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Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

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Gain the skills and knowledge to safely operate a forklift truck.

As per national guidelines students will learn how to conduct routine checks, proper shifting of a load and how to correctly shutdown and secure a forklift. Forklift is considered high risk work and you will attain the skills required to manoeuver goods in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transport, mining and production industries.

  • WorkSafe requires the student must be 18 years of age to obtain a High-Risk Licence.
  • Students are expected to have basic English reading, writing and numeracy skills to complete the National Assessment Instrument (NAI) - the mandated assessment.
  • It is expected that students will be able to communicate in English without assistance from another person (including a translator).
  • Students must be prepared to undertake the written and practical tests under specific test conditions (e.g. closed book, stipulated time frame).
  • Students need to be able to get on and off the forklift using three points of contact, without assistance. 

Course Requirements

Students will need:

  • Enclosed footwear (steel capped boots preferable) 
  • Long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Students must be able to provide ID as per applicant guide issued by WorkSafe WA (Refer Applicant Guide - Application for a High Risk Work Licence). For example two coloured passport photos and two forms of identification.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment. 

A WorkSafe fee for the High Risk Licence is included into the course fee and completed applications and fees will be sent directly to WorkSafe. 

Study options and how to apply

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Semester 2, 2023

Northam - Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set - Semester 2

Duration 3 Days
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Northam
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Additional fee Total fee
General $64.80 $19.96 $86.00 $170.76
Concession $19.20 $19.96 $86.00 $125.16

Additional fees:

Worksafe Fee - $86.00

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2023, students born on or after 1 July 2005 who are at least 15 years old in 2023) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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