Forklift Licensing


Our Forklift operations course covers the functions required to prepare and operate a forklift truck to the standards set by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland/WorkCover Queensland. This unit involves planning tasks for working conditions, using the controls and operating systems to manage the operation of the equipment, locating the load and identifying the load characteristics, safely moving the load, monitoring the controls and stopping, shutting down and securing the equipment after the completion of operations.

Forklift operations requires a High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) issued by Work Place Health and Safety QLD (WHSQ). Ascent Training Solutions has developed a high-quality detailed training course that prepares you to perform the operations of a forklift with a high importance on safety.

The course will teach you how to plan your work, conduct routine checks, ability to shift loads and shutdown and secure the forklift. You will also learn about:

  • WHS/OH&S licensing legislation
  • Hazard prevention and control methods
  • Load types and characteristics
  • Shift and maneuver a variety of loads
  • Ground conditions
  • Forklift instability ie. Overloading, poor load placement, irregular loads
  • Conducting regular pre and post-operational checks on equipment

This is a 2 ½ -3-day course involving high quality face to face training at our training facility in Pinkenba, QLD.

Onsite training and assessing is available at your company location. However, in such cases, we would conduct an inspection of the equipment that will be used to ensure the safety and conditions of the equipment is ideal for on-site training and meets the WHSQ requirements for assessment.

There are no pre-requisites for this course however, to undertake formal assessment and obtain a HRWL you must be at least 18 years of age and be proficient (read and write) with basic English.

You will also be required to produce 3 forms of identification which should include a current photo ID. ID requirements can be found by visiting

We would also require the candidates to wear basic PPE such as hi-vis, safety helmet, boots (preferably steel capped) and wear sun protectionduring the training.

Any medical problems or health conditions are required to disclosed beforetraining commences.

50% of the course cost is to be paid at the time of the booking and the balance is payable prior to the commencement of the course.

All payments can be made using Direct Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. In the case of a failed payment or dishonored transaction, the enrolment of the candidate will be suspended. In such cases, you can seek a transfer to another course.

You can find more information about enrolment and payment policies in student handbook.

Refund Policy

Kindly refer to our student handbook for more information on our refund policy.

Our focus is not limited to providing you with industry knowledge and developing the required skills. We ensure you have the confidence and capability to apply the knowledge and skills to real life high risk jobs.

On successful completion:

  • You will be issued a Statement of Attainment for TLILIC2001Licence to operate a forklift truckmaking you eligible for HRWL license.
  • LHRW Assessment Summary – AS1 form to apply for your High Risk Work Licence through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • Industry knowledge and skills to operate aforklift truck.

Subsidies are available for eligible candidates through Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ). CSQ is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ provides funding for eligible workers as specified in theBuilding and Construction industry (portable Log Service Leave Act 1991go to this link for more information )

More information regarding subsidised training courses can be found on our csq page - visit

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High-Risk Work Licence Forklift Truck – TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck – On your site or Brisbane North – Brendale

This Course covers the functions required to prepare and operate a forklift truck to meet minimum training and assessment standards for Workplace Health and Safety / WorkCover Queensland.  This unit has been developed in accordance with the licensing and assessment requirements of Australian Workplace Health and Safety.

This unit involves planning the work for the prevailing working conditions, using the controls and operating systems to manage the operation of the equipment, locating the load and identifying the load characteristics, safely moving the load, monitoring the controls and stopping, shutting down and securing the equipment after the completion of operations.

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Forklift truck – LF

Forklift operations course

The LF high-risk work license class allows you to use forklift trucks but does not include order-picking forklift trucks (see below).

A forklift truck is a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage which has a pair of fork arms attached (that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground) or other load holding attachment.

Order-picking forklift truck – LO

To operate an order-picking forklift truck you need an LO high-risk work license.

An order-picking forklift truck has the operator’s control as part of the load carriage/lifting media and lifts with it. Order-picking forklift trucks are generally referred to as “stock pickers”. They can be fitted with a platform extension for use in furniture warehouses or can be a turret truck in narrow aisle warehouses.

Course Overview

Forklift Licence Training aims to give participants hands-on practical skills and knowledge in the safe and efficient operation of a counter-balance forklift. Participants will gain an understanding of applicable legislation:

  • Forklift types and uses
  • Load charts
  • Load types and characteristics
  • Lifting attachment types and uses
  • Be able to plan work and manage risks
  • Pre and post start checks
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Forklift stability
  • Shift and manoeuvre a variety of loads
  • Shutdown procedures and associated paperwork.

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*With CSQ Funding

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