Licence to operate a forklift truck

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required for the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes. This definition also includes a truck on which the operator is raised with the attachment for order-picking.

Standard course is delivered over two days. A one day course exisits – this is available for small groups (max 4 people) upon request. Contact PTS for more information

Course Duration

2 days

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for people requiring the skills and knowledge to be able to safely operate a forklift and needing to obtain the required forklift truck operation high risk work licence.


The prerequisites for attendance at this training course are:

  • participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • Plan work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Shift load
  • Shut down and secure forklift truck

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.


Written and practical assessments are included in the course.
Participants will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes.
Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.


Statement of Attainment

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
LFL01 – Forklift Truck(Class LF)

For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team


If there are no classes currently availble, please contact PTS to request a booking.

Assessments are made against units of competency.