Nationally Recognised Training

Telehandler (Gold Card)

RIIHAN309E Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations


Please ensure you are booking into the appropriate course based on the type and capacity of your telehandler AND the attachments you will be using on your telehandler. Also take into consideration which Australian State you will be operating telehandlers as different states have different licensing requirements.


Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE - at our site in Wetherill Park (see our course calendar for scheduled dates)

FACE TO FACE - at your site (providing you have adequate training areas, resources and a group of 6-8 participants)

Course Duration

6-8 hours*
PLEASE NOTE: *Course duration may vary based on training group size, prior operator experience (if any) and the number of attachments you are being trained on. Please also refer to WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING OR LICENSING DO I NEED TO OPERATE MY TELEHANDLER to ensure you are booking into the appropriate course.

Course Cost

$495 per person (GST free)

For courses conducted at our site in Wetherill Park NSW, we will supply the non-slewing Telehandler equipment. The $495 course cost includes training on a fork tyne attachment and a crane jib attachment for under 3 tonnes capacity telehandlers. We do not offer training on bucket and work platform attachments.There is no minimum number of participants required to join a public course. See below for scheduled course dates and Other Important Information.

For courses delivered at your site, you must supply the Telehandler equipment (and attachments you wish to be trained on). The course cost of $495 per person includes training on 1 standard attachment and a group of 6-8 participants is required. Additional fees may be applicable for training on more than 1 attachment. Travel fees may be incurred for locations outside of Sydney Metro area. Please contact us for a quote.

Course Prerequisites

Participants must be over 18 years of age, be able to speak and understand English; understand technical concepts; and provide suitable photo identification. There are no other licence prerequisites required for this course.


Course Overview

A telescopic materials handler or telehandler, is a mobile all terrain multi-purpose machine fitted with a variable height/reach telescopic boom and a lifting attachment. The most common attachment are forks, but telehandlers can be fitted with a variety of attachments for different types of loads.

Other types of Telehandler attachments include:

  • Work Platforms
  • Earth moving buckets
  • Crane/Lifting Jibs

In NSW, a High Risk Work (HRW) Licence is not required to operate a Telehandler with fork attachments regardless of lifting capacity*, however in accordance with the WHS Act and Regulations 2011 under Primary Duty of Care, a PCBU must provide information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. A Gold Card provides evidence of formal information and training for operators of telescopic material handlers.

Please note: Telescopic Handlers with greater than three tonnes lifting capacity and fitted with a crane jib attachment, require a High Risk Work licence to operate them in most states (Class CN, C2 or above). This course does not cover High Risk Work licensing. If you require a HRW licence to operate your telehandler combination, please advise us so we can book you into the appropriate course.

Course Content

This course covers all aspects of operating a telescopic materials handler:

  • Planning and preparing for operations.
  • Conducting pre-operational checks.
  • Operating the telehandler.
  • Attaching, securing, lifting, carrying and placing materials and loads.
  • Selecting, fitting and removing attachments.
  • Relocating the telescopic material handler from one site to another.
  • Machine maintenance and cleaning.

Who should do this course?

The information in this course is appropriate for people operating telescopic materials handlers at worksites in:

  • General and civil construction – all fields.
  • Surface Mining, drilling and extractive industries.
  • Transport/warehousing/logistics and waste recycling/recovery.

Course Outcomes

Participants successfully meeting the assessment criteria will be issued a Statement of Attainment in RIIHAN309E Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations and a Telescopic Handler Association (TSHA) Trained Operator Gold Card for the type of Telehandler and attachments you have been trained in the use of.



This course is only conducted in English, no interpreters or translators are permitted.


      * HI VIS WORKWEAR OR SAFETY VEST                        
      * HARD HAT                            

(Entry to premises will not be allowed if you fail to bring/wear the items above).

We provide filtered water, tea, coffee & biscuits during the course, however lunch is NOT included so you will need to BRING or BUY your own lunch from nearby shops. 

Should you have any other questions regarding course requirements, please contact us via phone 1300 26 27 21 or email: 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must arrive on time as per the above course start times.  Being late not only impacts you but the other participants in this course.  If you arrive 30 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to continue and no refund will be issued for any monies paid.

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Course Dates

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Please select your state so that courses on the site can be shown for your location.

Start Date Classes Units Location Places left Cost
Tue 26th Nov 2019 at 7:30AM 1 class 1 unit Wetherill Park 8      Price $495.00 Enrol
Tue 10th Dec 2019 at 7:30AM 1 class 1 unit Wetherill Park 5      Price $495.00 Enrol