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Course Name

Manual Handling Refresher Sunshine Coast

Course Code

HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Course Delivery

Face to Face Skills Practice & Assessment



Course Duration

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

Course Cost

From $60 (may vary)

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Is the course nationally accredited?


Manual Handling Refresher – Annual Update

FirstAidPro’s Manual Handling refresher course is a yearly update and refresh of the HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely certificate, which participants must have previously completed to take part.

The course is recommended (and often required) for any staff whose role involves physically moving and handling clients. It should be taken on a yearly basis by staff in such roles, including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, student nurses (pre-placement), health and nurse aides, nurses, ambulance staff, occupational therapists, medical staff and people working with the aged or disabled in the community.

Our Manual Handling course (and the annual refresher) is recognised throughout Australia and provides the specialised knowledge and skills to allow a healthcare worker to provide direct care to clients in a nursing, health, aged care, or home care context. The course is particularly focused on the safety of workers, the well-being of the client, and the benefit to the community around.

The Manual Handling refresher doesn’t require any online assessment or e-Learning – all assessment tasks are set and completed during the course.

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, the course counts towards continuing professional development hours for nursing and midwifery roles.

As a recognised Australian RTO (#40407), FirstAidPro takes great pride in providing students with both friendly, highly experienced instructors and top-quality training.

Our manual handling training – and the manual handling refresher course – are both conducted at our Gold Coast training facility. The venue is equipped with a full range of manual handling equipment, including hospital beds, hoists, slide sheets and more. This allows students to practice and demonstrate manual handling skills safely, using industry-standard equipment. Our instructors also work hard to make courses informative and fun, with a hands-on approach and plenty of practical examples.

The course is particularly geared toward those working in hospital and residential roles, such as aged care workers, health workers, nurses, and support staff. And our courses closely follow all relevant state and territory legislation related to the topic, such as the hazardous manual tasks code of practice.

Why Choose Our Manual Handling Refresher?

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

How is the Course Delivered?

No online assessment required

The manual handling refresher course handles all assessments in-person as part of the 2-hour session. There’s no need to log on and complete separate online quizzes or other assessments – it’s all done on the day!

How is the Course Structured?

Participants in the course will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including:

  • 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

  • $60 (may vary due to Daily Deals) 
  • Price match guarantee on any similar course

Course times

  • This Hands-on Practical Training takes just 2 hours!

Certificate Issued Same Day

Within a day of the completion of your manual handling refresher course:

  • Manual handling certificates (Statement of Attendance) are issued electronically
  • Additionally, hard copies of Manual handling certificates can be purchased for $12, including postage.
  • As recommended by the Industry Council and Safe Work Australia, your Manual handling should be renewed annually.

Professional Health Trainers

At FirstAidPro, our team of friendly, personable instructors are all highly qualified training veterans with years of experience under their belts. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of their expertise and ask questions along the way.

About Manual Handling For Health Workers

Our manual handling refresher course is designed to keep your skills at identifying, planning and performing manual handling tasks up to date, allowing you to maintain a safe and injury-free workplace.

Content Covered:

  • Seated transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Instructing the person to raise themselves
  • Understand & Learn the NO lift Polices
  • Transfer from chair to chair/commode/toilet.
  • Fitting and removing slide sheets
  • Standing transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed
  • Turning in bed
  • Hoisting from chair to bed/bed to chair/commode to bed
  • Sitting to standing from the edge of a bed
  • Sliding a supine person up/down a bed
  • Sitting to standing from a chair
  • Assisted walking – raising a fallen person
  • Followed legally compliant workplace procedures to prepare for and complete at least three different manual tasks relevant to the work role
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • Contribute to a consultation process about improving manual handling
  • Pre-start Exercises
  • Correct postures
  • Hoisting a person from the floor

Other Relevant Industry

The Manual handling course is suitable for Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Home staff, Disability Services, Respite Care, Home Care Services, Health Professionals, anybody working in Aged Care or Aged Care Facilities, Nursing Students (Pre Placement), Support Workers, Registered Nurses, Disability Support Workers, Domestic Workers and Much More.

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.