Note: This is a non-accredited course

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This course aims to teach participants the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. You will be trained and assessed to the nationally recognised standard of TLILIC0003. You will be required to achieve full competency in this unit to receive a statement of attainment.

Your formal training will take three days to complete. On your first day of training, you will be provided with a Student Workbook. You will complete this workbook under the direct supervision of a Martyr Training Services Trainer and Assessor.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and control risks and hazards in the work area
  • Locate and interpret relevant documentation (e.g., logbook)
  • Select and inspect relevant equipment (e.g., barricades, fire fighting equipment)
  • Conduct all mandatory checks (pre-operational, operational, and post-operational) on a forklift truck
  • Operate a forklift truck

You will need to successfully demonstrate your skills and knowledge by:

  • Completing the full course three-day course, including both the theory and performance components,
  • Documenting the use of a forklift truck on more than one occasion while under the direct supervisor,
  • Maintaining a logbook detailing operations, under direct supervision, and
  • Completing a series of JSA, pre-start checks, and challenge tests.

This course includes a number of practice exams, which were designed to prepare you for your final assessment.

Your final assessment will consist of a mandated Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) licensed assessment instrument. This assessment is CLOSED BOOK and must be completed without reference to learning material. This assessment consists of three sections: knowledge assessment, calculations assessment, and performance assessment.

To achieve a satisfactory result on the mandated assessment, you must achieve a benchmark of:

  • A result of 95% (a minimum of 60 correct answers) on the knowledge assessment,
  • A result of 100% on the calculations assessment, and
  • A result of 100% in the mandated performance assessment.

Please be advised that competency in this unit does not result in a HRWL to operate this plant. Participants can apply for a HRWL through the Queensland Government website. An application fee applies.

Course Requirements

  • All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participants are required to bring THREE (3) FORMS OF ID with them to EACH DAY OF TRAINING, including assessment days. Participants who arrive without the required forms of ID will not be allowed into training, and no refunds will be given. See page 3 of the course flyer for more information on acceptable forms of ID.
  • Students must possess the literacy skills to read and write basic English. Numeracy skills need to be of at least a Grade 8 standard. For further information, please read the LLN document provided. If you were not provided with a separate LLN document, please contact our administration staff.
  • Students must bring their USI (unique student identification number).
  • Courses are conducted in a simulated work environment. Students must be attired appropriately with enclosed shoes. Students wearing sandals or thongs will not be allowed into the course.
  • To allow time for registration, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the commencement of your course. Students who arrive late will not be allowed into class.

*please download and read the course flyer for further information

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but currently Queensland Transport will grant three hours of logbook time for each hour with an accredited instructor for up to 10 hours. This means that just ten lessons with one of our trainers will make up 30 hours in the logbook.

While it is not a requirement to have lessons with an accredited assessor, it does offer invaluable experience for first-time drivers. Our experienced driving instructors are trained well above industry standard and participate in ongoing professional development and support – they are up to date with any changes in road rules. At Martyr Training Services, your safety is our priority. All of our vehicles are dual-controlled, meaning our assessors can step in to prevent an accident if needed.

Some people may only require one or two lessons, others may require more – it will depend on your driving experience, the frequency of driving lessons, and your confidence on the road. Your driving instructor will advise you of recommendations after each lesson.

We sure can! Please note, Queensland Transport charges a booking fee, which is be additional to the cost of your test. If you cancel your driving test, you will be refunded the amount less the booking surcharge.

Absolutely! This is something that all driver trainers should offer free of charge. When you book your driving test, just provide us with a pick-up and drop-off destination.

While we have given this a significant amount of consideration, this is not an option that we will be offering any time soon. We do not believe that it is in the best interest of our students to offer training in a vehicle that is not fitted with dual-control safety breaks. We understand how scary it can be getting behind the wheel for the first time, and we know that anxiousness can lead to simple mistakes. When you learn in a Martyr Training vehicle, our driver trainer is able to step in as needed to avoid accidents before the happen. At MTS, we have your safety in mind.

What is a non-accredited course?

Non-accredited training refers to a structured course that has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body and does not lead to a qualification within the Australia Qualifications Framework (AQF). Non-accredited training focuses on the development of specific knowledge and skillset.These programs are designed to prepare participants for a driving test with Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

Course code:

TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

Course duration:

3 days, including mandated assessment


18 years of age. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Level 2


This course includes a mandated CLOSED BOOK EXAM.

Online option available

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