Manual Handling Training North West and North

Learning Focus
Work Health and Safety
Start Date
7 Feb, 2023
Enrol by
24 Jan, 2023
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 a 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 Department for Education, Children and Young People’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

This training will be split into two sessions. Only required to attend one session.

Session 1: A full session devoted to Manual task training

Session 2: A refresher for staff who have previously completed the training


West Coast – Strahan Primary School – Friday 03 February 2023

  • Session 1 – 9:30 am-1:00 pm

North – West Launceston Primary School – Monday 6 February 2023

  • Session 1 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session 2 – 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

North-West – Burnie High School (19 Fidler Street, Cooee) – Tuesday 7 February 2023

  • Session 1 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session 2 – 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

BYO Morning Tea

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