The Telescopic Materials Handler or Telehandler course is nationally recognized, giving you the skills to operate a telehandler in the civil construction industry. The training will also allow you to use this versatile machinery for lifting and carrying materials in a range of industries including mining and agriculture industries.

Our industry Trainers and Assessors will provide you with high quality, flexible and reliable training, giving you hands-on real-world skills to meet the highest standards of safety and compliance in the industry. Our trainers and assessors will ensure you are site ready and have the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently undertake work in a range of working environments.

Verification of Competency (VOC) courses also available.

The course will teach you how to plan and prepare for telehandler operations,carry out machine operation such as; attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials, maintenance, select, remove and fit attachments, machine relocation and conducting housekeeping activities. You will also learn about:

  • OH&S legislation
  • Hazard prevention and risk control methods
  • Carry out pre and post operational checks
  • Loading and unloading of the machine
  • calculating volume and weights maintaining equipment written records
  • selecting, attaching and securing appropriate slings and lifting gear
  • Move the machine safely within and/or between work areas, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements

Depending on prior knowledge and experience, our courses are run over 3 - 5-days involving high quality face to face and logbooktrainingat our training yard in Brisbane.

Onsite training and assessing is available onsite 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 requirements for assessment.

There are no pre-requisites for this course however, to undertake formal assessment and operation of the machine you must be at least 16 years of age, be proficient (read and write) with basic English and be able to pass a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment

You will also be required to produce 2 forms of identification which should include a current photo ID. We would also require you 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.

The full course cost is to be paid prior to the commencement of the course.

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 formal assessment

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 construction jobs.

On successful completion:

  • You will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • Personalized wallet sized Operators Card with the unit of competency listed
  • Industry knowledge and skills to operate atelehandler.

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 QLD based eligible workers as specified in theBuilding and Construction industry (portable Log Service Leave Act 1991) See

More information regarding subsidised training courses and eligibility can be found on our page

For further information you can contact us on (07) 5658 0040 or email us at

Telescopic Materials Handler (Telehandler) Operations is an excellent course providing the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct telescopic materials handler operations in the resources, infrastructure, building and construction industries.

Telescopic Handler Operations Course


The Telescopic Materials Handler (Telehandler) course content includes:


  • Planning and preparing
  • Conducting machine pre-operational checks
  • Operating the telescopic materials handler
  • Attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials
  • Selecting, removing and fitting attachments
  • Relocating the telescopic materials handler
  • Carrying out machine operator maintenance
  • Shut down and post-operational checks


Please click here to download a pdf of the complete course outline.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic materials handler operations.

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