Manual Handling Training – South

Learning Focus
Student Support
Start Date
7 Jun, 2024
Enrol by
31 May, 2024
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 the 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. The DECYP’s Manual Handling Guidelines requires relevant staff to refresh their skills regularly.

The session will give general advice only regarding examples that participants may have. Any specific advice on students manual handling plans will need to be directed towards students Allied Health team that prescribed the plan.

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


  • Developing self and others
Location, Date & Time

This program will be held face-to-face and participants are only required to attend one session.

South – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday 06 February 2024 – Lenah Valley Primary School
  • Wednesday 07 February 2024 –  Glenorchy Primary School – Delivered by Jenene Oates
  • Wednesday 07 February 2024 – Oatlands District School – Delivered by Karen Graham
  • Friday 07 June 2024 – Location TBC
  • Friday 25 October 2024 – Location TBC

As these are practical workshops, please wear comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes.

BYO Morning/Afternoon Tea