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Get a Tax Break by Enrolling in a Course with Elevated Training Now!

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By enrolling in a course with Elevated Training before the 30th June 2018, you’ll not only increase your earning potential, you’ll also save on the tax you’re paying as our courses are 100% tax deductible. We offer a wide range of courses with industry experienced trainers. Our courses are nationally recognised and will prepare you for a broad scope of career opportunities. Some of the courses we offer are as follows:

License to Operate a Forklift Truck (LF)

This course will teach you every aspect of forklift truck operations and you’ll also acquire a high-risk license, in conjunction with your forklift license.

License to Operate an Order Picking Forklift Truck (LO)

As well as training you on how to operate a standard forklift, by completing this course you’ll also learn how to operate an order picking forklift and receive a high-risk license.

License to Operate a High Reach Forklift

Our license to operate a high reach forklift is a more advanced course in forklift training which requires a current LF license.

Operate Elevating Work Platform

By completing this course you’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to operate an elevated work platform in the infrastructure and resources industries, along with obtaining a high-risk license.

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

This course will teach you everything you need to know about working in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Working Safely at Heights

Our Working Safely at Heights course will equip you with crucial knowledge on how to navigate heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Conduct Operations for Skid Steer Loaders, Hydraulic Excavators, Graders, Backhoe/Loader and Wheel Loader

We offer a wide selection of heavy machinery operating courses that teach you preparation for operations, operating procedures, housekeeping and machinery maintenance

Start a new career in the new financial year by booking a course with Elevated Training now! If you enroll online, you’ll also save 10%. Call us now on (07) 55 245 925 to find out more.


The benefits of enrolling your team into group training courses

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As an employer or manager of a work site, it is important to ensure all staff have the appropriate licensing and that their training is up to date.

It is your legal responsibility to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are current in order to effectively comply with Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations.

However, the practicality of adhering to these requirements for your own worksite is not always as simple as it is in theory.

It can be quite a burden for your routine operations and production schedules when you are continually pulling different workers out for days at a time in order to complete licencing or refresher training courses.

Fortunately, Elevated Training is focused on providing tailored training solutions that don’t disrupt your site’s normal workflow.

We deliver forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses onsite – because we understand that you don’t have the time or resources to shut down production.

Elevated Training can come to your workplace and provide onsite training for up to 30 employees, or your team is welcome to visit our live site to get their training completed all at the same time.

We can also design a rolling session between various locations if your workplace operates from more than one site.

Training together also aligns the timing of when your workers require refresher training in the years to come, and is also a great way of ensuring all staff have the same level of understanding when it comes to high risk work and safety procedures for the worksite.

Having a common understanding of workplace safety can not only prevent workplace injuries for your staff and keep them out of harm’s way, but you’ll also be compliant with WHS and avoid unwanted fines.

Contact us today and find out how you can get discounted training fees for group courses.

Using your existing skills to fast track your training

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If you are an existing forklift licensee, Elevated Training are able to use your overseas license or expired card to fast track your licencing and get you fully accredited in no time.

Elevated Training can provide forklift training, high risk licensing and refresher courses so you’ve got the appropriate accreditation to stay on the job or to find new work in Australia.

For new workers obtaining LF or LO tickets, we typically provide 3-day training courses for a base fee of $475.

However, with your recognised prior learning (RPL) at play, we can run you through all of the necessary licensing requirements for either ticket for just $350.

If you have previously held an Australian forklift licence, it is just a matter of attending a brief four-hour session to refresh your training, verify your competency and renew your licence.

Or, if you hold existing overseas licences, it is simply a 1-day course you need to attend so we can educate you on best practice and make sure you are up to speed with Australia’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) rules and regulations.

It is incredibly difficult to break into the industry or gain new work in Australia when you’re unlicensed or your licence is no longer valid… But thanks to Elevated Training, the process of getting qualified is the easy part.

So whether you’ve got an expired licence or a relevant licences in New Zealand, you can use your fundamental skills and experience to fast track your training and be accredited in no time.

Elevated Training provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licenses and more.

To ensure you’re fully qualified with a current license, that’s eligible in Australia, contact us for all your training, log book and licensing needs.

Log Your Training Hours Through Us

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Starting a career in the manufacturing or agricultural industries can seem quite challenging when you don’t have the right training and qualifications to get your foot in the door.

Being a reliable and hard worker will go a long way in these lines of work, but with strict Work Health and Safety laws in place, employers will only consider you if you have all the necessary licensing and experience.

For the vast majority of new workers trying to break into the industry, the biggest challenge when it comes to getting a forklift ticket – or licenses to operate other machinery like bobcats, excavators and steer graders – is needing to understand both theoretical and practical components in order to become fully qualified.

Most jobs in the farming or building sectors will require a ticket and logged hours using specific machinery, and when you haven’t ever worked on a site to gain that experience – it can be quite a challenge.

But the solution is simple.

Elevated Training can open up our live training site to show you how to operate the gear in a practical setting.

Starting from scratch isn’t as daunting as it seems when we can provide you with straightforward classroom and worksite training where you can get the all skills you need in the one place.

You can gain hands-on experience operating various machinery and log training hours using our equipment and be fully prepared for your desired job.

We also offer after-hour and weekend training so you can gain the right experience at times that suit your current working schedule.

What’s more – the trainers and assessors at Elevated Training have a wealth of experience working in various sectors, so our industry connections may even help to kick start your career.

So if you’re seeking out ways to log hours on new machinery for your next job, call Elevated Training today.

The difference between LO and LF forklift tickets

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At Elevated Training, our experienced team provides a wide range of vocational training for forklift tickets, EWP licenses and more.

One of the most common questions we get asked with new workers entering the industry, as well as some seasoned workers, is “What’s the difference between the LO and LF forklift licences?”

The key component that differentiates an LO from an LF Licence is the type of vehicle the licence is intended for.

An LF licence allows you to operate any forklift truck, excluding a load-shifting order picking truck (or LO classified vehicle).

Whereas an LO licence will only qualify you to operate a load-shifting order picker and a “turret truck” – which is also known as a VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) truck.

A standard forklift truck is equipped with a pair of fork arms that can be raised from 9m above the ground, making it easier to transfer heavy or multiple packaged items in a warehouse setting.

The forklift is operated from the driver’s seat and steering wheel and doesn’t require the driver to be elevated at any point or attached to a harness.

The operation of an LO picking truck, on the other hand, requires the driver to wear a harness because the operator’s platform rises and lowers to enable the driver to pick stock at varying levels up to 10m.

If you’re looking to get work in a warehouse, transport or logistics role, either licence would be an ideal starting point to kick-start your career in the industry.

Elevated Training provides 3-day courses for either the LF or LO tickets for just $475.

Both courses will show you through how to plan work and conduct routine checks, shift loads, shut down and secure the forklift trucks, and they both equip you with a High Risk Work license.

In addition, the LO course simply specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate an order picking forklift where the operator controls elevate with the lifting media.

Call us today to enrol, or book online for 10% off your course fee.

Keeping HR Managers informed on licencing and WHS obligations


When working in human resources, maintaining the knowledge and expertise for your own position is just the beginning.

You also need to maintain an understanding of the various roles within your workplace and the duties they each entail.

Furthermore, if you are the HR Manager of a manufacturing site, transport company, rural workplace, or similar – you also need to be well-versed with the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations relevant to your site, as well as the various tickets your workers must retain in order to perform their routine duties.

For these types of workplaces, there are various different licences depending on the machinery and equipment, the working platforms and the risks involved with the employees’ duties.
To avoid occupational accidents and hazards, you as the HR Manager should have a comprehensive understanding of each ticket and what they entail.

At Elevated Training, we provide support to Human Resource professionals like yourself, including theoretical training components to gain a wider understanding of the various licenses used on your worksite and what’s required of your employees to remain competent in their respective fields.

In the unfortunate event there is an accident on site, you need to be able to prove that you took every reasonable step to ensure the competency of your workers and that WHS practices were followed diligently.

Understanding licencing, and the various WHS practices that come with each, helps your business remain compliant across the board and avoid hefty fines of up to $20,000.

To ensure your duty of care requirements are met, Elevated Training can provide the professional advice you need to ensure workers on your site operate machinery correctly safely.

If you want to keep on top of the various tickets held by your staff and the safety procedures to suit, call us today and we’ll tailor training and advice to your individual needs.