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Telehandler Operator inc. 360 Slew and Attachments Unit Standard 23637

Course Overview
A telescopic handler, also called a telehandler, teleporter, or boom lift, is a machine widely used in the agriculture and infrastructure industries. It is somewhat like a forklift but has a boom (Telescopic cylinder), making it more a crane than a forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic or articulating boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or winch. Due to these cross overs and complexities, it is essential operators fully understand the machine they operate.

Attendees will be assessed through theory and practical skills of the telehandler applications including;

  • Control of hazards associated with operating a telehandler
  • Check and prepare a telehandler and attachment before use
  • Operate a telehandler (range of applications for job site)
  • Carry out post-operational procedures

Course Prerequisites

  • 16 years or older
  • Class of driver licence and any driver licence endorsement appropriate for the vehicle being driven (wheels)
  • On job evidence such as log books, photos and job sheets will be requested as part of the evidence (200 hours)
  • OSH (Worksafe) Operators Certificate (if there are forks)
  • Use of a training room for the duration of the course
  • Use of fit for purpose equipment relevant to operations to be assessed

NZQA Unit Standards
23637: Operate a telehandler - Level 3, Credits 20

16701: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for driving on a road for endorsement W (wheels) - (if not held already) - Level 3, Credits 3

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 4 -maximum 8 

Course Duration: Approx. 6 - 8 hours full course

Course Location: Delivered on customer’s site

Course Cost: $540.00+gst per person (Telehandler Operator)

                     $200.00+gst per person (Individual W Endorsement course)

Mileage$100.00+gst to Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga and .95c+gst per km everywhere else

Machine hire may be additional depending on attendee numbers  

(Minimum number charges will be applied if minimum numbers are not met)

 For more information, please refer to the trainee handbook or the student information section of our website.