TELEHANDLER TICKETS- All you need to know!

Telehandler Ticket

What is the Telehandler Gold Training Program?

Telehandler Tickets are awarded to course attendees on the successful completion of the Telehandler Gold Card Training Program. This is the industry-standard certified training course developed by the (EWPA). YG Lifting Solutions helped to develop and roll out this training in conjunction with the Telehandler Association of Australia (TSHA). 

The Telehandler Gold Card Training Program provides training and assessment for experienced or novice operators. Similar to its Yellow Card sister program in the Elevated Work Platform industry.

YG Lifting Solutions are experts in the telehandler industry with over 70 years of industry experience. Involved in the original rollout of this mandatory training. YG are responsible for training the trainers throughout Australia. YG Lifting Solutions are TSHA (Telescopic Handler Association of Australia) accredited trainers and leading issuers of accredited telehandler tickets.

Who needs a Telehandler Gold Card Ticket (Licence)?

Anyone operating a non-slewing telehandler in NSW is required to meet Work Cover requirements. This includes Duty of Care training in the safe operation of a Telehandler. Therefore, Telehandler Gold Card Training provides the telehandler operator with the skills and knowledge required to operate the telehandler safely with different telehandler attachment combinations.

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Telehandler Training is hands-on.

For instance, the Telehandler Gold Card will allow you to operate any capacity Telehandler with Pallet Forks. In addition, it allows you to operate a Telehandler using a jib with a maximum lifting capacity of 3 tonnes. If you wish to use a jib which lifts over 3 tonnes you will need a CN Ticket (Non-Slewing Crane Ticket) as well as a Telehandler Ticket. This training does not cover the requirements for operating a slewing telehandler or for crane jib attachments with lifting capacity over 3 tonnes.

However, be aware that there are different Telehandler Operator requirements in each state. Click here to view the latest official requirements as outlined by the Telescopic Handler Association of Australia.

Is it a legal requirement to undertake training?

Yes, you will meet your two key objectives of the OH&S acts by completing the nationally accredited Telehandler Gold Card training, those being:

  • Firstly, it confirms that the operator of the telehandler has been trained in the safe use of the machine.
  • Secondly, the employer and user both have documentary evidence that the required ‘duty of care’ has been met or exceeded.

Enquire about a Telehandler Gold Card Ticket today and get covered! It’s better to be safe than sorry.

What does Telehandler Training cover?

The course is a one full-day training program. Covering approximately 3 hours of theory, with a 35-minute video presentation and assessment. Largely focused on practical demonstration training for telehandler operators, this training includes attachments. After that a one on one training and practical assessment. Learn processes and procedures throughout the day to help you drive any Telehandler you come across. 

Training provides confidence that you are covered to safely operate a telehandler.

Telehandler operators need a telehandler certificate
Get your Telehandler Ticket with the Telehandler Experts- YG Liftings Solutions!

Where can you get a Ticket?

YG Lifting Solutions are expert trainers in Telehandler Gold Card Tickets. Courses occur every Monday in Sydney at Smeaton Grange, just 10 minutes from Campbelltown. Alternatively, our trainers can visit your site and train a group anywhere in NSW.



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8am-5pm Monday- Friday

You will be issued with your Telehandler Gold Card after you have first been deemed competent in the safe use and operation of a telehandler. Additionally, you will have successfully completed the assessment tasks as set out by the accredited trainers.

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Telehandler training occurs weekly in Sydney or group training can be arranged at your site anywhere in NSW


Telehandler Gold Cards have various names. For instance, Telehandler Licence or Telehandler Ticket or Telehandler Certificate or Manitou Licence or Manitou Ticket.

When do you need to renew a Telehandler Gold Card Licence?

Telehandler Gold Card tickets are only valid for 5 years. Therefore, need to be renewed.

The certified Gold Card provides photo identification. Telescopic Handler Association of Australia registers these Gold Cards.  Training occurs based on a specific telehandler and specific attachments. The licence covers the use of this type of machine or attachments. So check that any existing licences are valid if using a new type of telehandler or different attachments.

 If you are unsure whether your Telehandler Gold Card Ticket is current CONTACT US. Similarly, if you have any other questions about telehandler tickets or training our expert staff can assist.