How to Get a Forklift Licence in Dandenong (And Where to Go for the Proper Training)
If you are thinking about a career in warehousing and logistics, then knowing how to operate a forklift in a safe and effective fashion will certainly improve your hiring chances. But how can you obtain a forklift licence in Dandenong, and where can you get the necessary training in order to get licenced? Keep reading to learn more about how forklift licencing works and how Tradie Tickets can help you get where you want to go.
Getting Started: Sign up for Forklift Licence in Dandenong
The important thing to realise is that, to operate a forklift in a professional setting in the state of Victoria, you need to have a ‘Licence to Perform High-Risk Work‘ from WorkSafe Victoria. This licence type encompasses 29 different classes or competencies. For instance, someone wishing to operate a crane on a construction site would also need a Licence to Perform High-Risk Work but would need a different competency. A forklift competency proves that you can operate a forklift truck and use it for load lifting and load shifting.
To obtain this competency licence, you need to go through an accredited forklift licence and training program. At Tradie Tickets, we offer this type of course from our locations in Dandenong or Seaford. The course lasts for three days and will consist both of classroom sessions and warehouse sessions. You will learn essential safety processes for forklift operation, as well as how to drive a forklift and use it for shifting heavy loads. Finally, the competency includes lessons on how to check and maintain a forklift, to make sure that it is safe to operate and safe to store after use.
After You’ve Completed Your Training
Once you’ve completed and passed your course with Tradie Tickets, you will be ready and able to obtain your forklift licence in Dandenong. However, it is important to note that we will not personally present you with a licence. Instead, upon your completion of our forklift course, we will present you with a Notice of Assessment. You can essentially think of your Notice of Assessment as a claim check. You can take this notice to WorkSafe Victoria and submit it to obtain your actual licence to operate a forklift in Australia.
Please note, however, that the Notice of Assessment is only valid for 60 days after the conclusion of your course. Also, note that the fee for a forklift licence from WorkSafe Victoria is $60. This fee is not covered by your tuition payment to Tradie Tickets and must be paid separately.
With a forklift licence, you will be able to compete for more jobs in the warehousing and logistics industry. To get started with the process of getting the licence, enrol in Tradie’s forklift licence and training course in Dandenong today. You can learn more about the course (or the licencing process in general) by calling us directly on (03) 8773 9050. (RTO) No. 21386