Forklift Licencing

How do you get a forklift license:

There are a number of steps necessary to obtain a forklift license – also sometimes referred to as a forklift ticket – to properly and legally complete your forklift hire project. A mandatory training course with a ASG must be undertaken, with a practical and theoretical license assessment required too.

There are three steps to getting a forklift license. These are:

1.       Mandatory training course

2.       Pass the practical and theoretical assessment

3.       Apply to WHS QLD for a 5 year license.

There are also some prerequisites that must be met to obtain a forklift license. These require you to:

·         Be at least 18 years of age

·         Have a basic understanding of the English language (verbal & non-verbal)

·         At the examination, you will need several points of identification (e.g., passport, birth certificate, drivers license)


How many types of forklift licenses are there?

There are a couple of different licenses available in Australia. These include:

·         LF: permits you to operate any forklift (with the exception of an order picker/stock picker forklift)

·         LO: permits you to ONLY operate an order picker/stock picker forklift

Depending on the type of work required for your forklift project, you will need to look at the different kinds of licenses and pick what suits you.