forklift safety

So you’ve decided to take the next step in your career and get some forklift training? That’s fantastic!

A forklift licence is a sure-fire way to become more employable in many industries, and perhaps more importantly it has the potential to bring with it a higher pay packet – something we’d all be happy to get! So if you’re in Brisbane, Ipswich or the surrounds, speak with us today.

Why choose Get Skilled Australia as your Forklift Course Provider

At Get Skilled Australia, Darra branch, we provide a hassle-free forklift course that will put you in the very best position to pass your assessment and obtain your licence. We have a success rate in our course of 98%, so you know you’re in good hands.

If for whatever reason you don’t pass your assessment, we’ll cover the costs of re-booking you in for your next assessment. That’s right, we’ll book you in again for FREE! That’s how confident we are in our forklift course. Brisbane and Ipswich are just two of the areas we can provide our training to, so speak to us today to find out more.


There are some prerequisites that must be adhered to if you’re looking to get your forklift licence:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of English (written and verbal)
  • 100pts of ID (e.g. driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate, etc.)

If you have any questions regarding the prerequisites, please call us on 07 3162 1420 or send us an email and we’ll get back to you quickly.

What the training includes

At the start of the course, we provide you with a forklift driver manual, which you will use throughout the training course and are able to use to study and prepare for the assessment. We will also provide you with extensive instruction, in a way that’s easy to follow and understand, which includes both theory and practical application.

Once you have completed the training course, you will sit the final assessment. This consists of two parts:

Written – includes questions from the manual provided to you as well as from group presentations (some maths).
Practical – checks of the machine, load shifting, pallet racking and more.
If for any reason you don’t succeed in your first try, we will re-book you in for another assessment free of charge.

Speak with us today

If you have any questions at all regarding what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call us on 07 3162 1420. Alternatively, you can send us an email or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond to you ASAP.

Our success rate really does speak for itself, so if you’re after the best hassle-free forklift training in Ipswich, Brisbane, Darra, and other places in the area, get in touch with us today.

Additional information

A forklift licence will last for five years, so just prior to its expiry make sure you renew it. To do this, you need a passport photo, renewal fee, and 100pts of ID and head to Australia Post to fill out the appropriate form.


How old do I need to be to be receive forklift training?

You need to be a minimum of 18 years of age

Can I do forklift training after hours?

We do facilitate after hours & weekend training. Call us today to get started.

What level of English do I need for forklift training?

You need to be able to read and write basic English or inform us of learning difficulties so we can facilitate your training needs. Call us now to find out more.

What do I need to bring for forklift training?

You will need to provide identification, comfortable work clothing, enclosed shoes (preferably Safety Boots) and your lunch or lunch money.

Can I drive a forklift once enrolled in your course?

Under Section 82 of the WHS Regulations (exemptions) you can legally drive a forklift while enrolled in a HWR course and under the supervision of a licensed driver. Call us today to find out more.

Are you certified forklift trainer?

Yes we are. Call us today to find out more.

What is the duration of the forklift course?

Courses can vary according to your needs and whether you are completely new to forklifts or just need a refresher course. Our Courses include: Beginners forklift course: This type of course is for beginners with little to no understanding of operating a forklift.Structure ­Day 1­ Introduction to Forklift Training Day 2­ Forklift Practice and Student Appraisal ­Day 3­ Theoretical/Practical/AssessmentAccelerated forklift Training: Appropriate for experienced drivers who already understand the basics of forklift driving; often used for refreshing skills and improving workplace safety.Structure Home Work Day 1­ Theoretical/Practical/Assessment. Call us to find out more.

How do I Qualify for the Accelerated forklift Course?

Our accelerated applicants need to supply evidence of prior learning:- Old forklift qualification, - Expired HWR forklift qualification - Foreign forklift qualification, - by obtaining a statutory declaration explaining how they are experienced.Call us to find out more.

What is the Homework for a forklift course?

We supply a Learning Materials package for Accelerated Trainees, which comes in the form of a workbook and activities book that work in conjunction. This package also has logbooks if needed and a blank Stat Dec.- We also supply a Student Appraisal which needs to be completed before assessment. Call us to find out more.

Do you do refresher Courses for HRW FL holders?


How can I prepare for my forklift licence?

By researching anything in regards to Work Place safety and forklifts: - Such as Hazard Identification - Hazard Control - Communication - Understanding FL plant - Understanding your duty as a HRW LF holder.

How long does a forklift licence last?

Forklift licences must be renewed every 5 years and needs to be renewed within 1 year of expiry date. Call us today to get started!