Forklift ‘F’ Endorsement & OSH Certificate

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How to book

  1. Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates

  2. Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.

  3. Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.

About this course

This course is essential for any person who is required to drive a forklift on the road and in the work place to meet occupational safety and health requirements.

What you will learn

NZTA approved training course providing the essential skills to gain a ‘F’ endorsement to drive on a road and approved OSH course for operating a Forklift in the work place.

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge to:

  • Understand the importance of safe operation of a forklift

  • Perform forklift pre-operational inspections and start up procedures

  • Perform practical forklift skills, including parking and shutting down a forklift.

The course is NZQA based and the following unit standards are attained:

Unit standards Level Credits
10851 - Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) 3 7
18496 - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts) 3 2


Trainee must hold a minimum of a Full Class 1 licence to complete the ‘F’ endorsement.

OSH Forklift Certificate only available for unlicensed operators on request.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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1 Day

Start Dates

Whangarei: Monthly intakes and Saturdays as required

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