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Manual Handling

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Course runs every second week. Please contact our college for the next date. Extra training session can be arranged depends on the requirements and enrolment.

Application & Enquires:
An application form for the course may be downloaded from our website or obtained from our college.

College will endeavour to ensure that the speakers and content for the seminar proceed as advertised. However, unexpected circumstances may necessitate the utilisation of a replacement speaker(s).

About this Course:
Poor manual handling techniques is a major cause of injuries in the workplace. This translates into a massive human cost, compensation cost and loss of productivity. On completion of this course participants will gain an understanding of the legal requirements for manual handling, apply sound manual handling techniques and performance of the four stage approach.

Course Content:
Course include theory and practical

1) Anatomy of lower back
2) Manual handling
    a) What is manual handling?
    b) Principles of manual handling
    c) Manual handling injuries
    d) Basic Principles of lifting
    e) No lift policy
3) Risk Management
4) Legal Considerations
    a) OHS ACT 2004
    b) Understanding legal requirements.
5) Workplace Layout
6) Taking Care Of Yourself
    a) Understand how the spine works
    b) Understand the importance of warming up, exercise and rest.
    c) Fire & Safety
    d) Emergency Codes
7) Video presentation
    a) No lifting system
    b) Risk assessment
    c) Slide sheet technique

    a) Selecting the right equipment
    b) Using standing machine
    c) Using lifting machine or hoist
    d) Positioning, Positioning with slide sheet
    e) Body mechanics and manutension

Assessment Methods:
Participation in class discussions, oral questions, pre test, post test, practical assessment and observation on correct manual handling techniques. 

Specifications: Pre-reading on the topic

Session Time:

Melbourne Campus:

08.30 am - 12.30 pm (Theory review + Practical + Assessment)

Sydney Campus:

 12.30 pm - 04.30 pm

Melbourne CBD Campus:

08.30 am - 12.30 pm

Course Fee : AUD $90.00


Melbourne Campus
Start Date
16 May 2014
20 June 2014
18 July 2014
15 August 2014
19 September 2014
17 October 2014
21 November 2014
19 December 2014
Perth Campus
Start Date
19 May 2014
23 June 2014
21 July 2014
18 August 2014
22 September 2014
20 October 2014
17 November 2014
Sydney Campus
Start Date
22 April 2014
29 April 2014
06 May 2014
13 May 2014
20 May 2014
27 May 2014
03 June 2014
10 June 2014
17 June 2014
24 June 2014
01 July 2014
08 July 2014
15 July 2014
22 July 2014
29 July 2014
Melbourne CBD
Start Date
22 April 2014
29 April 2014
06 May 2014
13 May 2014
20 May 2014
27 May 2014
03 June 2014
10 June 2014
17 June 2014
24 June 2014

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  • Duration
  • 4 Hours
  • Criteria
  • Everyone working in Aged care sector, Home and Community and Disability Services. Anyone who is concerned about their physical wellbeing and the wellbeing of their clients Anyone who does any sort of lifting, pulling however minimal Everyone needs Training In Manual Handling

    Pre – Requisites:
    There are no pre-requisites of qualifications to join this course.

    Course Delivery:

    This course is delivered by Professional and Fully Accredited Trainers, with several years of experience.

  • How to Apply
  • You can complete the application below and send it to IHNA
    For any additional enquires please contact us.

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