forklift licence Sunshine CoastFor someone to be permitted to work as forklift operator in Sunshine Coast, Qld, you must be in possession of forklift ticket according to the type of truck you are operating. In Australia, forklift operation is classified as high risk work. And you need an HRW licence to be issued by Work and Health Safety Authority.

For you to get a forklift licence, you must determine what are your need and requirement are. Are you going to operate an order picker, then you need an LO licence. On the other hand, if you will drive other type of forklift other than stock/order picker type, you need an LO licence. LO licence is regarded as “full” licence.

Who is Qualified to Get a forklift Licence?

  • Applicant must have proper training in an RTO and completed the assessment given by an accredited assessor. List of RTOs is mentioned below for your reference.
  • An applicant must be at the legal age of 18 years old and up.
  • Understanding of the English language. This applies when an applicant’s first language is not English.
  • An applicant must submit 100 points of proof of identity. See reference here.

Enrolling for Forklift Training in RTO

To be fully trained and competent driver, you need to sign up in class scheduled by an RTO. List of RTOs in Sunshine Coast is below for your information.

Attend the Formal Training. This is classroom lecture part of the course that usually last for 1 day or so. But the length of this part may depend on comprehensiveness of the training you required. If you are total novice, it will take 2 days, if you have prior experience, it only takes 1 day to complete this.

The next part is assessment. An accredited assessor will give you written exam and practical driving test. This is to ensure that applicant acquired necessary skills to drive the forklift. Some applicants fail this part, and if you are not successful in the first try, you can immediately take this again without having to wait for another schedule.

After completing the assessment, the RTO will issue Statement of Attainment (TLILIC2001A) and assessor will give you the assessment summary (AS1 form).

Log Book Requirements for Inexperienced Forklift Operator

Necessary hours of forklift operation must be included in the log book. This is something every beginner must have in order to qualify for training assessment. If you do not have such accumulated number of hours in the log book, you and your trainer must complete this to ensure that you have received the skills and abilities to take the mandated training assessment.

Lodging of Licence Application in Australia Post

Once you obtained the Statement of Attainment and AS1 form, you need to complete these requirements in order for you to lodge those to the nearest Australia Post.

  • Application form that you can get from Australia Post.
  • 100 points evidence of identity. See reference here.
  • Old licence if you have any that has been issued to you in the past
  • Photo. Your digital photo will be taken at the Australia Post or you can submit your recent one.
  • Application fee of $70. Payment can be made in the form of credit card, cash, cheque, etc.

You need to lodge your applicant for HRW licence within sixty day (60) days after completing the assessment at RTO.

You can perform high risk work or forklift operation by presenting the Notice of Attainment, Assessment Summary and receipt issued to you by Australia Post. These are your confirmation that will serve as interim ticket, that you have submitted your application for HRW licence awaiting for its release.

Registered Training Organisations in Sunshine Coast, Qld

Listed below are the RTOs in this area that provide forklift licence course. If you want to know how to choose the best forklift training schools, click here. It can help you make decision where to get the forklift training.

Site Skills Training
219 Forestry Rd, Landsborough, 4550
07 5301 9330 |
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Contact: Tony Whittaker
07 5494 8924
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 Sunstate Forklift Training & Assessment
2/2 Dual ave Warana Sunshine Coast
Call: 07 54379941
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 Major Training
Provides training in Sunshine Coast and in other areas
1300 790 822
 Affordable Forklift Training
Service Sunshine Coast and other locations
Licence Cost: $400
 Barclay Thomas
For booking, call: 07 5573 0216
 Coastwide Truck and Forklift Trainers
2/26 Trinder Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558
M: 0417 000 207
P: (07) 5443 4527
F: (07) 5443 9023
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 Total Training Assessment
Provides training in Sunshine Coast and other areas
0437 275 055
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Service this territory and other cities and towns
0420 583297
Premier Freight & Training Group
0488 666 902
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Diggerman Corporate
13 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach, 4573
(07) 5351 1811
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Hi Reach Training Australia
512 Maroochydore Rd., Kunda Park QLD 4556
1300 661 40000


RTOs can deliver the training at their own facility or at the employer’s site. If employer requested to deliver the training on site, they must provide such facility at the premises. This is the effective way of training delivery, because the trainer can modify the course according to the workplace condition, knowledge and behavior of the forklift operator.

Who is Qualified for Interstate HRW Licence

  • Resident of Queensland
  • Someone who lives closely in Queensland or in near to its border
  • Someone who is not a resident of this territory but contracted for a job by an employer doing business in Queensland or his primary place of work is Queensland
  • If applicant is working for national company that has an arrangement with an RTO in Queensland. Applicant must secure a letter from their employer as evidence of commercial arrangement. This is to be submitted together with all the requirements when lodging the application.

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