Commercial Road Transport - Forklift Operator

Forklift operators are always in demand. Add this valuable skill to your CV and boost your job opportunities.

You'll gain the NZTA 'F' (Forklift) endorsement that will qualify you to drive a forklift up to 18 tonnes and meet the requirements to gain the OSH Code of Practice and Forklift Safety Certificate.

Read more about the forklift endorsement on the NZTA website.


Planned intakes*: October, November
Delivery modes: Part-time
Locations*: Mt. Maunganui (Logistics Training Centre)
Duration: 1 day

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

The dates are a guide only. After you have enrolled and paid for this course the tutor will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable time for a one day course which combines practice and theory.

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $292.00

2017 international students $351.00

2018 fees to be confirmed

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • NZTA ‘F’ (Forklift) endorsement and/or
  • Forklift operator’s certificate and ID card

Entry Criteria

Applicants must hold a current full class driver licence (other than class 6).