Course Details

Course Overview

This unit applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks. We specialise in the Healthcare industry – Nursing, community, disability and homecare.

More information on this course is available under the More Info tab above.

Award issued

Award issued – HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

Course Fees

$120 per student with group and multi course discounts available.

Contact us for more information.

About This Course

  • Manual handling can be completed at your workplace using your equipment and processes OR at Rapid Response training rooms, where we simulate standard working conditions and scenarios.
  • All participants must perform manual handling tasks including problem situations, so that we correct postures and assess their sfae handling skills.
  • We make it safe and fun with respectful handling of people. We will cover all the workplace laws and participants will be versed in the legislative side of the accredited manual handling training.
  • How to identify specific risks and measures to control them.
  • How to report a problem and maintenance issues.
  • How to use the equipment in the practice of following people handling techniques:
    • Bed mobility , slip sheets
    • Use of patient lifting hoists – lying down hoist and standing hoists
    • Sit to stand transfers, pivot boards, stand up pivots, Pat slides etc
    • Mobilising a person safely

Duration: 4 Hrs depending on numbers and experience. One on One courses can be organised.

1. Students new to the training – This may require a longer time-frame than for those students with significant training/industry experience.

2. Students with previous training and/or experience similar to this course – can be 2.5hrs with evidence of industry competence.

What does competency-based training actually mean?

A competency-based training environment is centered on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

You will be assessed on:

– Key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations relating to manual tasks and national code of practice

– Role and responsibilities of the employer and employees in relation to manual handling safety

– Ways in which individual workers are involved in consultation about workplace health and safety

– Reporting mechanisms required for workplace injury and compensation claims

– Key aspects of the risk management approach to manual tasks

– Risk factors and potential sources of risks of hazards manual tasks:

– Repetition

– Forces

– Postures

– Vibration

– Systems of work

– Types of manual task activity and the types of injuries that can result

– The relationship between the human body and risk of injury from performing manual tasks

– Functions of the human body:

– Basic function of the spine

– Body postures

– Types of muscles

– Principles of levers

– Manual handling techniques that support safe work practices:

– Preparing the load/client

– Preparing the environment

– Using the stronger muscles in the legs where possible, rather than spinal muscles

– Maintaining a neutral spine when lifting and carrying

– Avoiding lifting objects about shoulder height

– Minimising repetitive movements

– Positions not held for long periods of time

– Avoiding twisting by re-positioning feet whilst turning

– Types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment

Requirements & Prerequisites

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite qualification or certification requirements for this course.

Physical requirements

Please note that there are often physical standards which relate to the level and extent of physical performance required when undertaking accredited training.

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions. The Training Package for this unit requires a student to be physically able to conduct manual tasks safely.

Resources that will be available for this course

– Compliant workplace procedures

– Materials, loads and equipment as required by the individual workplace

– Presence of hazards

– Integration of situations requiring problem solving

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN)

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the minimum LLN requirements of the Training Package.

Course is conducted in English.

Foundation skills required

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.

– Learning – to learn to conduct manual tasks safely

– Reading – to follow WHS policies for manual handling

– Writing – to complete documentation such as reports/risk assessments.

– Oral communication – to communicate with personnel

– Numeracy – to follow instructions

If you are under 18 years of age

A parental/guardian consent must be obtained for any student under the age of 18 to be able to participate in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To be able to complete any vocational education course in Australia you must obtain and provide us with a USI. This is obtainable from We are unable to supply a course certificate without this.

The Schedule For This Course is Flexible

This course will run whenever we have interested students, so let us know & we’ll organise a day/time that suits you.

Please let us know of your interest in the course by completing the form below. We will then be in touch to organise a suitable day & time.


    Can I get my certificate on the day?2020-09-21T15:36:05+10:00

    A PDF copy of your certificate will be emailed within 1 -2 working days after completion of your course. Please advise the course coordinator if you need it earlier as a certified Letter of Attendance can be provided until the PDF certificate arrives.

    Can you help me if I can’t read, write, or understand English very well?2020-02-13T04:43:41+10:00

    Yes – just let me know so I can take more time for you and assessment support.

    Do I have to do a workbook online before I can do the course?2020-02-13T04:43:14+10:00

    No  – I can send you some prereading if you have Never done a course before.

    Do you give student discounts?2020-02-13T04:42:46+10:00

    Yes, we can offer student/pensioner discounts. Call for further details.

    How long does it take ?2020-02-13T04:45:03+10:00

    (CPR  New) – 2 hours,   CPR ( refresher ),   First Aid  4hrs

    How many do we need for you to come to us for the training ?2020-02-13T04:41:21+10:00

    3 minimal  ( call for request if less )

    How old can you be to do an Accredited course?2020-02-13T04:41:46+10:00

    14  ( younger if level of understanding and maturity advanced )

    I am physically incapacitated. How can I complete the course?2020-02-13T04:44:37+10:00

    Please ring Judy  – I have fully supported need courses and will take time to make you feel confident in what you can do.

    I have a baby, can I bring him/her with me?2020-02-13T04:45:34+10:00

    Please call me and let me know and I will organise the best course for you to come to…and yes – you can bring your baby to CPR refresher courses.

    Is the course Nationally Accredited?2020-02-13T04:40:56+10:00




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