Course Information & Target Audience:

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner. This unit applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks.

Course Delivery:

Full course requires - 4 hours face-to-face training
Refresher – a refresher student who can supply evidence of previous certification may be given the option of completing unsupervised pre-course study to refresh their knowledge and then complete 2 hours of face to face training and assessment.


Onsite training will be held in Mebourne Metropolitan and rural Victoria.

Student Handbook:

The student handbook Can be found HERE

Pre Course Material:

Pre course material will be made available following registration into the course

Theory Assessment Requirements:

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

Practicalent Requirements:

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing tasks scenario and task demonstrations for:

- Safely completing manual tasks

Course requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.

Course Outcome & Renewal:

On successful completion of this nationally recognised training you will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards.

Course Costs:

Group Booking maximum 20 participants $2500
For individual bookings please enquire by phone or email.