Forklift Courses


Te Takere facilitates the offering of Forklift Courses.

Training Options

To operate a forklift you are required to attend training and obtain one of the following types of forklift licence:

  • OSH Certificate gives you the theory and practical experience you need to safely operate a forklift up to 18 tonnes in a workplace. The OSH certificate expires every 3 years, requiring you to attend refresher training.
  • F Endorsement allows you to also operate a forklift on a public road. The F Endorsement is added to your full drivers licence and never expires.

What does the training involve?

Our Work Safe approved trainer will take you through health and safety, and the theory of operating a forklift. This training will take place in the Te Takere Education Suite which is accessible from 10 Bath Street, Levin. Practical training will take place offsite.

Do I need a drivers licence?

If you only have a learners or restricted license you are only able to get an OSH certificate. If you have a current full New Zealand drivers licence, you are eligible to receive both the OSH certificate and the F endorsement.

What type of forklifts can I be drive with my forklift licence?

Any forklift up to 18 tonnes.

How much does forklift training cost?

We are currently negotiating with a new forklift trainer. Pricing information and course dates will be available soon.

WINZ quotes can be provided and please note that all course fees must be paid in full prior to the course date.

Register your interest

To register your interest for our 2017 Forklift Courses please complete our online registration form.

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More information

Visit the NZTA websitefor more information about forklift training.