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What is a Gold Card &
why do I need one?

A Gold Card is a plastic card that is kept in your wallet. It is evidence that you possess the operating skills to be a safe member of the workforce.

New Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, effective January 2012, require PCBU‘s (Person conducting a business or undertaking) to ensure that their workers have current competency for licenses they hold.

In summary, the WHS laws require employers to provide instruction, training and information to forklift operators to ensure that skills have not diminished or fallen behind current standards. This is the law.

Click here to visit Safe Work NSW website.

Getting a Gold Card?

How do I get a Gold Card?

A Gold Card is issued after completing a Verification of Competency (VOC) assessment either at your Sydney workplace (min 4 people) or in our Blacktown training centre. This assessment checks your forklift operating skills against the current licensing requirements.

The forklift licence assessment is a lot more stringent now than it was even just a few years ago. The VOC assessment will check if you are still considered safe against today’s standards.

How long does it take to be assessed?

Approx. 30 minutes per person.

Why should an individual invest in a Gold Card?

  • A Gold Card looks great when being interviewed for that new job
  • Eliminate your bad habits
  • Compliance with your Duty of Care responsibilities

How much does a Gold Card cost?

  • Blacktown training centre = $120 pp + GST
  • Your workplace = $120 pp + GST (min 4 people)

*Sydney Metro area only
*Normal business hours only

How long is a Gold Card valid for?

2 years

Gold Cards For Your Business

Can a business conduct this training internally?

Yes, but the workplace training should be conducted by a person who can prove their competence and who has assessing experience. The entire process must be recorded, evidence kept and the content should sufficiently cover the licensing requirements.

Why should a business invest in Gold Cards?

  • Be compliant with current workplace legislation
  • Eliminate bad operating habits
  • Create a safety culture in your business

To Book An Assessment

Please send an email to with the following information:

  • Company name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Full names of each person to be assessed
  • The training location (Blacktown centre or your workplace for 4+ people)
  • The dates and times that you would like the VOC to take place

Call Us Today

Our Contact Center:

(02) 8814 8640 (AU ONLY)

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm

Further Inquiries

For further information, please feel free to contact us

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