Telehandler Training Course

Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to operate a Telescopic materials handler for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare for telescopic materials handler operations
1.1 Access, interpret and apply telescopic materials handler documentation
1.2 Obtain, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Identify hazards and environmental issues, assess the risks and implement control measures in line with workplace policies
1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities
1.5 Identify, obtain and apply signage requirements in line with workplace procedures
1.6 Select required telescopic materials handler equipment or attachments and confirm the suitability of the work activities
1.7 Coordinate and communicate planned activities with other at the site prior to commencement of work activity
2. Operate telescopic materials handler in line with established requirements
2.1 Perform pre-start and start-up check in line with workplace procedures
2.2 Check telescopic materials handler controls, brakes, attachments and other implements for manoeuverability and serviceability and ensure faults are rectified or reported within scope of own responsibility and according to workplace procedures
2.3 Assess site and operating hazards and apply safe operating techniques
2.4 Operate telescopic materials handler using techniques suited to equipment capabilities, site and work conditions, and according to workplace procedures
3. Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials to complete work activity
3.1 Use load handling communication methods as per standard operating procedures with all parties
3.2 Communicate with dogman to establish the weight of the load
3.3 Communicate with dogman to ensure safe working load requirements have been assessed and appropriate slings and lifting gear has been selected, attached and secured in line with workplace procedures
3.4 Locate machinery to ensure stable and effective shift of materials according to work requirements
3.5 Shift the load safely and effectively, using hand, audible and communication signals, in line with workplace procedures
3.6 Park up, shut down, secure and carry out post operational inspection of equipment in line with workplace procedures

4. Select, remove, fit and use attachments for a telescopic materials handler
4.1 Select attachment for the task and move and fit attachment in line with workplace procedures
4.2 Test and confirm correct fitting and operation
4.3 Use attachment within design limits and in accordance with workplace procedures
4.4 Remove, clean and store attachment in line with workplace procedures
5. Relocate the telescopic materials handler
5.1 Prepare machine and equipment for relocation in line with safe work practices
5.2 Transport machine and equipment safely between worksites, observing relevant site codes and traffic management requirements
6. Conduct housekeeping activities
6.1 Clean-up work area and dispose or recycle materials according to workplace procedures.
6.2 Manage and/or report hazards to maintain a safe working environment
6.3 Complete and file or distribute documentation in a manner that complies with workplace practices

More information on the legislative training requirements for this course can be found here –