Telescopic Materials Handler (Telehandler) Operations is aimed at providing the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a telescopic materials handler (telehandler) safely and efficiently. The course is a mixture of in class theory, practical demonstration and assessment covering all aspect of operation including legislation; hazards and risk control; planning; pre-use inspections; load charts; load characteristics; attachments; safe operation; transport; reporting procedures; shut down and post operation checks.
Any person who holds their Telescopic Materials Handler Ticket, can operate any telescopic material handler with all attachments (Mast, fork, jib etc). If moving loads capacity over 3 tonnes, operator must also hold their Non – Slewing (CN) Crane High Risk Work Licence. The Forklift High Risk Work Licence does not cover any operation of a Telehandler machine.
The training is delivered face to face and typically takes a maximum of 8 hours to complete depending on group size and experience. Courses can be delivered from one of our locations or on site providing the correct equipment is available.
Sheer Workplace Training is responsible for the quality of the training plan and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainments for this unit, RTO number 45597.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, participants will need to demonstrate sufficient english language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to operate successfully and complete this course. There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing, certification or pre course study requirements for this course.
Personal safety clothing must be provided by the student and worn during training. Sheer Workplace Training facility will provide additional safety equipment which must be worn throughout the practical aspect of the training.
Participants must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of this course.
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.
Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the entry requirements please call 07 3901 0804.
Course fees are payable before completion of the course. Discounts can be applied for group bookings.
Course fees will be communicated to you prior to confirmation of enrolment.
Students can obtain a training handbook which includes pre training reading via email, post or collection prior to training.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au if a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.
Training and Assessment
Plan and prepare for telescopic materials handler operations
Conduct telescopic materials handler pre-operational checks
Operate telescopic materials handler
Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials
Select, remove and fit attachments
Relocate the telescopic materials handler
Carry out machine operator maintenance
Conduct housekeeping activities
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.