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Statement of Attainment training in Forklift Operations [from TLI]


In this training you will gain the skills and knowledge required for the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachment, for licensing purposes. This definition also includes a truck on which the operator is raised with the attachment for order-picking.
This training program achieves a unit of competency from the Transport and Logistics Training Package (TLI).

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - training in Forklift Operations [from TLI]
Program No: SA-TC99
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Workshop over a 2 day period.

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: Forklift driver/operator
Application Type: Register Your Interest

Additional Information

You do not need a driver's licence to obtain a forklift operator's license. However, you will need a driver's licence to operate a forklift in a public place or road.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to obtain a 'high risk licence' for Fork Lift Operators which is issued by Access Canberra not CIT. This program complies with new legislation for high risk licence, which came into effect on 1 July 2011.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must be at least 18 years of age or over.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Core - complete 1 subject

  • TLILIC2001  Licence to operate a forklift truck
    • CIT Code: TRAN266
      Cost: $660

      This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift truck safely.

      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 arms 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 (HRW) licence.

      This unit requires a person operating a forklift truck to plan the work, conduct routine checks on a forklift truck, shift loads in a safe manner, and safely shut down and secure equipment after completing operations.

      Licensing/Regulatory Information  

      This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, HRW and meets Commonwealth, state and territory HRW licensing requirements.

      Any alteration to this unit would result in a unit that would not be acceptable to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulators for the purpose of licensing.

      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email