Operates a forklift to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales. Registration or licensing may be required.
Fork Truck Operator
Reach Truck Operator
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7213 Forklift Drivers
operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.
operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
may operate specialised trucks to carry items beneath elevated frames
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.