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Considering a warehousing or logistics-related career? A forklift truck licence is essential! This course will provide you with the required safety, planning and operational knowledge you'll need to successfully and skilfully operate a forklift. Course details

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Cairns, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Part time: 1 day / 8 hours per day, 2 days / 8 hours per day

Course details


  • Full Fee $650

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1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Any time Part time / 8 hours per day Classroom
Mt Isa Part time / 8 hours per day Classroom
Townsville Trade Training Centre Part time / 8 hours per day Classroom

Entry requirements

This program is funded by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), there are a number of requirements that need to be met to access this funding. CSQ funded and subsidised courses are for existing, and eligible workers in the building and construction industry. To help guide you on what the requirements are and what evidence you will need to provide there is an Eligibility kit below under "Relevant Documents". For information regarding funding by CSQ please visit


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your own cost:

  • Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
  • Long sleeved shirts are highly recommended  *Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • USB memory/flash stick - recommended size 2GB
  • A calculator, biros (preferably blue and black ink), pencils, eraser, whiteout (optional) and/or ruler
  • Ring binder folder/s and plastic sleeves or other types of folders to store own workbooks and other work.


Cairns Campus: 1 day workshop; 8:30am - 4:00pm.  40 logged hours must be gained prior to completing the practical assessment. Course dates are negotiated with the teacher.

Townsville Trade Training Centre: 1 day theory workshop; 8:30am - 4:00pm.  40 logged hours must be gained prior to practical being completed within 3 months. Practical date to be negotiated with teacher.

Mount Isa: 1 day theory workshop; 8:30am - 4:00pm.  40 logged hours must be gained prior to practical being completed within 3 months. Practical date to be negotiated with teacher.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

To be eligible for the forklift licence, participating students will be required to complete a log book and obtain a minimum of 40 logged forklift hours prior to completing their practical assessment.


TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck Mandatory


Not all electives available at all campuses

CSQ Funding may apply to eligible students at a cost of $425.00



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Full fee

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck

Job prospects

  • Forklift Driver

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 26 February 2018

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