Forklift Training Melbourne | $549


This high risk work (HRW) licensing course teaches the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely. A forklift truck is a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and an elevating load carriage, to which is attached a pair of fork arms.

Why choose to do your forklift training with Foresite?

If you’re looking to increase your employment opportunities, a forklift licence is a fast and affordable way to achieve it and Foresite is the place to get the training you need.

Whether you’ve never been on a forklift before or are an experienced operator we have a course to suit your needs and make sure you get the skills you need to operate a forklift safely and with confidence.

We are one of Victoria’s largest and most trusted forklift training providers with facilities in Laverton North & Dandenong

Places are always available but classes do fill quickly.

Book your place now 1300 366 015

2 Day Forklift Training and Licensing Course
Course Overview

Day 1 – Theoretical & calculations training

Day 2 – Practical training including:

  • Introduction to forklifts
  • Pre-operation checks
  • Plan work
  • Risk management
  • Emergency procedures
  • Shifting loads
  • Maneuvering
  • Stacking pallets
  • Heavy loads
  • Shut down
  • Assessment day including practical & theory tests
Who is this course designed for?

Our 2-day training course is designed for people who have had minimal or no forklift operating experience. It is an intensive training course with 1 day allocated to the theoretical and calculations components of the new testing instrument. Those students who are successful in the theoretical units of the program then progress to 1 day of hands-on, practical training.


  • Must be 18 years of age to complete.
  • Must have valid photo ID (Drivers licence or passport)
  • Must wear steel cap boots

Course Duration: 2 days

Course Outcome: Successful students receive a WorkSafe Victoria Notice of Assessment that must be lodged at the Post Office to obtain the licence*

Cost: $549*

*Worksafe Victoria charge a $60 Forklift Licence Fee payable at the Post Office upon completion of the course.

Course FAQ

  1. How old do you have to be to get your Forklift Licence?
    18 years old. It is a WorkSafe requirement that all students be over the age of 18 and have valid photo ID. (Australian Drivers Licence, passport or Key pass.)

  2. How long is the Licence valid for?
    5 years

  3. Why is it a 2 day course?
    Day one of the course is theory based. You are in the classroom with our trainer working through the Forklift modules that you were given on enrolment. Day 2 is a full day of practical training on the machine and is the day of assessment. There is a knowledge assessment, calculations assessment and also a practical assessment.

  4. Do I have to pay for the Forklift modules I have to study at home?
    No. The modules are either emailed or posted to you. It is recommended that you have at least 1 week to study the modules prior to course commencing.

  5. Is there a size restriction to your Forklift Licence?

  6. What are the training hours?
    8am – 4pm each day.

  7. What if I have experience on the Forklift?
    We have a 2 day experienced operator course. There is no training given, it is purely assessment only. Proof of experience is required by any student wishing to undertake this course. A log book or a letter from an employer may be used to verify hours.

  8. My Licence has expired? Do I need to do the whole course or can I just complete a refresher course?
    You will need to do our 2 day course. You can use your previous licence as proof of experience. Please be aware that there is no instruction given on this 2 day course.

  9. I have my Forklift Licence but haven’t driven for some time. Is there a course that can refresh my skill
    Absolutely. We offer a one day refresher course for licenced operators wishing to update their skills on the Forklift.

  10. Is the Forklift Licence course Government funded?
    No, however we do have a Government funded course that includes a Forklift Licence call us for more information.

  11. My licence is about to expire. What do I do?
    Attend your local post office and fill out an L4 form

Call us on 1300 366 015 to secure your Forklift Licence Melbourne booking.