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
  • SAPOT Plant Operator Training
  • G & L Heavy Vehicle Training Centre
  • Construction Industry Training Centre (CITC)
  • TAFE SA (government of South Australia)
  • Australia Workplace Training
  • ATEC – Adelaide Training and Employment Centre
  • MTA Training and Employment Centre
  • BJ Network Consulting Australia
  • Coates Hire
  • Traducation
  • Transport Training Centre
  • Red Earth Training Solution
  • Adelaide Forklift Training Centre Pty Ltd
  • TIDE Training
  • Forklift Licence Advisor
  • Allan Miller Driving School
  • ATC Centre
  • IS Australia Adelaide

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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