The Operator School - Forlift Licence
The Operator School - Earthmoving Licence
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Interested in operating a forklift or earthmoving machinery for a living? The Operator School is a Government approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 31513) offering forklift drivers training and earthmoving operator courses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, QLD.

Learning how to use a forklift, order picker, skid steer (bobcat), excavator, roller, loader or backhoe and qualifying to operate one in the industry is relatively straightforward when you train under one of our expert instructors.

At our state-of-the-art training facility in Arundel, QLD, we provide nationally recognised training courses for forklift and order picker licences and earthmoving machinery tickets.

The Operator School has been servicing the warehousing and civil construction industry on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane since 1999, with hundreds of students qualifying for their forklift tickets and excavator licences each year.

Our sister Registered Training Organisation, The Driving School (RTO No: 32261), offers a comprehensive range of heavy vehicle driving licences, from Light Rigid through to Multi Combination for Queensland and New South Wales licence holders (all gearbox codes).

  • We are a fully accredited RTO and we do not use contractors
  • One to Two students per machine
  • Choice of training at our own purpose built facilities or at your site
  • Servicing Gold Coast and Brisbane
  • Open Mon-Sat (+ Night and Sunday on request for Forklift and Order Picker)
  • Flexible training plan to suit your needs
  • CSQ Funding available for all machinery courses

Forklift and earthmoving machinery training for all skill levels and applications

We offer efficient, easy-to-follow training and fast certification for those wishing to obtain their licences, the most popular being a forklift ticket or excavator licence (now known as a ticket or competency card) in south-east Queensland.

With clients ranging from individual students to large national companies, we have the experience, skills and current knowledge to deliver training outcomes that meet your expectations and adhere to government regulations.

As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) we offer recognition of prior learning. If you already have some prior experience on machines such as forklift, order picker, excavator, bobcat or any other machinery and can show evidence, you may be able to qualify for your licence (ticket) sooner. Once we verify this proof of prior experience, and possibly implement a challenge test, you may even be able to receive a discount on your course fee.

Train at our state-of-the-art-facility or we can come to your site

For those looking to qualify for a forklift or order picker licence, and earthmoving machinery (i.e. bobcat and excavator) tickets, you can train with us at our headquarters in Arundel on the Gold Coast or we can arrange to come to your premises.

Our forklift, order picker and earthmoving (skid steer, roller, loader, backhoe and excavator) training school at Technology Drive, Arundel, is just a 50-minute drive from Brisbane CBD, 27 minutes from Logan City, 38 minutes from Coolangatta Airport and 2 hours from Toowoomba on the Darling Downs.

If you’re looking to earn a nationally recognised order picker/forklift ticket or earthmoving (bobcat and excavator) operator licence that can be used to gain employment anywhere in QLD or Australia, the Operator School has your training and assessment needs covered. Contact us today to learn more.

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