Forklift Licence

Kick start a career in warehousing and logistics, or expand your skills across a range of industries with a Forklift Licence from Major Training Group.

Forklift Licence




3 days

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Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Licence to Operate A Forklift Truck (TLILIC0003), you’ll be qualified to safely operate a forklift in the workplace anywhere in Australia. This forklift licence is valid for 5-10 years.

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Gain the skills to safely operate a forklift in the workplace with a forklift licence from Major Training Group. We deliver high-quality, reliable forklift training solutions across QLD that will give you the skills to meet the highest standards of safety and compliance as a forklift operator in any industry.

Course Details

The Licence to Operate A Forklift Truck (TLILIC0003) is a nationally recognised forklift licence that qualifies you to operate a forklift anywhere in Australia.
You’ll train in a well-maintained fleet supported by our knowledgeable team. We deliver high-quality, reliable forklift training solutions across QLD that give you the skills to meet the highest standards of safety and compliance as a forklift operator in any industry.
A Licence to Operate A Forklift Truck (TLILIC0003) with Major Training Group teaches you how to safely plan the forklift work, conduct routine checks on a forklift truck, shift loads in a safe manner, and safely shut down and secure equipment after completing operations.
Successful completion of our forklift course in Brisbane will result in a forklift ticket. You’ll require a valid forklift licence to remain employed or gain employment as an operator of these vehicles. These versatile machines are used across a range of industries and are a great start to any career.
We provide forklift training across the state in areas including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast. Contact us to arrange a training event at your site or one of our purpose-built facilities to get your forklift licence in QLD.


Pre-course study guide

Detailed training schedule

Classroom-based training with safety videos, demonstrations, and instructions delivered by our accredited trainers

Written and practical assessment including all training materials and a hi-vis vest

Reliable practical training to meet logbook requirements

Nationally recognised statement of attainment

ENTRY Requirements

  • Be able to read and write basic English (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Provide three forms of identification – click here to view valid documents
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants)

High-risk work Licences

  • High risk work licences have a 5-year life span. After this period, the licence will need to be renewed. This can be done via the WHS Queensland website.
  • If your high risk work licence has expired, you’re not classified as a licenced operator until it’s renewed.
  • You have up to 12 months to renew your high risk licence. If it’s past the 12-month period, you’ll be required to re-sit the written and practical exam.
  • A VOC cannot be done on an expired licence.

How To Apply For a High Risk Work Licence

  • You have 60 days from successfully completing your practical assessment to apply with WorkSafe QLD for your high risk work licence.
  • There is an application fee to lodge your AS1 Form.
  • Click here for more information.

Forklift Licence

With a Forklift Licence, you can explore various job opportunities that require operating forklifts in different industries.

Possible Roles

Forklift Operator: The most straightforward option is to work as a forklift operator. Many warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and construction sites require skilled forklift operators to move materials, load and unload trucks, and organise inventory.

Logistics and Supply Chain: In the logistics and supply chain industry, forklift operators play a critical role in the movement and transportation of goods. You can work in warehouses, distribution centres, or transportation hubs, ensuring the smooth flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

Retail and Wholesale: Retailers and wholesalers may hire forklift operators to manage inventory in their warehouses or assist with loading and unloading trucks for deliveries. Your ability to operate a forklift safely and efficiently will be an asset in these environments.

Warehouse Associate: With a forklift license, you can work as a warehouse associate, supporting various tasks such as inventory management, order picking, packing, and shipping. Your forklift skills will be valuable for efficiently moving and storing goods within the warehouse.

Construction and Manufacturing: Construction sites and manufacturing plants often require forklift operators to handle heavy materials, load and unload construction equipment, or assist with production processes. Your forklift skills will contribute to the efficiency and productivity of these operations.

Potential wages could be in the region of $60,000 to $65,000 per year or around $32 per hour

Delivery Options

Major Training Group provides flexible and accessible training options that cater to both new and existing workers. Whether you’re starting your career or looking to enhance your skills, our programs are designed to meet your needs. Our comprehensive training includes five days of formal classes, covering all the necessary theoretical knowledge along with supervised logbook training for up to 40 hours, allowing you to gain practical experience under expert guidance. You can be confident that our programs meet the requirements for obtaining a High Risk Licence, ensuring that you are equipped with the necessary qualifications for your chosen field.

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Utilise Major's well-equipped sites across South East Queensland (SEQ) for your training needs. We have popular industry courses running weekly.
Major also run courses in Northern NSW. Contact us today to learn more about undertaking a course in Northern NSW.

Course Details

Duration: 3 days

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: This course is the perfect choice if you don’t yet have formal experience in operating a Forklift and are looking at gaining employment or starting a new career. This course will teach you everything you need to know from start to finish and is delivered in person over 3 days by our knowledgeable team.

  • Both the formal and informal requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites
  • Everything you need from start to finish
  • 25-hours of high-quality training over 3 days delivered by our knowledgeable team or theory online with 1 day practical and gap training, 1 day assessment
  • Course starts Mondays and Wednesdays every week
  • Students are trained to a competency level suitable to achieve all elements of the assessment
  • Assessments are on Wednesdays & Fridays

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Duration: 1-1 ½ days formal training, 1 day practical training & up to 6 months log book on the job and 1 day of assessment

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: Suitable for existing workers requiring a SOA / Forklift Licence to enter the workforce and that can complete the mandatory informal training on the job at their current employment

  • Employer involvement and licenced operator required to supervise
  • All requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training Group’s high-quality simulated worksites throughout QLD and your employers workplace
  • 1-1 ½ days formal training, 1-day practical training, and up to 6 months logbook on the job
  • Formal training is completed at a Major Training site
  • Forklift formal training is on the first day of the course with assessment once the logbook is completed
  • Employers must agree and fill in all relevant areas of the students logbook
  • Students must log hours and detail of relevant tasks performed at their workplace
  • Student log book must be signed off by employer or employer’s representative with the relevant OHS licence
  • A completed log book with an employer’s letter validating the log is required
  • Students have up to 6 months to complete

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Experienced Operators Course

Duration: 2 days

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: Operators with demonstrated previous experience. Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior experience for enrolment in this course, which may include an expired licence. This can be a more economical option for already skilled people.

  • Students must demonstrate previous experience
  • Cheaper and quicker 2-day course
  • Evidence of previous experience required (e.g. old logbooks, training plans, interstate or expired tickets)

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Study Information

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We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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