Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

What is the law?

To safely and legally operate a forklift in a Queensland workplace you must:

  • Be licensed and competent to operate that particular forklift
  • Follow safe operating procedures including following the traffic management rules at your workplace.

 What type of licence do I need to operate a forklift?

You need a High Risk Work licence (LF), to operate a forklift in Queensland.

What training do I need to get the licence?

There are two ways to get your licence. You can either be:

  • Trained on-­the-­job under the direct supervision of a licensed forklift operator and be assessed by a Registered Training Organisation(RTO) after being deemed competent by your employer; OR
  • Trained and assessed by the RTO either at your workplace or at the RTO’s training site.

Training Style

EDB Training facility has been designed to replicate a warehouse environment, our forklift training is a combination of study, video’s and practical exercises on counterbalance and high reach forklifts. Our adult learning facility has a great friendly atmosphere, our staff are welcoming, approachable and highly experienced in their field. This combination creates a great learning experience for our clients.

Can I just complete Forklift Refresher Training?

You sure can! EDB conducts forklift refresher training by appointment at our Capalaba Training Facility. We also work with companies to complete on-site refresher training in groups at workplace. If you require a refresher course, please use the quick contact on our home page to send us a message or phone Andrew 0414 766 373.


Your Statement of Attainment will be issued by EDB Training Services RTO ID: 32376