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
One 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.
Full Course
$195.00 + GST
Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA.
Refresher Course
$140.00 + GST
You must have proof of a current OSH certificate to qualify for this special rate, see information below.
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.