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721311 - Forklift Driver

Description

Operates a forklift to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level

4

Alternative Titles

    • Forklift Operator
    • Fork Truck Operator

Specialisations

    • Reach Truck Operator

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 7213 Forklift Drivers

Description

operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

Tasks

    • 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

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

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.

Occupations in this Group

    • 721311 Forklift Driver

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