Course Overview

Our Manual Handling course will teach you how to safely identify, prepare and perform manual handling tasks in the health care environment. The training program is specifically designed to assist health care workers to carry out their routines and procedures.

Why I need Manual Handling Training?

Lifting or moving to light or heavy objects can hurt our body. If we don’t lift correctly, extra strain can be put on areas of the body that can’t cope with the load. It is very important to learn and understand how to handle heavy objects. We need to make habits for ourselves to use proper techniques into daily practice. Manual Handling helps a workforce to understand better their body about the work they perform. Around one-third of all workplace injuries in Australia occur during manual handling activities. Yes, many of these injuries could have been avoided with good preventative interventions. Job specific training is one of those interventions. By providing your employees with the knowledge and skills to identify their potential hazards and know how to take appropriate measures to reduce the risk, you can prevent injuries and reduce monetarily and productivity losses.

Hope Training College of Australia offering professional training to educate and motivate people. Our trainers are always enthusiastic and are knowledgeable in practical injury prevention techniques.

Course Summary

Course Code:

At Hope Training College of Australia, this course will be delivered in 4.5 hours of supervised instructions. During the training, students will be instructed to complete the online or Learning Guide (book/Online) study and Student will complete online/Paper assessment.

Award Titles:
Course Fee:
Refreshers: $85
Full Course: $125

(Fee can be paid the same day through Credit Card or Bank Transfer.)

Validity: This module is current for 12 months and must be renewed annually.

Note: CONDUCT MANUAL TASK SAFELY All participants must provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before enrolling in and attending their course. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI.

This Course Includes:



ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - There are no pre-requisites for this course except
Applicant must be 18 years or older.
Applicant must be a domestic student, not an International student.
A preliminary Language, Literacy and Numeracy test can be conducted at Hope Training College of Australia to assess the skill level of the applicant at the time of admission if the student is not refreshing his/her existing qualification.

Course outcomes

Competencies - A Statement of Attainment
What you will learn
Welcome and Learning objectives
Introduction to moving and handling
Duty of Care
lift Polices and the law & Legislation NO
Risk Factors while lifting or moving
Pre-start Exercises
Correct posture
The spine and spinal problems
Basic anatomy and physiology of the spine
Use of slide sheets
Moving and handling objects safely
Moving people safely
Use of a full hoist and standing hoist in a variety of situations
How to control risks arising from Manual Handling tasks
Preventing Injuries
Assessment resources will include
Use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
Compliant workplace procedures
Materials, loads and equipment as required by the individual workplace
Modelling of industry operating conditions, including:
Presence of hazards
Integration of situations requiring problem solving

Delivery Venue

  • Level 3, 135 Pirie Street,
    Adelaide, SA – 5000