Forklift Training High Risk & RII

This unit of competency covers the functions required to prepare and operate a forklift truck to meet  training and assessment standards for the purposes of certification.


Location188 East St, Rockhampton QLD 4700

Course ScheduleMonday - Wednesday

Delivery ModeFace to Face (max 7 students)

Course Times7.30am to 4.30pm (1 or 3 day program of your choice)

Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes
On successful completion completion participants will receive a Statement of Attainment and Assessment Summary which is required to submit a high risk license application to WHSQ.

Unit/s available:

3 day program – TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 

1 day program – RIIHAN201E Operate a forklift (this unit can be completed in conjunction with the TLILIL0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck, please speak to our staff for course options that suit you)

New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Topics
The topics covered throughout this training course are as follows:

  • Planning the work for the prevailing working conditions
  • Using the controls and operating systems to manage the operation of the equipment
  • Locating the load and identifying the load characteristics
  • Safely moving the load
  • Monitoring the controls
  • Stopping, shutting down and securing the equipment after the completion of operation


Pathway Option 1:   Full Program
Pathway Option 2:  Start-up + Work placement Log Book

Option 1: Full Program 

Full 3 Day Course (Maximum 6-7 students)
1. Theory/Start-up training – Day 1
2. Supervised practical training at NHST – logbook hours (supervision will be provided by the instructor) – Day 2
3. Assessment/s – theory and practical components (this can only be attempted if the instructor has deemed you competent after your training) – Day 3

Option 2: Partial – Start-Up and Workplace Logbook 

Start-up Training (1 day) + Workplace Training (log book)
Initial training by New Horizons Safety and Training Services (usually 1 day but is dependent on applicant/s involved)
Supervised hours (under a licensed operator) operating the machine. These hours must be documented into an official Log Book that will be issued by your New Horizons trainer/instructor.
Final assessment – will be conducted once your log book requirements have been finished and you have been deemed competent by your work supervisor.

About Log Books (For Option 2)
After the 1 day initial training, your instructor will issue you with a log book that will include a set number of tasks that you will need to perform under the supervision of a licenced forklift operator. The logbook requirements can be undertaken in your workplace or any place where a forklift is available providing supervision is also available.
The Forklift ticket covers you to operate a forklift with an engine capacity of more than 2 litres.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a Workplace Health & Safety High Risk National Licence (after your application has been processed by WHSQ) or in the case of a Black Coal mining qualification, a Statement of Attainment that is a nationally recognised for this machine.

Student will have 6 months to return the log book and complete the Final Assessment


1 day program – RIIHAN201E Operate a forklift

The RII unit of competency is completed over 1 day:

Theory/Supervised practical training and demonstration and Assessment is conducted as part of the program structure.


Course Pre-Requisites

  • Must be over the age of 18 to complete a National High Risk Assessment Program
  • Photo identification and 100 points of ID must be provided on the day your program commences (please call us to discuss acceptable identification options)
  • Be able to read and write English

Dress Requirements / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
It is the responsibility of course participants to acquire their own safety and protective clothing which includes:

  • Hi-Visibility Shirt
  • Long Pants
  • Steel Cap Safety Boots

No entry to the NHST training facility unless mandatory PPE is worn by the participants. Failure to comply will result in a forfeit of fees paid.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
This training program requires reading, writing and numeracy skills to a Level 2 of the framework.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required.
Participants will be required to answer the short LLN assessment in the enrolment form to enable us to evaluate your LLN level.

Please note for High Risk courses, WHS mandate assessment and all questions must be attempted independently and without assistance. All calculations must be completed via written response only.
If you require the assessment to be delivered verbally, you will need to discuss this with our friendly staff and we can make arrangements.

Examples of LLN requirements participants will need to demonstrate include: 

  • Complete written & calculation assessment 
  • Identify & confirm task work orders with relevant people 
  • Follow work plan inline with procedures 
  • Complete logbook entries for Forklift 
  • Record Forklift damage & defects 
  • Interpreted & follow communication signal

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.
Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.\

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course ( to register)

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) 
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options.

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold


Payment for this program is required when you enrol:

Option 1:  3 Day Program $595.00

Option 2

Day 1 :  Start-up (1 day) $300.00

Return for Final Assessment (1 day)  $300.00

Payment Options

  • Credit Card/Cash/EFT
  • Payment Plan

Please note payment in full is required on enrolment for this program. This amount will not be refunded where the participant does to attend the program or fails to give more than 2 working days notice. If you wish to change dates, you will need to give sufficient notice or money will not be reallocated to a new date.  Please read our terms and conditions and participant handbook before enrolling.

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188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

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