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Have you considered a Training Career?

Training Career

Would you like to work in a professional and supportive environment? One Stop is looking for enthusiastic 'Trainee Trainers'. What makes an ideal candidate?  Someone who fulfills some of the criteria or can bring something else to the role. Current machinery licence and experience in operation. E.g. Forklift, Order Picker,…

A new 2016 can start now

2016 is just around the corner and it's that tight pocket time of year - what better time to get ready for an exciting 2016 using our Government Funded training opportunities. Our Certificate I courses include your choice of Forklift, Order Picker, EWP, Working at Heights, Confined Space. NO STUDENT…

Did somebody say Jobs?

Since starting our Certificate II in Road Transport - Freight Handler qualification, 77% of our students have either gained employment or moved on to further study. Why?  Because this is real training, by real trainers in a real training environment. Hands on machinery training, and fun, informative class sessions. Add…

98% of our students complete their studies

With a lot of talk and press about Training Organisation completion rates, we thought we might tell the world what ours are. Certificate Courses in Warehousing, Road Transport, Logistics and Construction lead to genuine job opportunities after genuine training. Hands on training in our warehouses and simulated workplaces allow trainees…

Soldiering on with an ex-serviceman

Training Career

Walking Wounded is a great Aussie charity working with returned servicemen and women established to assist in the psychological rehabilitation and recovery of returned Australian soldiers who are experiencing hardships after their time in service. A key focus area is assisting in the training and employment of returned service personnel…

Three top responsibilities of Forklift Drivers

1. Everybody else. In the workplace everyone is part of the one team. Like driving on the road we all have a responsibility to each other. 2. Understanding the machine. Is it ready to operate, fuel, fluids, lubricant, tyres. What is the load capacity, what is the load centre. Are…

Four things only Forkies understand…

1. No actually I can't hear you. I am sitting on an engine. 2. No thanks, I don't need your random hand signals. 3. Yes actually, I am blind.  I just drove out of a dark warehouse into bright sunlight. 4. I know there are no windows but that doesn't mean I can…

Jobs Jobs Jobs… The day Channel 7 came to play

With a massive jobs pledge in south east Queensland, Channel 7 news came to film where the action happens! Have a look here for a sneak peek inside our Murarrie Training Facility.

6 things to know about choosing a Forklift

Gas/LPG Forklifts 1.     Positives:  These are normally quieter than a diesel forklift and their exhaust fumes less offensive.  They are usually quicker, have a faster lift speed and generally outperform the electric and diesel competitors. They can be utilised inside and outside the warehouse environment. 2.     Negatives: Fuel costs and…

Forklift Tyres – What types are there?

As a rule, the forklift tyres you will come across in a warehouse are slick solid black rubber in construction.  Is it any wonder when they are required to lift tremendous amounts of weight?  If it was an air filled tyre, also known as Pneumatic, it could quite possibly blow…

Benefits of completing a certificate level course

Students that complete a certificate level course relating to the industry they are presently working in or wish to join, are always at a distinct advantage over their peers.   If you are already employed and complete a certificate course, the certificate shows an employer that you are dedicated to staying…

Govt Funded inc Forklift or Order Picker – Next enrollment session July 30

A Freight Handler is a person working in industries such as Warehousing and Logistics who works with cargo either manually or with machines such as Forklifts, Pallet Jacks or Order Pickers. The program, funded under the Qld Government Certificate 3 Guarantee program is designed for both school leavers and mature age entrants, as a pathway to…

Enrol now! Govt Funded Training inc. Forklift

Enrolments are now open for our Certificate II in Yard Operations (Freight Handler), funded by the State Government under the Certificate III Guarantee Program. Open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens over 15 years of age who are permanent residents of Queensland, this is a fantastic pathway into the Logistics…

Brendale Site Now Open For Forklift Training

Big News! Our new Training Facility is now open at Brendale, for Forklift and Certificate Level Training. With airconditioned training rooms and undercover, all-weather training areas this is a great all year round solution for your Forklift Training is the Pine Rivers Region. Located a few minutes away from Strathpine…

Forklift of the Future

So what would the Forklift of the Future look like?  Will it do anything differently? Will it be better for the Operator?  Easier to manoeuvre? More comfortable?  Safer?

Forklift Licence Renewal

Since switching to the new National Forklift Licence, there is a requirement to renew the licence every 5 years. This can be done at Australia Post, and Online with the Licencing Authority in each state. In Queensland this is Worksafe and you can find more information here. You will need…

Forklift Driver Prospects and National Statistics

What are the prospects of a forklift operator over the next three years on a National level. Job positions for Forklift Operators is expected to be above average (btwn 25,001 & 50,000). Interestingly Forklift Operators have a high proportion of full time jobs (90.1%), working full time with average weekly…

Where are all the women?

It is traditionally in industry that is represented primarily by men, but what are the barriers to increasing participation among women? Over the years it has been interesting to see that participation level increase but as an industry, the Distribution, Warehousing and Logistics field still has some way to go.…

Order Picker or Forklift? What’s the difference?

For a start there is a different Licence for each one. The Forklift Licence is the LF classification (why it's not FL is anyone's guess) and the Order Picking Forklift is classed as the LO (again, OP would have been a better idea, but anyway...) The big difference is on…

When is a Forklift a Forklift?

When is a machine with Forks not a Forklift? What is the difference between a Forklift Truck and an Industrial Lift Truck? A Forklift Truck is a powered industrial lift truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and elevating work carriage, with a pair of fork arms…

How much does a Forklift Driver earn?

38% of Forklift Operators in industry have between 1 and 5 years experience Only 7% of Forklift Operators are women - the industry needs to do better than that! 4 out of 5 Forklift Operators are Highly Satisfied with their jobs Forklift Operators go on to roles such as: Storeperson…

Forklift Licence Test – Questions and Answers

The High Risk Work assessment consists of two parts: Written: 28 Critical Questions – 100 % to pass Calculations 8 Critical Questions - 100% to pass Written 30 non-critical questions – 90% to pass Only those who pass the written assessment can proceed to the practical assessment. If you are…

How old do you have to be to hold a Forklift Licence?

We are often asked how old you have to be to operate a Forklift. To sit the assessment you have to be 18 years of age minimum. However... you can begin the training at 17 years and 10 months - any machine operation whilst under training has to be under the…

Scissor Lift Licence – is there one?

Boom and Scissor Lift Training Brisbane

Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, any person operating a piece of plant or machinery has to have had sufficient training in doing so. That training has to be delivered by an appropriate and competent person, with the training qualification and equipment experience. In years gone by it was…

Training centres in South East Queensland


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38-44 James St, Beenleigh QLD 4207, Australia

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Eagle Farm

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7/231 Holt St, Eagle Farm QLD 4008, Australia

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24 Lilac St, Inala QLD 4077, Australia

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81 Salisbury Rd, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

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18 Goodman Place, Murarrie QLD, Australia

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293 Orchard Road, Richlands QLD, Australia

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4/126 Scarborough Street, Southport QLD, Australia

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Funded SkillsPack
Your ticket to Funded Training for Certificate III in Logistics plus your choice of Forklift, Order Picker, White Card or Scissor Lift Courses.
Funded SkillsPack
Your ticket to Funded Training for Certificate III in Logistics plus your choice of Forklift, Order Picker, White Card or Scissor Lift Courses.
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