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Reach Stacker Licence

The RS Class Licence – TLILIC0011 – Licence To Operate a Reach Stacker

(greater than 3 tonnes capacity) is the qualification that permits a person to operate a Reach Stacker over 3 tonnes with a container handling attachment. Delivered at our Port of Brisbane TradeCoast site or in the workplace, this program is for both new entrants and experienced operators.


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The Reach Stacker Licence training course is developed for the container handling machine, equipped with a boom and top lift attachment. An operator will only be legally permitted to operate an RS when holding the appropriate qualification – TLILIC0011 – Licence To Operate a Reach Stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity). Therefore, at One Stop, we provide entrants with the necessary training to professionally and confidently operate container reach stackers, emphasising safety in the workplace.

There are three options to choose from when seeking to acquire the RS Class licence with One Stop Training:

  1. On-site training and assessment for a start-to-finish face to face course
  2. Workplace based logbook training
  3. Workplace based start-to-finish face to face course

The course ‘TLILIC0011 – Licence To Operate a Reach Stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)’ is part of the National High Risk Licence scheme. You can view our other great courses here.

We work hard to deliver the best possible outcome for every trainee and want to see our trainees succeed as much as they do. At One Stop Training, we are dedicated to ensuring that every worker has the opportunity to upskill their abilities and expand their professional horizons.

Course Description

The Reach Stacker Licence Course at One Stop Training is tailor-made to qualify workers for the operation of a container reach stacker at their chosen pace. The three options available allow for the streamlining of this important process. 

This course will prepare workers for the following:

  • Job planning, including risk, hazard, and load assessment
  • Safe workplace path planning
  • RS inspection and operation, including pre and post-operational checks and procedures
  • Theoretical and practical applications of RS work and safety practices
  • Confidence to apply all necessary knowledge without supervision

Upon completion of this course, workers will be certified to operate a RS through a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


Whilst there are no formal prerequisites, an entrant must be over 18 years of age and will ideally have some heavy machinery operating experience. A novice operator or someone new to plant and heavy machinery may require additional training. It is also necessary for the applicant to have a working command of the English language and basic numeracy skills. The course may also require applicants to conduct some manual labour to successfully complete the course. We will help all students make an informed decision regarding suitability prior to enrolment.

Why One Stop?

Our training facilities and services are designed to ensure the successful completion of an entrant’s desired licence requirements. By choosing One Stop Training, you are guaranteed to work with dedicated professionals who seek to share their knowledge with a passion. We will ensure the following:

  • Experienced trainers who treat every student as an individual
  • Respectful and helpful administration and training team
  • Welcoming and inclusive learning environment
  • Focused class sizes for targeted learning
  • Enjoyable and easy to understand instructions
  • All learning materials provided
  • Excellent pass rate rate
  • High student satisfaction rating

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At One Stop, we strive to enhance your existing staff’s professional capabilities and create new working opportunities for you. We also offer a variety of payment options, including Afterpay

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Where are the courses offered?

Queensland, (QLD), Brisbane, City
Queensland, (QLD), Brisbane, Northside
Queensland, (QLD), Logan
New South Wales, (NSW), Sydney
Victoria, (VIC), Melbourne
Western Australia, (WA), Perth
South Australia, (SA), Adelaide
Tasmania, (TAS), Hobart
Northern Territory, (NT), Darwin

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Option 1: Face to Face Course

Reach Stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)’ course schedule is four days and is structured to ensure all operators receive appropriate instructions and practical time. No additional logbook hours are required – this is a complete start to finish Reach Stacker Licence course delivery in QLD.

  • Day 1. Theory training
  • Day 2. Practical training, theory group revision
  • Day 3. Practical training, theory group revision
  • Day 4. Theory and practical assessment

Option 2: Logbook Training

The Logbook Training method is an excellent option for busy workplaces that wish to invest time in upskilling workers, by learning under supervision while on the job.

  • Formal trainingthis takes place on-client-site and is a combination of theory activities in the classroom and practical activities in the container yard. Once this Formal Training is completed, a training plan specific to each trainee is created, and a logbook issued.
  • Operating hours and activities are to be recorded in the Logbook. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure appropriate supervision is provided.
  • When sufficient hours are accrued, as determined by the trainer, trainee and supervisor, the assessment can be conducted.
  • After a review session, the group of operators move to formal assessment conditions. The Reach Stacker assessment is a combination of theory and practical assessment.

Option 3: On-Site Delivery

Delivered on-client sites for groups, this course runs across four days and is structured to ensure all operators receive appropriate instruction and practical operation time.

No additional logbook hours are required — this is a complete start to finish course delivery, anywhere in Queensland.

While there are no formal prerequisites, this program is intended for those who have previous experience operating heavy machinery and are looking to add an additional qualification to their skillset. 

We will work with the employer and employees to devise a training strategy that is appropriate for their workplace, available equipment and level of experience.

Course code

TLILIC0011 – Licence to Operate a Reach Stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

Critical Information

It is important to make an informed decision about a course prior to enrolment. In this case, the High-Risk Work Licence test (HRWL) procedure is particularly important. Therefore we recommend reviewing our Student Handbook

Delivery Modes

Face to FaceStudents attend classes at scheduled times and are presented with subject material by a Trainer. Practical training is delivered in a simulated work environment.

Work PlaceThis type of training includes both formal and informal learning and on-the-job supervision is required by a licenced operator.

Licence Processing Fee

High-Risk licences require lodgement with Workplace Health and Safety Qld. This process is done online here. There is a licence processing fee payable to the State Government. You can view the Government fees here.

Language Literacy and Numeracy

Courses are delivered and assessed in English and require you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

If you have any doubts about whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a program, please contact our administration team on 1300 556 387 for further information.

Assessment Requirements

Assessments are conducted by an assessor accredited for this high risk work (HRW) licence class in the Commonwealth/state/territory where the licence will be obtained (i.e. an assessor authorised by a Commonwealth/state/territory WHS/OHS regulator).

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and all assessment must be conducted in the English language.

Assessment of performance must be undertaken in the workplace and/or under realistic workplace conditions which typically reflect:

  • performing tasks/activities within timelines that would be expected in a workplace
  • standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints
  • using full-scale equipment

If the working zone is located at a ‘live’ site, assessment will continue in all weather conditions unless the safety of the candidate or others could be compromised.

Simulators are not permitted to be used in the assessment of this unit of competency.

Course Schedule

The Reach Stacker Licence Course is either held at our facility over a four day period, or as a workplace based program. Course schedule/duration is unique to each person. An individual training plan will be the foundation for each students requirements.

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