HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Looking to upskill’s and improve your career prospects in the healthcare industry? Look no further than Skills Training College’s nationally accredited manual handling course!

Our one-day manual handling course, officially known as HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely, teaches you the essential skills needed to perform manual handling tasks safely, effectively, and efficiently. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our course is open to everyone.

Don’t wait any longer to invest in your future – enroll in our manual handling course today and take the first step towards career success! 

Manual Handling Certificate Overview

Learn the essential skills required for career growth by enrolling in our Manual Handling Certificate course.

Manual handling tasks are commonplace in almost every industry, so mastering these skills is crucial for career advancement. Our manual handling course is ideal for individuals working in physical industries like healthcare, and construction and equips you with proper lifting techniques, risk assessment, and strategies for creating a safe work environment.

Our comprehensive training program is nationally recognised, covers the national code of practice and Workplace Health and Safety regulations. At just $145, this one-day manual handling course offers unbeatable value.

Enrol in our next HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course today!

Enrol in an Upcoming MANUAL HANDLING Course

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Salisbury 4
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Salisbury 4
Unit 20D
20 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyMon, 6 May 2024
9:00am - 1:00pm
Salisbury 4
map 43608 1

Salisbury 4
Unit 20D
20 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyThu, 16 May 2024
9:00am - 1:00pm
Salisbury 4
map 43608 1

Salisbury 4
Unit 20D
20 John Street
Salisbury 5108

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyTue, 28 May 2024
9:00am - 1:00pm


During your manual handling course you’ll be trained in a wide range of knowledge, proper techniques, and safe manual handling practices. These include, but are far from limited to:

  • How to prepare yourself to perform a manual handling task by using four P’s of proper manual handling techniques (Plan, position, pick, and proceed)
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • How to identify hazardous manual tasks through risk assessment
  • Risk factors including repetitive tasks, incorrect postures, and inefficient systems of work
  • Methods for minimising risk
  • The national code of practice and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations
  • Strategies for promoting health and safety in your workplace
  • Reporting procedures
  • Manual handling injuries which can result from improper techniques
  • Manual handling tools, mechanical aids, and how to use them
  • The importance of regular breaks

Take the first step towards creating a safer and healthier work environment for yourself and your colleagues. Enrol today to learn how to handle objects safely and minimise the risk of injury in the workplace. 



There are almost no prerequisites to enrol in our manual handling course. However, there are some minimum requirements which all students must meet.

  • All students must be at least 18 years old, or older at least 14 years old with permission from a parent or guardian.
  • All students will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
  • International students must be in Australia on a student visa (check with the Department of Home Affairs for acceptable visas) and must also already be undertaking a principal course with a CRICOS registered provider.
  • Students must possess a basic level of physical fitness required to carry and move heavy loads.
  • Students must have enclosed footwear and casual clothes to wear to their training session.
  • Students must be literate in English to comprehend simple safety guidelines, signs, and instructions.


Skills Training College delivers its manual handling course through a blend of in-person practical training and online, self-guided theory. We advise students to complete the self-guided portion first as this will help them better understand the topics discussed during their in-person training session.

Our manual handling course takes only one day of training, and lasts for approximately four (4) hours. The time it takes to complete the self-guided portion of your training depends entirely on your personal commitment and your reading skill level.


Skills Training College’s HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course costs a single, one-time fee of $145. This price is the same for both domestic and international students.

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.

MANUAL HANDLING Training Locations

Skills Training College’s manual handling training courses can be found at several of our locations across Australia. All of our training centres are easily accessible by car or by public transport. Here’s where you can currently find us for manual handling training:


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With the consistently growing demand for skilled healthcare professionals, a Manual Handling Certificate is your entry point to a realm of possibilities. Whether you’re a nurse in a bustling hospital, a dedicated aged care worker, or a healthcare professional in various roles, this course empowers you to excel in tasks involving the lifting, lowering, and moving of patients. Uncover the potential, hone your skills, and step confidently into the world of healthcare. Enrol in our Manual Handling for Healthworkers course and commence your journey toward a fulfilling and impactful healthcare career.


Serve patients with genuine care, forge deep connections, and become an integral part of their healing journey.

Always in Demand

With robust forecasted growth, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals remains constant, ensuring enduring career prospects.

Job Security

Almost 57% of healthcare workers are employed full-time ensuring reliability and job security in an ever-expanding industry.


In roles where physical tasks are routine, mastering manual handling is essential. This qualification equips healthcare and community care professionals with the skills needed to excel in roles that demand lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and relocating loads.

Many occupations benefit from manual handling training including:

Invest in your career’s safety and efficiency. Our $145 course fee ensures you receive specialised training, empowering you with the knowledge and techniques crucial for a safer and more successful healthcare or community care career.

Start your journey toward a safer workplace today!

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The answer to this question depends where in Australia you are. In some states and territories this qualification does not expire, and in others a manual handling certificate remains valid for two (2) years. Regardless, most organisations strongly recommend manual handling refresher training be retaken once a year to ensure the knowledge this course provides remains second nature. Skills Training College also offers manual handling refresher training for this very reason.

No. Due to the physical nature of manual handling, this training must be conducted in person. While plenty of theoretical learning is involved, students must also learn about the manual handling equipment, the demonstration and assessment of which must be displayed and can only be done so in-person.

A manual handling certificate is required to ensure that individuals are trained to safely undertake manual handling tasks in the workplace. Employers may require this certification to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and to mitigate liability in the event of manual handling-related injuries. Without this certification, there will be certain jobs you simply cannot apply for.

The assessment methods for this course are:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Consisting of role playing and simulated scenarios.

  • Knowledge Assessment: A series of multiple choice questions.

  • Project: Contribute to a discussion on manual handling.

A hazardous manual handling task is any activity which can cause injury (be it immediately or gradually) if performed incorrectly. Specific examples include jobs which require a person to carry a particularly heavy object or load, perform repetitive movements such as assembly line work or data entry, adopt awkward postures, or be exposed to sustained vibration when using certain powered equipment.

The consequences of performing manual handling tasks incorrectly can be both physical and mental. Some of the most common consequences include:

  1. Physical Ailments: Incorrect manual handling practices can lead to short-term injuries such as cuts, sprains, bruises. They can also cause longer-term problems such as soft tissue injuries, nerve injuries, and long-term musculoskeletal disorders like lower back issues and broken bones.

  2. Mental Health Issues: While not directly caused by manual handling, the risk of injury and accidents can negatively impact employees’ mental health. Long-term conditions may become difficult to manage, affecting mental well-being and potentially leading to stress, depression, or anxiety.

Manual handling is used in a wide variety of industries. Most notable among these are construction and healthcare.

When it comes to working in construction, no one can work in the industry without first completing white card training. Officially known as CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, this course is essential for anyone looking to begin work on a construction site, or in any workplace where construction may occur.

Skills Training College has a wide range of healthcare courses which suit a variety of needs. Some of these are specialised toward people looking to start a specific career, while others are general yet essential skills that everyone should know. Following is a comprehensive list of relevant courses: