Telescopic Materials Handler Training

RIIHAN309F – Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations

What is a Telescopic Materials Handler?

A telescopic 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 attachments are forks, but telehandlers can be fitted with a variety of attachments for different types of loads.
Some other attachment types available are:
• Work Platforms
• Earth moving buckets
• Crane/Lifting jibs


Why do I need a Gold Card?

Course Duration

1 day Training and Assessment Course

  • 1 day for training and assessment
  • Lots of practical experience
  • Course booked on demand


Cost with CITB Funding :$145.00
Use voucher code CITBTMH when enrolling to get discounted rate.
From July 1 – $TBA

Cost (No CITB Funding):$495.00
From July 1 – $595

VOC – Verification of Competency Assessment

  • Flexible dates
  • Onsite assessments
  • Can be done in conjunction with a ticket/qualification, or
  • Participants must hold a ticket/qualification
  • More information

What you will learn

This course offers the information and skills you need to become an Telescopic Materials Handler (Telehandler) operator. It provides basic training in the safe operation of Telehandlers. It covers the following skills and knowledge:

  •  Planning and preparing for operations.
  • Conducting pre-operational checks.
  • Operating the telehandler including Forks, Bucket and Jib.
  • 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.

What you get at the end

On successful completion you will be issued with:

  • Statement of Attainment
  • ‘Gold Card’ issued the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia Incorporated.

    What you need to bring

    • Photo ID
    • Steel capped boots

    What the course will cover

    • Introduction and Legislation
    • WHS Regulations and Act
    • Inspection of equipment
    • Plan & prepare operations
    • Inspect & prepare work area
    • Equipment & attachments
    • Pre start checks
    • Operating techniques
    • Response to hazards and emergency situations
    • Operational maintenance

    What is involved

    Assessment methods are:

    • written theory
    • practical observation

    If you have any literacy problems please advise ACMT Operator Training Staff at the point of Application.

    Bookings Essential

    Contact us or fill out an enquiry form

    Opening Hours

    8am - 5pm Monday-Friday



    08 8240 5523

    Training Sites

    27 Veitch Road OSBORNE SA 5017

    17 Nixon Road WINGFIELD SA 5013

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