Forklift Operator Course
– Online learning and in-house assessment

This is an online course that covers the theory component of a forklift refresher. The theory portion of this course is self-paced (2-4 hours) and can be done in multiple sessions. Learn in your own time, at your own pace. The practical assessment can be booked upon successful completion of the theory.

This course is for those already certified as a Forklift Operator with certification that is about to expire, or needs renewing. IVS Training recommends that a refresher is completed every three years.

If you are new to operating a forklift, please book a beginner course. Click here for beginner training courses. If you are confident on a forklift but need your forklift operators certificate, please book a classroom course. Click here for OSH Forklift classroom courses.

  • No need to schedule a full day off site for yourself or your operators – the theory can be done online anytime, day or night. 
  • Our eLearning is engaging, multi-format learning followed by an online assessment
  • This course covers everything required in the Approved Code of Practice and is approved by industry body Competenz.

Once the online portion is successfully completed, there are two great options for completing practical assessments.

Option One: Complete your practical assessment in your workplace using our assessment checklist. This assessment can be completed by your employer/supervisor and meets the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. The course does not include WorkSafe/OSH certification.

Option Two: Complete your practical assessment in your workplace with one of our experienced Forklift Assessors. This is a great option if you would like to include any additional Forklift training courses, such as F endorsement training, Forklift Platforms or Forklift Attachments. Where assessments have been completed by an IVS Trainer, we can offer OSH/WorkSafe Certification also.

If you are booking this course for someone else, please bear in mind that further registration details will be sent directly to the trainee. Each trainee must be registered with a unique email address, which they can use for their eLearning.

Please note that the online course does not cover:

  • NZQA Unit standard 18496 - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving a forklift on a road for endorsement F (forklifts)
  • NZQA Unit standard 10851 - Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift)



Will you be driving the forklift on a road or in a public place? Or somewhere with pedestrian access? You may legally require an F endorsement!



For onsite or group bookings, please contact our team for more information. Phone 0800 021 169 or email training(at)

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