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HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks Safely


This HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely is for individuals working in various capacities in health care industry who require the skills and knowledge to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

This unit can be used as an “upskilling” product for those with existing qualifications. For those undertaking a qualification, a very large number of qualifications will allow this unit to be included as part of their packaging rules. This unit can also be used as standalone training for those currently in the workforce without a qualification, however, it should be trained in the context of the learner’s job role.

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HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
Course Delivery : Online theory with face to face simulation workshop
Campus : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Kochi (India)
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms
  • Online theory with face to face simulation workshop
  • The theory component is provided through supervised structured online mode delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 30 hours which will include 12 online theory, as per the session plan, 12 hours of simulation training and 6 hours of self-paced structured e-learning. Table 1 outlines the number of hours for theory, Self – paced Structured-E learning tasks, simulation hours, for each unit of competency.
  • Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 4 hours of unstructured learning.
  • IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

This unit applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. The Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies to this work.

Achievement of this unit of competency provides credit towards qualifications in a range of training packages where manual handling skills are required.

  • HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be aged 18 years or over
  • In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 2 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

If a candidate believes there would be a disclosable issue on their national police check, a confidential conversation will be required prior to enrolment to determine suitability for work.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India

You can apply online using the “Apply online” link below.

Please Note: You will be required to complete an E-Learning Assessment by the night before you come into face to face training.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83

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