Fork Lift License Training

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Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering forklift license training

A forklift (also called a lift truck, a fork truck, or a forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms (tynes) or other attachments used to lift and move materials short distances. A person who operates a forklift must hold a forklift high-risk work licence. SMS Training Institute conducts regular forklift courses that are suitable for both experienced and non-experienced people from all industries. For forklift courses in Perth, contact us today. To obtain a forklift licence in Perth, you need to participate in a training course with a registered training organisation (RTO) and apply to the appropriate state or territory for a forklift licence.

This course provides enrolled students with an entry level pathway into the transport and logistics industry as well as industries that use high-powered lift trucks.

Under OH&S laws there are penalties for failing to hold a current ‘Licence to Perform High Risk Work (HRWL-LF) Forklift Truck’ whilst operating a forklift. Therefore, this Unit of Competency is compulsory for individuals who require a nationally recognised LF Class Forklift Licence.

The course covers, planning for forklift operations, estimating of loads, hazard identification, forklift inspections, safe operation including moving loads in forward and reverse, emergency procedures and securing the machine.

The course also provides supervised practical experience in driving a conventional forklift.

For forklift training in Perth, SMS Training Institute provides quality training assessments. This course may lead to employment in a number of industries and workplaces that require personnel to operate forklifts.

On successful completion, you may undertake further studies in Certificate II in Transport & Logistics or higher, and other qualifications that include this unit of competency.

If you’re planning to have us deliver the course in your workplace, contact us for a full list of required resources.

There are no training prerequisites for entry but all participant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a good understanding of both written and spoken English
  • Provide photographic identification
  • Wear closed shoes, preferably safety boots

In order to reserve your position on this course 50% of course fees are payable by electronic funds transfer, direct deposit, credit card or cash payment at reception or you could mail a cheque payable to SMS Training Institute.

Companies MUST provide a valid Purchase Order prior to receiving a booking confirmation for personnel attending.

Balance of fees are payable on commencement and prior to the issuance of certification.

Upon successful completion of this training course participants will need to apply to Worksafe WA for the issue of an LF -Licence to perform high risk work.

An additional fee is payable (see Fees below) directly to Worksafe WA.

  • Full Course / Unit fees only $400 – 2 day course (16hrs)
  • RPL $200 – 50% of 2 day course fee
  • WorkSafe WA Licence Application fee $95 (payable directly to WorkSafe)
  • Passport Photos for licence application. Approx. $20 (available from Australia Post offices)

This course is delivered over two days (16hrs).

Upon enrolment, students are provided with learner manuals and any other resources that may be relevant to their work environment, such as company safe work procedures etc.

Training and Assessment will be delivered face to face at the SMS Training Institute or at the client organisation’s workplace.

Assessment will include written theoretical tests and practical demonstrations.

Candidates will be offered 2 opportunities to successfully meet the requirements of the assessment. Where a candidate has not met the requirements after 2 attempts, further fees will be payable.

All participants attending this training at SMS Training Institute are required to wear appropriate safety clothing including long pants or jeans and steel capped footwear.

Hard hats and other PPE including Hi-Vis Vests will be supplied as required.

Please also bring with you;

  • Pen, pencil, note book/paper and a calculator
  • Smile and a sense of humour
  • You are welcome to bring your own hard hat other PPE if you prefer, but it is not essential.

If delivered at a client organisation work-place a fully serviceable forklift, pallet racks, along with a variety of pallets and loads (min 500kg) for use in practical activities, and an area of approx. 400sqm will be required

Please contact SMS Training Institute for a full list of required resources.

This course may lead to employment in a number of industries and workplaces that require personnel to operate forklifts.

On successful completion, students may undertake further studies in Certificate II in Transport & Logistics or higher and other qualifications that include this unit of competency.

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:

  • Formal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes of learning rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the student and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. If you believe this may apply to you for any part of the course, then you should request an application kit during the enrolment process.

SMS Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

Once the student has commenced the assessment service in their chosen Unit of competency SMS Training Institute is committed to completing the delivery of the assessment within the agreed duration and will further negotiate the timing for completion of the assessment if a student is unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances.

We offer a fair and reasonable Refund Policy.

SMS Training Institute will ensure that any complaints and appeals are dealt with in accordance with the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness. Refer to our Complaints & Appeals Policy.

For more information, contact us today or call our friendly staff on 6424 8027.