TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Forklift truck means a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck. A person performing this work is required to hold a forklift truck high risk work (HRW) licence.

This course includes:

  • Plan work / task
  • Prepare for work / task
  • Perform work / task
  • Pack up





Licensing Information

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL Requirements. The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licensing class as detailed in this unit.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 18 years
  • 100 points ID check
  • Basic command of English language
    • Reading and writing – a learner must be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts
    • Oral communication – a learner must be able to use and respond to spoken language
  • Basic ability in mathematics for formula’s and load calculations
  • Must have necessary health and fitness to carry out duties safely
  • Successful completion of LLN skills assessment (if necessary)


  • National High Risk Licence (LF) – issued by SafeWork NSW
  • Statement of Attainment – issued by HPA Training

Duration and Cost

  • 3 days training inclusive of assessment – HPA Training
  • 1-day High Risk Licence assessment – SafeWork NSW
  • Total 4 days
  • $550.00 – Note:  this does not cover the application fee to process your High Risk Work Licence at the Post Office

Payment Methods

Payments are either paid via an invoice (EFT or BPay) or directly through our Booking & Payment Form (by debit/credit card) on our website – 2.2% fee.

Mode of Assessment

Assessments both theory and practical will be explained to students at the commencement of the course and conducted throughout the course duration. Some examples of assessment will be group participation, theory questions, work type activities and practical demonstrations and observations. This unit also requires the student to be assessed by SafeWork NSW. Re Assessment fee – $250.00


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Notice of Satisfactory Assessment for Licence – TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck by a SafeWork NSW Accredited Assessor.

HRWL – Application

Participants have 60 days to process their Notice of Satisfactory at a NSW post office


Training/assessment can be conducted at HPA Training Facility – 13 & 3/1 Marina Close Mount Kuring-Gai NSW providing the following requirements are met:

  • Signed agreement to train on site
  • All necessary equipment on HPA Trainings equipment list available and in good condition
  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Suitable clear operating area
  • Operational live worksite

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts

All equipment

What to bring

  • High Vis clothing
  • Steel capped boots
  • Safety helmet
  • 100 points of ID
  • Unique Student Identifier Number – – if you need help with this our trainer will help you on the day

Your rights and obligations

Please refer to HPA Student Handbook on our website including RPL, Language, Literacy and Numeracy support, Privacy, Refund, Complaints and Appeals and cancellation policy.

Support Services

If you have any concerns regarding your Language, Literacy & Numeracy ability please ring HPA Office and speak to one of our trainers who can advise you on what support we can offer you.


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