AMS Group’s forklift training provides the trainee with an understanding of the process required to operate a forklift on a road.  If you drive a forklift on the road, you must have an F endorsement on your driver licence.

  • Class 1 driver licence with Forklift F endorsement: Operate forklifts with a gross laden weight of up to 18,000kg
  • Class 2 driver licence with Forklift F endorsement: Operate forklifts with a gross laden weight exceeding 18,000kg

You can find more useful information on forklift training on the following websites:

2  Forklift Courses For The Price Of 1

AMS Group’s Forklift Licence Endorsement course also includes Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Operator certificate. If you complete and F endorsement with AMS Group and you do not hold the OSH Operators Certificate, AMS Group will also assess you against the requirements of the OSH Operators certificate.  AMS Group also offers a Forklift OSH Operators Certificate training course separately.

Course Outcomes

The course will cover both practical and theory and will include forklift familiarity and terminology, operator responsibility, controls and travel skills, manoeuvring, loading and unloading, fork control, stacking and hazard.  By completing this Forklift OSH Operators Certificate course you will be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements relating to the driving of a forklift on a road
  • Driving procedures and general considerations for driving a forklift safely on a road
  • Environmental factors affecting the safe driving of a forklift on a road
  • Demonstrate procedures for driving a forklift safely and legally on a road.

NZQA Unit Standards Included


Unit Standard Title Credit Value
18496 Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts) 2
10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) 7
 Please note that achieving unit standard 18496 does not mean that the holder can drive a forklift on a road, you must hold the correct licence for the weight of the forklift and the F endorsement registered on your drivers licence.


To get your forklift licence you must hold a minimum of a full Class 1 licence.

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.


One day


Course Fees

$230.00 + GST

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

Sweet Holiday Deal for Jan Courses – A 10% discount applies – available when booking

Special Note

The course costs shown do not include the cost of adding the F Endorsement to your current drivers licence.  AMS Group will provide the correct paper work to action this at your nearest NZTA Agent.


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.