How to obtain forklift licence in AdelaideEveryone intending to work as a forklift driver in Adelaide has to undergo certification to be conducted by a certified RTO. The certification students possessed make sure that they are not only qualified but also certified to perform a high risk work. Employers oblige qualified individuals applying for forklift driving positions to take licences before submitting application papers. Operator who are already employed doing high risk work are now required to get new type licence as mandated by WorkSafe Australia.

Here are the steps to take when applying for a licence.

Forklift Licence Application

  1. Make a self assessment which training course adequate with your level of competency.

  2. Book for training course schedule with Registered Training Organisation. See below the certified RTOs in Adelaide.

  3. The RTO will conduct lectures and theoretical training as part of the course, the students need to pass the written examination.

  4. After passing the exam, the practical forklift training will proceed. A licenced operator from RTO will carry out the overall supervision. The student must be assessed satisfactorily. The assessment includes classroom participation, knowledge, performance and load calculations, and other criteria set forth by RTO.

  5. Students who completed the course and successfully passed the assessment process will receive certificate of attainment (TLILIC2001A – Licence to operate a Forklift truck or TLILIC2002A licence - order-picking forklift truck, depending on which one you applied), notice of assessment and SafeWork Invoice. These documents together with 100 points Evidence of Identify are to be submitted within 60 days for processing to Australia Post to obtain High Risk Work forklift licence as governed by SafeWork SA.

Latest government legislation required students to have Unique Students Identifier (USI) before they can receive their plastic licence and certification.

To apply for USI, visit to know the application process.

List of Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Adelaide

  • Forklift Quality Training - 3/520 Grand Jct Rd, Angle Park SA 5010, Australia, Phone: +61 8 8244 4958
  • SAPOT Plant Operator Training - 5 Lindsay Rd, LONSDALE, SA, 5160, Phone:(08) 8387 7779
  • G & L Heavy Vehicle Training Centre - 4 Hines Rd, Wingfield SA 5013, Phone: +61 8 8359 0099
  • Construction Industry Training Centre (CITC) - 491-499 South Rd, Regency Park SA 5010, Phone: +61 8 8301 4500
  • TAFE SA (government of South Australia) - Tim Hutchinson, Regional Manager, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, Mount Barker Campus, T: (08) 8391 7390, M: 0477 740 558
  • Australia Workplace Training - 50 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA 5112, Phone: +61 8 8282 7600
  • ATEC – Adelaide Training and Employment Centre - 275 Grand Jct Rd, Ottoway SA 5013, Phone: +61 1300 112 832
  • MTA Training and Employment Centre - 3 Frederick Rd, Royal Park SA 5014, Phone: +61 8 8241 0522
  • BJ Network Consulting Australia - 259 Hanson Rd, Wingfield SA 5013, Phone: +61 8 8345 1511
  • Coates Hire - 1052 Port Road, Albert Park SA 5014, Ph:(08) 8268 0300, Fax:(08) 8268 0301
  • Transport Training Centre - 9 Mill Ct, Kilburn SA 5084, Phone: +61 8 8133 1200
  • Red Earth Training Solution - 336 Diment Rd, Burton SA 5110, Phone: +61 8 8280 3439
  • Adelaide Forklift Training Centre Pty Ltd - 134 Frederick Street, Welland, SA 5007, Phone: 883461161
  • TIDE Training - 18 Graham Road, Mt Gambier, South Australia, 5290, Phone Number: 1300 843 387, Fax Number: 1300 843 332
  • Allan Miller Driving School - 1 Senna Rd, Wingfield SA 5013, +61 8 8186 7200
  • Access Training Centre - 7 La Salle St, Dudley Park SA 5008, Phone: +61 8 8169 9800
  • IS Australia Job Central - Adelaide, 1381 Main North Rd, Para Hills West, SA, Phone: (08) 8282 3700

Requirements of Forklift Certification

  • Driver’s licence. This is required if student is going to operate a forklift truck on public roads.
  • Evidence of identification (passport, birth card, residency card, etc.)
  • Student must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Student must understand English language, literacy on writing and speaking.
  • Wearing of PPEs

Points to Know When Applying for the Licence

  • It is not the RTO who issues licences
  • Licenses for work classified as high risk will be processed and issued by WorkSafe.
  • There’s a nominal cost you need to pay to Australia Post upon submission of application.
  • Operators holding licenced issued between these dates: January 1, 2005 to August 31, 2010, must convert their licences to HRW licences before the expiry date on September 1, 2015. The forklift licences issued before January 1, 1999 are now expired, operators holding licences like these, are now recommend for RTO retraining and reassessment.

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