TLILIC2001 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

Who Should Attend

Persons who are working in, or intend to work in the building and construction industry, warehousing, or are working with load shifting equipment that requires a high risk work certificate (or authority).


How long will the training take?

The training in High Risk Work involves three distinct stages—formal training (both practical and theory), workplace experience, and assessment. The length of time required for each stage is listed in the table below:



Provided by

Formal Theory Training

1 Day

Total Management & Training

Formal Practical Training

Total Management & Training

Workplace Experience *

variable **

Employer – Supervision to be undertaken by person with equivalent certificate.

Theory and Calculations Assessment

4 hours ***

Total Management and Training & a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Approved Assessor

Practical Assessment

Up to 2 hours

* Supervision of the workplace experience must be provided by persons who hold a licence equivalent to the one the participant wishes to be assessed on. The participant must be supervised when they operate the equipment or perform the certified activities. The participant must maintain a training record of the tasks they have performed.

** The amount of workplace experience varies from individual to individual. If your supervisor is confident you have achieved an understanding of all tasks, and can perform them satisfactorily, then assessment can be arranged.

*** 4 hours have been allocated for the theory and calculations assessment. However, the time required to complete the assessment will depend on the individual student and may be significantly reduced.


What will participants learn?

Participants will be instructed in the safe and efficient use of load shifting equipment. The course will include the following:

  • Plan the work to be completed, taking into account prevailing conditions
  • Conduct routine checks of equipment
  • Using controls and operating systems to manage the equipment
  • Load characteristics
  • Safely moving the load
  • Shuttling down and securing equipment after completion of operations
  • Securing the site

Queensland Licence / Certificate

Forklift (LF)

Unit of Competence

TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck

Who is eligible to undertake this training?

Participants being assessed must be 18 years old or more. Participants must also produce proof of identity before the final assessment can be undertaken. Participants are required to have sufficient numeracy and literacy skills to:

  • Carry out basic mathematical calculations
  • Use a calculator
  • Understand written work instructions
  • Understand tables and figures for job procedures 

We can provide support in some areas. Where we cannot, we will provide direction to other agencies who may be able to assist.

How is the course conducted and assessed?

The process will be conducted in three stages—training, on-the-job practice, and finally assessment.

The training component is conducted by Total Management and Training (TMT) at their premises, or it can be conducted onsite for your staff. The training component will encompass theoretical and practical training for operating a forklift. At this stage there is no formal summative assessment conducted, however a formative assessment is conducted to ensure safety requirements are met before the on-the-job component.

The participant then undertakes practice tasks on-the-job (at their workplace) as the next step. This involves completing the required practical tasks and recording them in a record book provided by Total Management and Training. The workplace supervisor is to sign the training record book once they believe the participant is ready for assessment. This record book must be submitted to Total Management and Training at the time of booking your final assessments.

Note: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) requires a 3 working day notification period of ALL assessments. Ensure you contact us a minimum of 5 days prior to assessment to ensure this notification can be provided. If notification cannot be provided in the designated timeframe, the assessment cannot occur.

The final part of the course is completion of the WHSQ theory and practical assessments. These are to be booked with TMT as per the above timeframes. Once the participant is competent in the theory and calculations they are then required to complete the practical assessment. Please note subsequent reassessments due to a not yet satisfactory result will attract additional fees.

Once all assessment tasks are complete, the participant will be eligible to apply for a High Risk Work Licence.

Please note this is a separate process to the training and the license application will attract further fees. These fees are set by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, and TMT has no control over the fee structure.


What will participants receive upon successful completion of the course?

Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued with the relevant High Risk Work application documentation together with a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency completed.


Venue / Equipment Costs

Where course are conducted on-site then a suitable venue (which can accommodate up to the number of participants), and a white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of the training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company.

Also when conducting assessment on-site, we will require time and an area allocated to allow participants to be assessed without interruption. If you wish to use your own forklift, we will require details on its make and model and will have to ensure it meets the appropriate standards and requirements for the training.

Essential Equipment Required—Training and Assessment

  • Area to conduct practical training
  • A forklift truck (any capacity) and associated manuals and logbooks
  • Shelving/racking at ground level, medium level (>25% mast height), high level (>75% mast height)
  • Three different loads (suitable to work area and less than 500kg)
  • Hazard control measures
  • Whistles or radios
  • Obstacles to create chicane
  • Each participant will require a safety helmet, work clothing, safety footwear, gloves and eye protection

Essential Equipment Required—Assessment Only

  • A working zone of no less than 400m2
  • A forklift truck that has a capacity of at least 1000kg

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on- charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


Scheduling a Dedicated Course

Onsite or dedicated courses may be scheduled for a group. Standard pricing is available on this flyer, however contact us with the number of students which require training and where the training is to be conducted to enable us to provide you with a quote. Please note pricing is GST exempt.



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