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TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Our 3-Day Entry Level Forklift Course provides inexperienced operators additional time to gain the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.

This course is required to be completed and passed prior to being assessed for the High Risk Work Licence for Forklift (LF class).

Note: Our 3-Day Entry Level Forklift Course is designed for people with minimal or no forklift experience.

Course Plan

The 3-Day training course that we offer at ATEC involves a 4-Stage learning process, as follows:

Stage 1

Stage 1: Pre-course online theory – consisting of our learner resource and an 84-question (true/false & multi choice) assessment.

This will need to be completed to attend stage 2 of training

Stage 2

Stage 2: Day 1 of the face-to-face theory & practical block at either our Lonsdale or Ottoway site

This will involve the:

  • Calculation Assessment
  • Forklift Checks/Maintenance; and
  • Practical forklift skills training

Stage 3

Stage 3: Day 2 of face-to-face theory & practical block at either our Lonsdale or Ottoway site, will be more intense practical training.

Stage 4

Stage 4: Day 3 SafeWork SA Theory & Calculations Assessment – Closed Book & Practical HRWL Assessment by an approved SafeWork SA Assessor.

Day 3 is controlled by Safe Work SA entirely, as this is the High-Risk Licence component of training it is far more stringent on the assessment and resulting process. The SafeWork SA day involves the:

  • Theory & Calculation Assessment – Closed book
  • Practical Assessment - Practical Assessment – Can only be attempted after successfully passing the theory & calculations

ATEC follows all guidelines set out by SafeWork SA and ask all participants to do the same by listening and following instructions laid out by your trainer and absolutely suggest paying attention and taking notes throughout the course. This will considerably increase your chances in passing the SafeWork SA assessment. If this is not done, will lead to a ‘ Not Yet Competent (NYC) result.

Those who receive a NYC will have to reschedule for the SafeWork SA component only at a cost of $280. Those who do not pass the SafeWork SA theory are unable to move onto the final stage of assessment, the Practical.


If you do not believe you have the literacy or Numeracy levels required, please contact us to discuss your options.

Entry Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or hold an eligible VISA.
  • Have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculations independently.

Course Fees

  • Without CITB: $590.00
  • With CITB: $350.00
  • Re-Sit Fee: $280.00
    In the event you do not pass the Safe Work SA assessment, you will have the opportunity, to re-book and re-sit this day of training. You will need to have successfully gained the TLILIC0003 unit.

Subsidised Training

This course may be subsidised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for eligible participants visit https://citb.org.au/construction-workers-or-apprentices/short-course-funding to apply.

forklift licence sa subsidised training


Please note that there is a cost associated with the issuance of the licence from the Service SA Customer Service Centre.

Note: You must be 18 years or older to undertake this training.

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This course is available at: Lonsdale

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