Forklift Operators Certificate 


To operate a forklift on a work site you must hold as a minimum the Occupational Safety and Health Operator certificate - OSH Operators Certificate.

If you have a current full car licence you may like to enquire about our forklift licence for an F Endorsement.

The Forklift OSH operators certificate requires renewal every 3 years and you must resit the theory and a practical assessment to retain this Certificate. AMS Group offers the refresher course either online with a practical assessment or you can book your Forklift refresher course on any of the course dates for the OSH Operators Certificate, shown on our course schedule.

Course Outcomes

By completing this Forklift OSH Operators Certificate course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a forklift
  • Perform a pre-operational inspection and start up procedure for a forklift
  • Demonstrate practical forklift skills.
  • Park and shut down a forklift.

NZQA Unit Standards Included


Unit Standard Title Credit Value
10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) 7


1 day.


A drivers licence is not a requirement for this forklift training course, but is recommended.

This course is designed for persons that have some experience using a forklift.  If you do not have any experience, you may be able to book lessons with one of our experienced trainers. Please contact us to discuss your options. 

Additional Pre-Requisites

  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites


Full Course

$231 + GST

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Refresher Course

$169 + GST

You must have proof of a current OSH certificate to qualify for this special rate, see information below. Click here for more details.

Special Notes

The Forklift OSH operators certificate requires renewal every 3 years. This means that the holder of the certificate must resit the theory and a practical assessment. These can be renewed before expiry and up to three months after expiry.

Proof of prior training required if not a returning AMS Group customer. If this cannot be supplied, a full charge will apply. If you sat your Forklift OSH Operators Certificate with AMS Group, and you are not sure of its expiry date, but would like to check, please contact us.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.