About this Course

Course Description:

This Telehandler Course/Telehandler Licence unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This Telehandler Course/Telehandler Licence unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Training will be completed with fork tynes, however if required, training can also be completed with other attachments such as crane jibs, earthmoving buckets, grabs etc.

This course does not cover the requirements for operating a slewing telehandler or for crane jib attachments with a lifting capacity over 3 tonnes. A High Risk Work licence class C2 or above is required for slewing telehandlers, or CN or above for crane jib attachments over 3 tonne.

A TSHA Gold Card licence can be organised upon request.


Public courses run at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) location in Brisbane.

Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • A room with access to power, a blank wall for presentation, a projector screen or a large TV, table/s and chairs.
  • Suitable clear operating area
  • Telehandler (in serviceable condition with no faults and operator manual present)
  • Each type of attachment required (in serviceable condition with no faults)

Course Outline

  • Available at Salisbury
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Group discounts available
  • Online booking available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see our public course dates below. If there are no dates available or you would like to arrange a private course at your site or ours, then please select the ‘Private courses’ button.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge in:

  • Plan Operations: Hazard management and consultation
  • Pre-operational Inspections: on the telehandler and each type of attachment being conducted
  • Operate: shifting loads and travelling through obstacles
  • Conclude Operations: Parking, securing the equipment and following site specific procedures


A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Information

What is a Forklift?

A Forklift (also known as an industrial lift truck) is a small power-operated vehicle used to lift, stack and move/transfer cargo over short distances. It features a “forked” platform attached at the front that can be lowered and raised in the lifting/moving process.

Forklifts are most often used in warehouses, storage facilities, industrial worksites and similar. Only trained Forklift drivers with special Forklift licences are legally allowed to operate them.

What Is a Telehandler?

A Telehandler (also known as a telescopic handler) is a machine most commonly used with attachments (such as a bucket, pallet fork or winch) to assist in moving loads places. Telehandlers are often compared to cranes; however, they are often much smaller and more portable than Cranes.

They can efficiently perform certain jobs that would otherwise require a Crane (such as placing loads at heights – like rooftops). Telehandlers can only be legally operated by trained and licensed operators.

What is the Difference Between a Forklift & Telehandler?

Both Forklifts and Telehandlers have the ability to lift and transport loads, however a Telehandler is more of a hybrid between a Crane and a Forklift. This is because a Telehandler has increased movement (e.g., a single telescopic boom can extend up and forwards from the Telehandler).

Forklifts only have forks that can lift loads up and down, but Telehandlers can also move goods backwards and forwards (without having to move their base). As mentioned above, a Telehandler can also be fitted with various attachments (including a platform), thereby making it more versatile for application of a wider range of project needs.

They are most often utilised to move loads places a conventional forklift can’t. Both Forklifts and Telehandlers require the appropriate licence to operate in Australia.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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