NOW OFFERING SKILLS COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT Perfect for anyone who's completed online learning and wants the opportunity to put their theory into practice. Skills Competency Assessment

Manual Handling – Advanced People Manual Handling Training for Support Workers

Manual Handling - Advanced People Manual Handling Skills for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training


Overview/Content
Our advanced manual handling microcredential for support workers is designed specifically for people working in supported independent living centres, hospitals, in the home and residential aged care facilities.

Our advanced manual handling training for health care and support workers assists clients who are both semi-dependent and fully dependent. Manual handling knowledge and performance skills relating to client transfer from bed to chair/wheelchair, sit to stand, rolling in bed, using slide sheets and hoists are developed.

This training is competency based. To receive a Statement of Competence, participants must satisfactorily complete an assessment of knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives
Face-to-Face Mode Only:

  • Demonstrate the safe moving of a client sit to stand from a chair

  • Demonstrate the safe moving of a client from lying to sitting

  • Demonstrate rolling in bed

  • Demonstrate a safe effective slide sheet technique for a dependent client

  • Demonstrate a safe effective hoist technique for a dependent client



Delivery Mode
3 hours and 15 minutes live online training and knowledge assessment
4 hours face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
Advanced People Manual Handling for Support Workers: Live Online Training and Knowledge Assessment
Advanced People Manual Handling for Support Workers: Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

More About This Course
Our Health Care programs are only ever conducted by either a nurse or a paramedic. There can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of your course and are committed to your learning. This manual handling skills program provides support workers with essential knowledge and skills to safely assist a semi-dependent and fully dependent client.

Some of the topics for our advanced manual handling training for health care and support workers include:

  • understanding the concepts of manual handling

  • identifying manual handling tasks within the general and supportive care environment

  • minimising manual handling injuries to self and others

  • identifying the principles of safe lifting and moving of loads

  • examining the relevant health and safety legislative requirements

  • explaining the risk management process; including a risk management activity

  • prompting versus assisting

  • exploring the manual handling techniques for clients who are semi-dependent and fully dependent on others

  • understanding the manual handling support required for a client transfer from bed to chair and bed to wheelchair

  • understanding the manual handling support required for a client using walking aids

  • repositioning a client using slide sheets

  • applying a sling using slide sheets

  • hoisting from a bed to a chair





Premium Health are excellent and their offering is of tremendous value to the Disability sector. Their instructors are knowledgeable and engaging and our staff have the convenience of someone come on site to teach them. Classes which are offered virtually also provided a high level of interaction and useful information that our carers can take and apply to the work they do. We are very pleased with the services provided by Premium Health.

  • Kasia Baker
  • OD Advisor
  • Challenge Community Services
  • I need a course for...
  • Disability
  • First Aid
  • Health Professionals
  • High Intensity Support Skills
  • Mental Health
Select course...
Get in touch

Co-ordinating training for a workplace? Contact us for more information or book your live online training or onsite training Australia-wide.