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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 7213 FORKLIFT DRIVERS


    FORKLIFT DRIVERS operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
    • operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
    • transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
    • ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
    • monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
    • inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
    • servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
    • may operate specialised trucks to carry items beneath elevated frames

    Occupation:
      721311 Forklift Driver

721311 FORKLIFT DRIVER

    Alternative Titles:
      Forklift Operator
      Fork Truck Operator

    Operates a forklift to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisation:

      Reach Truck Operator


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