Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck


Allows for minimum downtime. Dependent on your workplace situation.

We get you enrolled, provide initial training and then you’re back to work legally operating a forklift under supervision whilst recording details in a logbook. This meets WH&S requirements as you gain experience before your competency is assessed.

Why do this Forklift Licence (LF) Logbook – Supervised course?

Successful completion of this forklift course allows you to apply for a High Risk Work Licence for a forklift (LF class).

With a “LF” class licence, you can legally operate a counterbalance forklift, a high reach forklift, or a reach truck in all States of Australia.

Please note: This “LF” class licence does not allow you to legally operate an order picking forklift in any State of Australia.  You must be the holder of a “LO” class High Risk Work Licence to legally operate an order picking forklift.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this Forklift Licence (LF) – Supervised course includes your enrolment, all course materials, and your WHS QLD assessment*.

Please use the COURSE ENQUIRY form for information on current pricing and group training rates.

*A fee of $175 may be charged if a candidate requires extra WHS QLD assessments.

Workplace supervision requirements

Operating on a “Logbook” is only possible in workplaces where the learner can be directly supervised at all times whilst operating the High Risk plant.

The “supervisor” must provide evidence that they hold a current HRW Licence for that particular class. In this case they must have a “LF” licence to be able to sign-off your logbook hours.

QLD Government Licence application fee

You are required to apply for a High Risk Work Licence within 60 days of successfully completing your practical assessment. Apply online here:

The current Queensland HRW Licence application fee is $91.50 payable at the time of your online application. (Subject to change)


Site Safety Services specialise in on-site workplace training. We come to your workplace in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Darling Downs or beyond and deliver training/assessment using your equipment in a familiar environment. Click to view the On site Training Venue Requirements Information sheet.

By arrangement we can provide a venue and machinery to conduct training when the on-site option doesn’t suit. Contact us to see how we can make it work for you.

Site Safety Services (AUS) conducts the training and assessment for this course to meet or exceed any required quality and legislative requirements.

For a High Risk Work Licence to be valid it must include your photograph, the classes of High Risk Work for which you are licensed, and it must be renewed prior to the listed “Expiry Date”.

Language and Literacy

Candidates will require a sound level of English literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake this course of study.