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Course Name

Manual Handling (Sunshine Coast)

Course Code

HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Course Delivery

Face to Face Skills Practice & Assessment



Course Duration

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

Course Cost

From $125 (may vary)

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Is the course nationally accredited?


Previously Known as
  • HLTHSE204D – Follow safe manual handling practices
  • Manual handling

HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Nationally Accredited Course

As a recognised Australian RTO (#40407), Sunshine Coast First Aid are passionate about providing our students with high-quality training from friendly, highly professional instructors. Our HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely training – more commonly known as “Manual Handling” – runs out of our Mooloolaba training facility. This venue comes fully kitted out with all the equipment and facilities required to learn and demonstrate manual handling tasks – including slide sheets, hoists and hospital beds. Our courses are also designed with the learner in mind – and our instructors strive to make the training practical, informative, hands-on, and fun.

The HLTWHS005 course is highly suited to people in roles with a strong manual handling component, such as nurses – both in hospital and residential settings – and workers in the support, health, and aged care fields. We’re also careful to follow all relevant legislation (both local and national), such as the hazardous manual tasks code of practice.

Why Choose Our HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely?

  • Find a Cheaper Price, We’ll Price Match
  • First Aid Training with Flexible options
  • Same-Day Certificate
  • Accredited Certification, Nationally Recognised
  • Workplace Training at your site
  • Courses available 7 Days
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – endorsed
  • Australian College of Nursing – endorsed
  • Book Online or by Phone

How is the Course Delivered?

No online assessment required

All the assessments and hands-on skills training for the HLTWHS005 training is handled in person by your trainer during the course – there are no online quizzes or skills assessments to complete.

However, you will need to log on to your online student portal after enrolling, and download the pre-reading material for your course. This material can be completed at your own pace and at a time that suits you, as long as it’s completed prior to the start of your face-to-face training. The material is required knowledge for the training, and your session will generally start with a short quiz on what you’ve learned (as part of your assessments for the course).

The time needed for the pre-reading material will change depending on the student in question – there’s no set time limit. But we recommend setting aside around half a day to complete the material..

How is the Course Structured?

The course uses a range of assessment methods to evaluate students and their grasp of manual handling practice and theory:

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

Course Requirements

  • Those participating in the course must be 18+ years of age, OR be aged 14-17 and have written consent from a parent or guardian to take part 
  • Students must undertake a risk assessment to understand and reduce manual handling risks throughout the course
  • You must take part in a manual handling safety consultation process – and you must be able to communicate well enough to contribute to the process
  • Your literacy and numeracy skills must be sufficient to allow you to read, understand, and apply safety signs, warnings and guidelines

Course Cost

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

Course times

  • 9:00am – 1:30pm

Some alternate course times are available at some venues – check the course calendar for details. Participants should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the course start time, as latecomers (arriving after the course start time) will be asked to leave and reschedule.

Certificate Issued Same Day

Students who complete the Manual Handling course successfully will be awarded a certificate for HTLWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely. Sunshine Coast First Aid should provide this to you digitally on the very same day as your course (where possible – and within 24 hours if not). To be issued with your HTLWHS005 certificate, you must have provided Sunshine Coast First Aid with your valid USI (prior to the course commencing), and completed all assessment tasks for the course successfully. Failure to do so may result in a delay in your certificate being issued.

Professional Health Trainers

Sunshine Coast First Aid works with highly trained instructors, each with many years of experience under their belts. Our team works hard to provide an engaging learning experience that’s interactive and enjoyable. And, of course, you shouldn’t be nervous about asking questions along the way and taking advantage of your trainer’s hard-won wisdom.

Your USI Number

Like any student undertaking formal training in the last few years, to take part in HLTWHS005 training you’ll need to provide a valid USI (or “Unique Student Identifier”). The government provides these to maintain a secure record of the training you’ve undertaken – a little like a tax file number for training. If you don’t already have a USI, the good news is they’re free and easy to obtain – just head to the USI website to apply.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the HLTWHS005 course and show understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of manual handling, participants must show knowledge 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

The participant must also demonstrate they can perform the tasks involved with manual handling and adapt to contingencies that arise. The participant must demonstrate they can:

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

What other training courses does Sunshine Coast First Aid offer?

Sunshine Coast First Aid offers a range of courses on different aspects of first aid and other related topics. Have a look below to see some of the courses we offer.

Many of these courses are the updated versions of older courses. If you find yourself being directed to training in any of the topics below, it’s worth knowing that they’ve now been superseded by new updated versions of those courses. Regardless of that, Sunshine Coast First Aid can help you out – providing you with the most up-to-date version of the training you need.

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) *
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support (BELS) *
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid *
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid *
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

* – The updated versions of these topics are covered in the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course.

Your First Aid Certificate – Fully Accredited

Get your fully accredited first aid certificate on the same day*

After successfully completing your training with Sunshine Coast First Aid Courses you will receive a fully Accredited Recognised Statement of Attainment for your first aid course. There are no hidden costs.

* Not all courses will receive certificates the same day

NO Pre Tests Required

Our course is flexible in delivery, and we provide a learner guide to be studied by participants prior to attending their practical session.

To ensure the integrity of our assessment process, there is no online assessment to be completed. However, written assessments and progressive assessments will take place during your practical session.