Microcredential: People Manual Handling for Support Workers

As part of Premium Health's People Manual Handling for Support Workers Microcredential, students are required to demonstrate specified knowledge and skills throughout the training and assessment session in order to be deemed competent.

The following applies for training completed from the 1st January 2024.

Duration: 3 hours training and assessment

The person named on the certificate has demonstrated the following knowledge and skills (in a simulated environment):

Prepare to deliver manual handling support:

  • Recognise the role and responsibility of the support worker in relation to providing manual handling support
  • Apply infection control principles
  • Communicate clearly with participant using specified preference
    • Prepare the person for the move or transfer, check footwear
    • Prepare the environment for the move or transfer
    • Gather any required equipment or aids

Demonstration of safe and effective techniques used in manual handling tasks for clients who are able to assist:

  • Walking with a client
  • Assist a client from sit to stand

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