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Forklift Skill Set

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Learn how to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

Participants will be guided through the operation of a forklift, ensuring:

  • Risk control measures are implemented
  • Traffic management is carried out in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Pre-start and operational checks are completed
  • Loads are monitored correctly
  • Shutdown procedures are carried out

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a forklift Notice of Assessment and a Work Safe High Risk Work Licence.

Please note:
  • Participants must be aged 18 years or over, and provide one primary form and one secondary form of identification, along with two passport photos.
  • Participants are required to wear a high visibility shirt and steel cap boots during the course.
  • Pre-reading may be required before commencement of this course

* If participants are working in the civil construction industry or have previous experience documented in a logbook prior to undertaking this training, a fast track process may be available. Please talk to your local lecturer.

Course fees include provision for your licence application fee to Worksafe to obtain the relevant High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).  Following a State Government announcement on 31 March 2020 of proposed COVID-19 economic relief measures, it is anticipated that legislation will be enacted to provide for discounts or waiver of HRWL licence fees for a set period.  These discounts and waivers are not yet available, but are expected to be backdated where applicable.  Any students or employers who are eligible for refunds will be contacted direct by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety in due course.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2021.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $262.30
Concession: $171.10

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 1

When 27 - 29 July, 2021
Where Karratha Campus
How On campus
When 25 - 27 May, 2021
Where Broome Campus
How On campus

Semester 2

When 18 - 20 October, 2021
Where Karratha Campus
How On campus

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