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HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely Online training

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

100% Online – This unit can be completed 100% online

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What is conduct manual tasks safely all about?

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks.It teaches students to prepare and complete those tasks safely. This course is relevant for individuals working in a range of industries and workplaces where manual tasks are performed, including ambulance, NEPT, health care, aged care, and disability services.

Who should complete conduct manual tasks safely and what workplace and jobs is it relevant to?

The course covers identifying manual task hazards, risk assessments and use of mechanical aids. Upon completion of this course, learners will have an understanding of the risks associated with manual tasks, and safe work practices to reduce the risk of injury.

Safework Australia has identified manual handling injuries as a major occupational health and safety issue. These types of injuries can occur when workers lift, lower, push, pull, carry or move objects manually. This is what will increase the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) like back pain, sprains, strains and fractures.

This course is specifically intended for paramedic students, emergency responders nurses health support workers aged care staff

Safework Australia Manual Handling Training

Manual handling injuries are one of the leading causes of workers’ compensation claims in Australia. In 2019-2020, there were over 23,000 workers’ compensation claims for MSDs caused by manual handling. MSDs are particularly common in the construction, healthcare, manufacturing and transport. industries.

To help prevent manual handling injuries, Safework Australia recommends that risk assessments and control measures are used. Mechanical aids, lifting equipment and training workers in ensuring that loads are properly balanced and stable. This course is designed to teach these skills.

This course provides information and training on how to properly lift and carry loads, how to use mechanical aids and equipment, and how to maintain good posture and body mechanics, but principally to avoid lifting, if possible.

By taking these steps, employers can help to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace and create a safer and healthier working environment for their employees.



Students will find the textbook Clinical Skills for Paramedics, which can be purchased cheaply online, extremely useful to complete this unit as it is based on the manual handling chapter from this textbook.

Entry Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency based first aid training.

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian.

Course Requirements

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course.

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

If you have ANY special needs (e.g., language/literacy/numeracy difficulties/ physical disabilities etc) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training, please let us know before enrolling

Students will be required to undertake online pre-course work before completing practical activities. The 3 practical activities/case studies involve uploading completed documents and reports from the templates we provide as part of the assessment or completing an online equivalent.

Why study with International Paramedic College, Australia

We bring a strong clinical prehospital care focus to our training and education programs. Our training and assessment materials are designed by us, they are not some bought in generic curriculum. They have a genuine prehospital care focus. We are a local independent training company that provides approved courses and refresher training online and locally. Like the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Surf Lifesaving, we are fully regulated by The Australian Government’s Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide the health, safety and emergency qualifications we deliver.

Our regulation is through the Australian Government Australian Skills Authority (ASQA)  a national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications. Whether you are refreshing past training or learning new skills, we have a unique perspective.

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone undertakes nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI, you will have to do so before attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a rapid and painless online process at the Australian Government website www.usi.gov.au. Follow the prompts as a student. Click here to apply online or check your USI number.

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide a USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014. Then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. More information is available about USI numbers on our website here.

Requirements for completion of manage first aid services

You must complete 100% of the training course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks. If you feel you may need some support to complete the learning or assessment tasks, either because of a literacy issue, a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know. We may be able to adjustments to our learning and assessment processes. Information concerning reasonable adjustment and the type of student support services we supply can be found in our Student Handbook.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer recognition of existing skills and knowledge, please refer to our Student Handbook or website here for more information.

Student Services Information and Policies

Our student handbook, refunds, terms, and conditions and our policies on are available in the footer of this website. Students can access these at any time. Information for students is provided in the student handbook.

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