Manual Handling Training North and North West

Learning Focus
Administration & Management
Start Date
8 Feb, 2022
Enrol by
2 Feb, 2022
Program Description

This “hands on” session will examine lifting techniques, hoist operation, toileting/changing issues and manual handling problem solving. All techniques are based on methods which involve behavioural change to re-educate our bodies to use the big muscles, our feet and body weight effectively, thereby reducing strain on our backs.

The workshop is especially for Teacher Assistants and Classroom Teachers who are teaching multiple/physically impaired students and students with Autism and/or other disabilities. The Education Department’s Manual Handling Guidelines require relevant staff to refresh their skills regularly.

Program Outcomes

To be proficient in manual handling tasks required to support students with disability whilst ensuring the health and safety of all parties and maintaining dignity for students.

Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Location, Date & Time

North –  St Leonards Primary School, Launceston

  • Session 1 – Monday 7 February 2022 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Session 2 – Monday 7 February 2022 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

North-West – Burnie High School, Burnie

  • Session 1 – Tuesday 8 February 2022 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Session 2 – Tuesday 8 February 2022 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

In 2022 this training will be split into two sessions –

Session One – 9:30am – 12:30pm

A full session devoted to Manual Handling Training.

Session Two – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

A refresher, for those staff who have previously completed the training. This session will largely be devoted to participants raising problems/scenarios they have experienced – where possible it would be useful if these could be emailed through before the session to allow for preparation.

BYO Morning Tea

As this is a practical workshop, please wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes.