Forklift Licence Melbourne, Victoria

Forklift Licence Melbourne - Forklift Training- Nationally Recognised Training - Trainix

TLILIC0003 Licence To Operate a Forklift Truck

Looking to get a Forklift Licence in 2024? Enrol now
into Melbourne’s most popular Forklift Training Course!

Trainix is a professional Forklift Licence Training company offering a range of Forklift Courses for individuals and businesses throughout the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and all over Victoria. We are 100% committed to providing you with the highest quality, current Forklift Licence Courses available in the industry.

There has never been a better time to get a Forklift Licence (LF Licence). With a huge increase in demand for licensed forklift drivers in the workplace, now is your chance to gain the skills for your next job opportunity!

Our Forklift Licence Centre is located in Hoppers Crossing, just outside of the Melbourne CBD and near suburbs Werribee, Point Cook, Tarneit and Altona.

We also offer premium services such as Forklift Training, Order Picker Courses (LO Licence), Forklift Refresher Training and Pedestrian Awareness Courses for individuals or businesses who want to up-skill or refresh their forklift driver’s knowledge and practical skills at their workplace.

Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t just train you to pass your forklift test; we make sure you have the skills and knowledge to work safely and competently in the workplace. However, that’s not all, when you enrol in one of our Forklift Licence Courses you will also get the best customer support and service around!

Here are some reasons why Trainix has the best Forklift Training course in Melbourne, Victoria

  • ZERO retest fee for any student who joins one of our 2-Day Forklift Training Courses

  • Positive student reviews on Google, Facebook & Word of Mouth

  • We train you to become job ready!

  • The most relaxed and comfortable training atmosphere

Forklift Licence Training Course - Trainer with student at course - Trainix
Forklift Licence Melbourne - Student using an forklift a course - Trainix
Forklift Training Course Melbourne - Students using forklifts to move pallets - Trainix


At Trainix, we have a range of course options to suit the needs of our students. From single courses to combined course packages where you can save money, we will be able to help you take the next step in your up-skilling goals. If you are not sure what course options would be best for you, please get in touch with one of our friendly team members.

Please note: For all Forklift and Order Picker courses, there will be a $72.00 (approx.) WorkSafe licence processing fee that is payable to WorkSafe upon successful completion of your course.  Trainix have no control over this fee, and is subject to change without notice. 

Forklift Licence Victoria


  • TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck
  • Suitable for beginners or people with previous experience
  • Free Re-test Available
  • Multiple Courses Running Each Week
  • All Study Material Included – Free of Charge
  • Hoppers Crossing Location
  • Close to Melbourne
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm each day


  • TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck
  • TLILIC0004 Licence to Operate an Order Picking Forklift Truck
  • Up Skill Today
  • Free Re-test Available
  • All Study Material Included – Free of Charge
  • Hoppers Crossing Location
  • Close to Melbourne
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm each day
  • WorkSafe Victoria Forklift Licence Requirements
  • Plan work, hazard identification & control measures
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Pre-start & start-up checks
  • Assess loads & data plates
  • Traffic management plans
  • Safe operation of a forklift
  • Lift, shift & place loads
  • Understand data plates
  • Forklift physics & dynamics
  • Shutdown & secure a forklift

Factory 3/25-27 Graham Court
Hoppers Crossing
VIC 3029

2 Day (LF) Forklift Licence Course
8:30am – 4:00pm each day

•  Min 18 years of age

•  Valid photo identification (Government Issued) – Cannot be expired

•  Must reside in Victoria and be able to supply proof of Victorian address

•  English and numeracy skills (See LLN Requirements Section)

•  Basic car driving skills and knowledge is an advantage 

•  Must have valid 10 digit USI number (It’s free and takes only 5 mins to create)

•  Appropriate clothing – No open-toed footwear etc.

•  Must have completed study material.  This material must be submitted on the first day of your course.

LLN support is available to provide students with advice and support services in the provision of language, literacy, and numeracy services. Student’s needing assistance with their learning should be identified upon enrolment. Trainers and staff within Trainix can provide students with support to assist the student throughout the learning process.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills are generally included and identified in Training Products and accredited course programs. In identifying language, literacy and numeracy requirements, students are required to have demonstrate the following:

Language/Literacy in the Workplace:

A moderate level of English understanding is required to enrol into the LF or LO course. As a HRW licence holder, you will need to be able to communicate verbally, in English, with co-workers, supervisors, managers, truck drivers and customers.  

You will also need to have the language skills to read and understand the following:

  • Workplace Policies & Procedures
  • Hazard Signs
  • Checklists
  • Work Orders
  • Consignment Notes (and other transport documents such as manifests and invoices)
  • Forklift and/or Order Picker Data Plates & Warning Labels
  • Forklift and/or Order Picker Operator Manuals

Numeracy in the Workplace:

You will need to be able to assess the loads that you are lifting. Sometimes this may require you to calculate the weight of a load. You may also need to conduct stocktake (counting stock) and pick or pack orders that will also require counting. 

LLN Procedure

  • Prior to taking payment, we send a link to an online LLN quiz (jotform/google forms) that will help us determine whether a student is or isn’t eligible to enrol or requires assistance (verbal test, AMES etc.)
  • Once we have received a successful LLN response, the payment and enrolment process will begin. If a student is unsuccessful and requires assistance or additional support, we suggest AMES (English classes) to be attended before booking a course.
  • If a student passes the LLN successfully but still has concerns with writing, we can offer a verbal assessment at no additional charge.
  • If after a successful LLN result and the student is found to be having difficulty with LLN during the course, additional time will be organised to study before attempting the National Assessment. A full refund will be offered if it is determined that their LLN skills are very poor.
  • Admin will organise course confirmation, enrolment and payment once LLN has been deemed successful.

Our 2-Day Forklift Training Course (LF Licence) is designed for students who are complete beginners to students with years of experience operating a Forklift.  If you are looking at finding work in the warehousing and logistics industry, then an LF Licence is a great way to get your foot in the door.

The staff at Trainix are here to help! We encourage anyone thinking of enrolling in our Forklift Licence Course to get in touch with us to find out more information and to see if this LF licence course is right for you.

All study material for your Forklift Training Course will be provided free of charge at the time of booking.  The following study material is required to be completed prior to your course:

  • Study Guide
  • Workbook/LLN Quiz

Depending on your current skills/knowledge, we suggest a range between 6-30 hours of study time to complete the material.

  • Mix Theory Training and Warehouse Practical Training
  • Face – to – Face (Practical Forklift Training)
  • Face – to – Face (Theory and Practical Assessments)
  • Class Size:  6 Students MAX per class


Licence to operate a forklift truck

Forklift Licence - High Risk Work Licence - Nationally Recognised Training - Trainix

Upon successful completion of your forklift licence course, you will receive a ‘Statement of Attainment’ (within 30 days) and a temporary Worksafe ‘High Risk Work’ LF Licence (Notice of Assessment).

Course Fee: $450  
2 Day Forklift Licence Course

Forklift Licence Processing Fee: $72.00 (approx.)
Please note there will be an additional Forklift Licence processing fee payable to WorkSafe upon successful completion of your forklift training course.

Payment Terms:
Course fee to be paid in full within 24 hours of making your booking

Retest Fees:
If you happen to be unsuccessful in any section of your assessments, we offer one free retest. This must be completed with 60 days of your original course date.

If you are unsuccessful after the free retest a $250 fee will be required for each retest thereafter.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Please click here to see our terms and conditions



Melbourne's leading forklift training centre - Trainix

  • Multiple Forklift Courses running each week.

    If you’re working full time, we understand that it’s difficult to get the time off to be able to complete a forklift training course and that’s why we run multiple forklift courses each week, so you will be able to find dates that work around your schedule.

  • Positive student feedback

    Since we’ve opened, we have had a constant stream of positive feedback from our students and clients. We promise to work hard and to make sure that our students are getting the best training experience possible when they attend our training courses.

    If you need extra help with anything, either practical or theory based, we’ll be ready to make sure you get the attention you need. Everyone gets treated with the utmost respect, and we make sure the learning space is a comfortable and relaxed environment.

    This makes it so much easier to learn! Our trainers have lots of patience and are willing to spend time with you if you’re having trouble with anything during the course.

  • Current, up-to-date forklift training and facilities

    We’re always up-to-date with any changes in regard to training methods, safety, compliance and other regulations. You can guarantee that we’re always changing the way we do things to make sure we’re on top of the current procedures.

    Our training centre is modern, clean and fresh with a chilled-out atmosphere. Our trainers are personable, patient and friendly. The equipment we use is relevant to the industry standard and always in good condition.

  • Zero re-test fee

    To be able to gain a forklift licence, you’ll need to pass 3 assessments successfully: Knowledge, Calculations & Practical assessments. With the way we train you while doing the course, we’re confident that you should gain a good understanding of everything that’s required to pass your assessments, but sometimes it can be a bit too difficult, and we understand, that.

    Unlike other companies, we offer the guarantee of a free re-test on any part of the assessment you didn’t pass. This can put your mind at ease and gives you the chance to come back, at no extra charge to have another go at the assessments.

  • Convenient forklift training courses in Hoppers Crossing, close to Melbourne.

    The western suburbs are thriving with new housing and industrial estates. We’re located smack bang in the middle of it all! Easy to find, just off the Princes Freeway.

    Public transport is no issue either with Williams Landing and Hoppers Crossing train stations close-by. Buses from either train station can drop you off right at the end of our street at Graham Court. Shops and cafés are not far away either with plenty of options ranging from Indian cuisine to burgers and kebabs!

  • Over 10 years experience in warehousing, safety, and forklift training

    Our trainers and staff have worked in the warehousing industry as forklift operators, safety representatives, and storemen before they were trainers. This means they understand what actually happens in the workplace and what is expected of you when you’re working as a forklift operator.

    We believe this is what sets us apart from competitors who have trainers that have not worked in the industry before. It’s important to be trained correctly and to the standard, but it’s, more important to have training that reflects what is happening in the industry today. To back this up is our positive feedback from students that mention the knowledge and guidance from our trainers are of a very high standard.

  • We train you to become job-ready

    Having a forklift licence is all good, but it’s only the beginning. To put it into practice in the workplace and to operate safely and competently after you’ve gained a forklift licence is another thing altogether. With the years of experience that our trainers have had actually worked in the industry as forklift operators, they know what you’ll be heading into when you get out there in the workplace.

    We don’t just train you to get your licence; we’ll get you ready for a job as a forklift operator as well. Our trainers will be able to answer your questions about forklift operating in the workplace and help you to understand the challenges you may face when working.

  • Vibrant and positive learning space

    Trainix is a vibrant place, where it’s not uncommon to have multiple courses running at the same time in 1 of our 3 classrooms. We provide coffee, tea, biscuits, filtered water, fridge, and microwaves on-site so you can bring a lunch with you. 

    From the moment you first step into the reception area, decorated with handmade up-cycled furniture built from old pallets to the large warehouse space where the forklifts, order pickers, boom and scissor lifts all operate, we have made a huge effort for the whole place to be a positive, professional, clean, modern and friendly environment. It’s important to us that our students are comfortable when learning because we believe that’s the right way to get the best results.

    No one wants to be part of a course where they are made to feel stressed. We feel that this part of why so many of our students keep coming back for different training courses!

  • Skills and Knowledge – to hit the ground running

    Whether you have never seen a forklift before or you have spent years in warehousing and just never got a forklift licence, we have designed our forklift course to suit any level of experience. With the right forklift training and forklift licence, you will be ready to find work in the industry.

    There are certainly no guarantees in finding work, but we will make sure to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running.
    If you’re already working and are getting licensed to upgrade your current position at work, we will work with you to make the training as relatable to the tasks that you’ll be performing at your workplace. If you spend more time loading trucks, we can focus on that. If you constantly have to travel in reverse because of the loads you carry, we’ll work with you to do that as safely as possible. Whatever it is you need to learn for work, we’ll do what we can to as realistic as possible.

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Forklift Course & Licence FAQs

The forklift course runs for 2-days. The first day is a mixture of theory classroom based learning and practical forklift training. The second day is when all the assessments are conducted. Prior to attending the course, there will be study material to learn at home also. This helps get prepared for the theory sessions and gives students the best chance of passing the assessments.

The forklift course starts at 8:30am each day and runs until approximately 4pm. The finish times can vary if the group size is smaller or if there are some experienced operators in the group.

You will need to bring one form of valid photo ID. Your photo ID must be any of the following and cannot be expired:

Australian Driver’s Licence/Learners Permit

Passport (Australian passport can be expired by 2 years but international passports must be in date)

Proof of Age Card


Australian Boat Licence

Australian Security Licence

Australian High Risk Work Licence

University or other tertiary education photo ID

This ID must be presented in person and can’t be a photocopy. Digital issued licences are acceptable but will need to be sited by the trainer.

You will also need to bring your completed ‘workbook’ and wear appropriate clothing. Safety boots are not required but you will at least need to wear closed toe shoes (runners, sneakers etc.). It’s a good idea to dress for the weather as our warehouse can be cold or hot, depending on the season but all of our classrooms are fitted with heating/cooling for your comfort.

Upon booking your forklift course with Trainix, we will email you 2 x PDF documents for each course. One file is the ‘Study Guide, and the other is the ‘Workbook’. Prior to commencing your forklift course, you will need to print and complete the ‘Workbook’. Not only is this a requirement, but it has proven to help students get good results in the assessments. The more you can learn prior to starting, the better chance of passing. If you can’t print the documents, we can post them to you at no charge or you can pick up physical copies from our office during work hours.

For sure! Our forklift course has been designed for beginners through to experienced operators. We find that most people can learn to operate a forklift safely within the time allocated, even with no prior experience. Our trainers have had many years of experience in operating and training so they will do all they can to be able to assist with your learning, should you have any trouble during the course.

Definitely! Operating a forklift is probably the most important part of the course and our trainers will spend lots of time with you to ensure you are operating competently and safely. We have gas and electric counterbalance forklifts available to operate. Each trainer conducts a practical demonstration at the start of the course to show you our expectations of safe forklift operation. During your practical training, the trainers will be out there with you the whole way, offering tips and advice on how to perform safely. If for some reason, you’re not able to become competent in the allocated time, we can arrange additional time if needed.

Like most workplaces, we will have multiple breaks during the day (morning/lunch/afternoon). Due to the nature of the practical training, there will also be some downtime which means you can use that time however you wish. We have free coffee/tea available and there is a vending machine on-site. There are also multiple cafes in the area. Just ask your trainer and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Upon successful completion of the forklift course, you will receive an email from WorkSafe with your Notice of Assessment (this is also your temporary licence) and instructions on how to apply for your forklift licence. This email should get to you within 72 hours of completing the course. You will need to apply for your licence either online or at a Post Office within 60 days of successful course completion. Failure to do so will mean your licence will expire and you’ll have to attend another 2-day course at full costs. You can operate a forklift with your temporary forklift licence (Notice of Assessment) while waiting for your actual forklift licence to be processed. WorkSafe will charge a fee to process your forklift licence. This fee is determined by WorkSafe so check the cost at the time of your course, as it is subject to change. Please check here for more information on the licence application and fees: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/high-risk-work-licence

Once you have finalised your forklift licence application and it has been issued, it is valid for 5 years. You will receive notifications from WorkSafe leading up to your expiry date with instructions on how to renew your forklift licence. You won’t need to complete another course to renew it, but you will need to ensure you’re staying competent in forklift operation. The cost of licence renewal will be determined by WorkSafe at the time. Please check with them on the fees involved as it is subject to change. You can check here: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/high-risk-work-licence

If you’re unsuccessful in passing your forklift course, we offer one free re-test for any part of the test that you were deemed ‘not yet competent’ (either theory/calculations/practical). We will ensure that any additional training required will be conducted also. We will discuss options with you if you need to be re-assessed.

We run multiple forklift courses each week. While we can be busy at certain times of the year, we can usually get you into a course within a week or two. We also offer Friday – Saturday courses most weeks, which can be helpful if you’re working during the week.

You can book a course by either calling us on (03) 9369 8823 during work hours (8am – 4pm weekdays), emailing us at info@trainix.com.au or completing a booking enquiry form here: https://trainix.com.au/enquire-now/

We limit our forklift courses to 6 people maximum. This means everyone gets plenty of time to learn how to operate a forklift.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have valid photo ID (not expired)
  • Have a USI (Unique Student Identifier – http://usi.gov.au)
  • Be able to read, write and understand English at Certificate Level 2

While it’s not a requirement, it is highly recommended that you have some type of vehicle/car driving experience as it can be difficult to learn how to operate a forklift without already having basic driving skills.