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Manual Handling Brisbane

Course Name
Manual Handling

Course Code Included
HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

345 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland

Course Duration
4 Hours – Face-to-Face Training & Assessment (+ self-paced pre-reading)

Course Cost
From $125 (may vary)

Course Certificate
Issued Same Day (T&C)

Is the course accredited?

Previously Known as

  • HLTHSE204D – Follow safe manual handling practices
  • Manual handling

Manual Handling Course

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HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Nationally Accredited Course

Brisbane First Aid is an accredited Australian RTO (Registered Training Organisation – #40407), that takes considerable pride in providing students with professional standard training from friendly, highly experienced instructors. Our Manual Handling course – formally known as HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely – takes place at our specialised training venue in the Brisbane CBD. Our facility is fully equipped with all the facilities needed to learn and demonstrate the safe performance of manual handling tasks – including hoists, hospital beds, slide sheets and more. Our courses are hands-on, practical, enjoyable, informative and fun.

The training is particularly suitable for nurses, support workers, health workers and aged care workers working in hospitals and residential care. It carefully follows all relevant state and territory legislation, including the hazardous manual tasks code of practice.

Why Choose Our HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely?

Our Manual Handling Course Locations in Brisbane

Manual Handling Course Brisbane – 345 Ann Street,
Brisbane, Queensland

How is the Course Delivered?

No Online Assessment Required

All practical skills training and assessment for the HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely course are completed in the 4-hour face-to-face training session.

Prior to this, you will need to work through the pre-reading material for the course (which can be downloaded from your online student portal). This material can be worked through at your own pace and in your own time, provided it’s completed before your in-person training session. This material will be assumed knowledge for the course, and there’ll be a pre-course quiz at the beginning of your training seminar to see what you’ve learned.

The time required to complete the pre-reading will vary, depending on the student. However, it’s generally wise to allow at least half a day to work through the material to be sure of finishing in time for your training.

How is the Course Structured?

Students will be assessed using a range of methods, including:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Risk Assessment)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Students must be at least 14 years of age. Under 18’s must obtain written consent from a parent or guardian to take part
  • You must complete a risk assessment to show understanding of (and minimise risks from) manual handling tasks during the course
  • Participants must be able to communicate effectively enough to take part in a consultation about safety in manual handling
  • You must have sufficient literacy and numeracy to read signs, interpret warnings, and understand safety guidelines and protocols.

Course cost

  • $125 (may vary due to Daily Deals)
  • Price match guarantee on any similar course

Course times

  • 9:00am – 1:30pm 

While this is the most common course time, some venues may have alternate times available. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. Students arriving after the course has commenced will be asked to leave and reschedule their training.

Certificate Issued Same Day

Completion of the Manual Handling course will award participants with a HTLWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely certificate. These should be issued to you digitally within 24 hours of completing the course, and Brisbane First Aid works hard to try and have certificates sent by the end of that day. To receive your certificate, you must have successfully completed all training and assessments required for the course. We can also only issue certificates to students who have provided us with a valid USI prior to the course commencing. Failure to complete assessments or provide your USI may delay your certificate from being made available.

Professional Health Trainers

At Brisbane First Aid, all our trainers are highly experienced professionals. Each of them is personally committed to providing a learning experience that’s interactive, engaging and fun. If you have questions during your training, be sure to ask them and take advantage of their many years of knowledge.

USI requirements

As part of the enrolment process, you’ll need to provide Brisbane First Aid with your valid Unique Student Identifier, or USI. This is a piece of unique identification – like a tax file number or licence number – associated with you to maintain a secure online record of any training you’ve undertaken. You’ll already have one if you’ve undertaken formal study in the last few years. But even if you don’t, they’re free to obtain and quick to apply for. Simply head to the USI website to start the process –

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Knowledge Evidence

To complete the assessments and demonstrate competency in Manual Handling and an understanding of the HLTWHS005 course material, students must demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations relating to manual tasks and the 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 hazardous manual tasks:
    • Repetition, forces, postures, vibration and 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:
    • The basic function of the spine
    • Body postures
    • Types of muscles
    • Principles of levers
  • Manual handling techniques that support safe work practice including:
    • 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
    • Using two hands to lift or carry
    • Keeping the load close to the body/centre of gravity
    • Avoiding lifting objects above shoulder height
    • Minimising repetitive movements
    • Positions not held for long periods of time
    • Avoiding twisting by repositioning feet whilst turning
  • Types and operational features of mechanical aids, tools and equipment

Performance Evidence

In addition, the student must be able to perform the practical tasks associated with manual handling and deal with any contingencies that arise. In practice, the student must:

  • Followed legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete at least 3 different manual tasks relevant to the work role
  • contributed to a consultation process about improving manual handling

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