Tele Handler

Course Overview

Our training course is designed for participants to gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate a telescopic handler or ‘telehandler’ and its attachments in a range of heavy lifting. Telehandler operators use this versatile machinery for lifting and carrying materials in a range of industries including construction & infrastructure, mining/resources, transport & logistics and agriculture.

Course Outline:   

  • 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

  • Civil construction terminology

Course Inclusions:

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.

  • 2 days of training. Up to 6 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-15:30

Participants must

Be at least 16 years of age

Equipment requirements

For our site, we supply all the equipment for the course.

If we come to you, it’s the student’s responsibility to have a Telehandler and site to operate the Telehandler on.

For our public courses at our purpose-built training facility trainees must provide:



Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.


Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).

National units of competency

RIIHAN309F – Conduct telescopic materials handler operations (telehandler)

Course Duration

2 x 8 hour days


$1500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541