This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a HRWL licence to operate this plant.
Forklift truck means 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 or other attachments that can be raised 900 mm or more above the ground, but does not include a pedestrian-operated truck or a pallet truck.
A person performing this work is required to hold a forklift truck High Risk Work Licence (HRWL).
This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to:
plan for the work/task
prepare for the work/task
Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language
Must be over 18 years of age
Must bring 2 forms of ID (1 x photo ID, 1 x other ID). Photo ID may include drivers licence, passport, proof of age card. Non-photo ID may include credit card, bank card, medicare card
Must have good general health and fitness for practicals (eg. physical work)
Must have basic mathematical skills and knowledge to work out formulas
Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots
Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information: http://www.usi.gov.au
Due to the cost of running the forklift course, it is essential to meet the min students of 2. If this isn't reached, you will be contacted 5 days prior and rescheduled.
Desert to Coast Training and Assessing is currently in the process of adding the above unit to our scope of practice. These units were previously assessed through a third party agreement with NRTAFE (RTO 52788) but will be unavailable until our scope has been updated.