does not include the licence fee payable upon successful completion at Service Tasmania.  (approx. cost $69.52)
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

Please note, funding assistance may be available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board Website.

What will I need to bring?

You MUST wear protective work wear (safety boots and Hi-Vis clothing) for the practical assessment.
These need to be supplied by the student.

Essential Requirements

Participants must be from 18 years of age and comply with the requirements outlined in the application for high risk work (GF083) published by Workplace Standards Tasmania and have a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy.

Work Placement, Licensing and Other Requirements

Successful participants are able to apply for a National High Risk Work Licence (Forklift truck) as issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012.

This Licence is valid for five years and will then require renewal, as outlined below:

  • You’ll need to renew your licence every five years. WorkSafe Tasmania will post you a renewal notice, to the address you have registered with us.
  • If you do not receive your renewed licence within 60 days of your application, you’ll need to call WorkSafe.
  • You cannot perform high risk work while your licence has expired.
  • Re-assessment is required if you do not renew your licence within this 12 months.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


A Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed, and an interim licence to Perform High Risk Work (Forklift Truck).


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