Forklift Licence (LF)

TLILIC2001B Licence to operate a forklift truck


On completion of this training and assessment you will be able to operate a powered industrial forklift truck:

This is a NSW WorkCover course and NSW WorkCover sets criteria and requirements.

Eligibility for a high risk work licence
You are eligible to obtain a licence if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • can use English at a level that enables the safe performance of high risk work
  • have the necessary knowledge and ability to safely perform the high risk work
  • have been assessed as competent by an assessor working for Len’s Driving School using the relevant assessment instrument under realistic workplace conditions

For any High Risk Course you must complete an evidence of identity (EOI) form and present original documents showing your name, photo, date of birth, signature and current address to the value of 100 points to the trainer or assessor.

You must provide original documents, not photocopies or certified copies.

Commonly used combinations of evidence of identity documents include:

  • an Australian birth certificate and an Australian driver’s licence, or
  • an Australian drivers licence, Medicare card, ATM card and a utilities bill.

The table below outlines the acceptable evidence of identity (EOI) documents and points value allocated to each document. The combination of EOI documents must contain your date of birth, current residential address, photograph and signature.

The documents you provide generally should be the same documents you provide to the Australia Post customer service officer when lodging your Application for National Licence to Perform High Risk Work – New Application form.

If you use more than one credit card, savings account card or statement, they must be from different financial institutions.

  • If you use more than one utilities bill, they must be from different utilities providers.
  • ALL documents provided must contain your name in full, not just your initials. The only exception may be a Council rates notice.

100 POINT evidence of identity (EOI)

Primary Documents (Note: only one primary document can be provided) Point Value
Full Australian Birth Certificate/Birth Card 70pts(issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages)
Australian or International Passport 70pts(current or expired within last two years but not cancelled)
Australian Citizenship Certificate 70pts
Secondary Documents
Current Australian Drivers Licence 40pts
Current Australian State or Territory Photo/Proof of Age Card(eg NSW RTA issued photo card) 40pts
Current Australian Learner Drivers Licence/Permit 40pts
Current Australian Boat Operators Photo Licence 40pts
Current NSW Firearms Photo Licence 40pts
Current Australian issued NCOC Photo Licence(post 2006) or High Risk Work Licence 40pts
Australian Police or Dept of Defence Card (with photo 40 pts
Medicare Card, DVA Card, Centrelink Card, Property (Council) Rates Notice 25pts
Motor Vehicle Registration Papers, Motor Vehicle Insurance Papers, Telephone Account, Utility Bill (i.e. water electricity, gas) 25pts
Home Insurance Papers, Property Lease Agreement, Credit Card, Savings Card or Bank Statement 25pts


This licence will allow you to operate a forklift truck safely including driving and manoeuvring, picking up and placing of loads at various stack heights. You will learn:

  • Identification of workplace hazards and risk management
  • Machine types and licence classes
  • Forklift stability
  • Forklift data plate, checklists and pre checks
  • Workplace hazard identification and forklift truck pre-start checks
  • Mounting/dismounting the machine
  • Operating controls
  • Travelling in machine
  • Danger points and positioning when steering
  • Basic positioning of machine, shut down and secure forklift truck procedures
  • Shift loads
  • Correct post-operational, shutdown an site security procedures
  • Operation, Shut down, Secure

You’ll be trained by a qualified trainer and assessed by a NSW WorkCover accredited Assessor. This Assessor is contracted to Len’s Driving School and their fees are included in your course fees.

This is a NSW WorkCover course and NSW WorkCover sets criteria and requirements.


  • 100 points ID
  • Safety shoes or boots (preferably steel capped)
  • Writing notebook and pen


This is a 3 day course.  See the course dates

  • Start Time 9.00am
  • Finish Time 4.30pm


We are open and training 7 days a week for your convenience. It’s essential to book ahead so complete the booking form or email us at

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