Forklift Licence Accreditation & Training Course – Melbourne

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Forklift Licence Accreditation & Training Course – Melbourne

Forklift Licence Accreditation & Training Course – Melbourne

Licenced Course

16 hours

from $495.00

Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine, Ballarat

Course Details

2 Day Forklift Licence in Victoria

 Licenced Course that certifies you to drive any size forklift 16 hours from $495

 Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Ballarat and Sunshine


  • To operate all types of forklifts safely and effectively.
  • To pass the Victorian Worksafe Authority assessment.

Entry Requirements:

Must be minimum 18 years of age and have photo I.D. that includes name, signature and date of birth & secondary ID.


Delivered and assessed over 2 full days

Validity of Forklift Licence: 

Licenses are valid for 5 years in Victoria. You will be required to renew it after this time or will need to retake the test.

Forklift Licence Fee: $495

The course is delivered across all TDT Sites (Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Sunshine and Ballarat)

Complying with the National Assessment Criteria:

Our Forklift License course is designed in accordance with the National Assessment Criteria. We ensure that our training program abides by all relevant rules and regulations, offering a consistent and compliant learning experience across the board.

Course Content:

Theory & Practical Training within our warehouse, WorkSafe assessment on completion of course.

Theory: A Forklift Course learner guide is provided upon booking which must be read in order to successfully complete the written theory and calculations assessments.

*Verbal test available at an extra cost

Practical: Pre-Operational checks of forklift and working area, negotiating hazards, shifting loads, placing loads in and out of racking, loading & unloading trucks and shut down procedures.

Resources: Gas & Electric powered, automatic counterbalance forklifts. Reach Truck also available.

Assessment: Victorian Worksafe Authority Assessment

Note: Onsite training & testing is available upon request. Minimum numbers and WorkSafe criteria apply.

Refer to training.gov.au – TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck for further information

Essentials to Bring Along:

Please remember to bring the following with you on the training day:

  • A valid form of identification (e.g., driver’s license)
  • Appropriate clothing for practical training (closed-toe footwear, long pants)
  • Any previously completed course material or documents

The Outcome:

Upon successful completion, you’ll be awarded a Statement of Attainment and a Notice of Assessment. These documents enable you to apply for your WorkSafe Forklift License in Victoria.

Other Forklift courses we offer:

Why Choose TDT Training:  

At TDT, we don’t just offer training courses; we provide a pathway to a rewarding career in the transport industry. Our dedicated and experienced trainers give personalised guidance, using modern facilities and practical methods to prepare you for success in your chosen field.


FAQ Section

How much does it cost to get a forklift licence in Victoria?

Transport Driver Training (TDT) offers forklift license courses in Victoria from $495. Our full course goes for 2 days and equates to a total of 16 hours. We provide a high level of teaching and support to all students so you can get the certification that you need. 

Where are the training courses held?

We run forklift training courses in Melbourne and across Victoria. Our training locations include Hallam, Bendigo, Sale, Ballarat and Sunshine. Transport Driver Training (TDT) also offers onsite training upon arrangement. Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll happily provide further information. 

How long does a forklift licence last in Victoria?

A Victorian forklift license will remain valid for 5 years (after which a renewal to worksafe will need to be paid). At Transport Driver Training (TDT), we will teach you the skills needed to safely and efficiently operate a forklift. We offer forklift courses at affordable prices and we can also help if you’re looking for additional training or refresher training.    

Why is it a 2-day course?

Our courses are run over two days so that we can teach all of the necessary skills to students. You can expect a combination of theory and practical learning, along with assessments that test your ability to safely operate a forklift.  

Who is this course designed for?

The forklift training courses that we run are designed for both beginners and operators with years of experience. With a certification from us, you will be able to find work across a range of different sites including warehouses, factories and storage facilities. 

My licence has expired? Do I need to do the whole course?

If your license has expired, please check with WorkSafe Victoria prior. If Worksafe does not renew your licence you will have to sit a complete 2 day course again to re-obtain your licence.

What are the times for attending the forklift course?

The forklift courses are offered at various times to suit your schedule. Please refer to our online schedule or contact us for specific times and dates.

Do I need to study in preparation for the forklift course?

While not mandatory, studying the provided materials prior to the course will be beneficial. We’ll provide you with all the necessary resources upon enrolment.

I have no experience driving a forklift, can I do the course?

Absolutely! Our course caters to both beginners and experienced operators. We provide comprehensive training that covers all you need to know.

Will there be breaks given during the course?

Yes, regular breaks are provided throughout the course to ensure comfort and focus.

When will I receive my licence after training?

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, you’ll be awarded a Statement of Attainment and Notice of Assessment, allowing you to apply for your WorkSafe Forklift License.

What happens if I don’t pass the course?

If you don’t pass the initial assessment, re-assessment opportunities are available. We’ll work with you to ensure you understand the material and can succeed.

How often do TDT run the forklift training courses?

TDT runs forklift training courses regularly. Please check our online schedule or contact us for upcoming dates.

How many people are in each course?

Our forklift courses are capped at a maximum of 6 students

Is there a size restriction on your Forklift Licence?

Our Forklift Licence training covers the general requirements for operating a forklift. Any specific size or weight restrictions will be discussed during the training as per the relevant regulations.

 Forklift (LF) Price
Full Course Day Course (16 hrs) – 2 Day $495.00
Licence Fee (payable to Worksafe – at Aust Post) $71.55
HRW Retest
Drive Re-test (Practical) $160.00
Theory Re-test $160.00
Calculations Re-test $160.00
Verbal Theory Test or Verbal Theory Re-test $320.00
Full Re-test (theory & practical) $320.00
Full Re-test (including Verbal theory & practical) $450.00
Other Charges
Re-issue Certificate / SOA $50.00
Forklift Course Calendar


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