Manual Handling Training Courses


The purpose of this course is to provide participants with necessary skills and practical knowledge to shift loads using manual handling methods, including assessing the risks associated with relocating the load, planning the relocation process and carrying out the relocation in accordance with the plan.

Course Name: MHAND - Shift Materials Safely Using Manual Handling Methods (TLID1001)
Course Code: MHAND
Course Duration: 4 hours
Training Plans: Manual Handling Course

Manual handling tasks are responsible for over 35% of compensationable injuries within Australian workplaces.

This Nationally Recognised training equips participants with skills and knowledge to shift loads using manual handling methods, including planning, risk assessment and relocating the load according to the plan.

It includes compliance with safety legislation and principles of safe lifting. It also covers moving loads as part of day-to-day work, performed under some supervision, generally within a team environment.


The course will be based on theoretical sessions, equipment demonstrations and practical exercises.

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Riklan Emergency Management Services (RTO 51994)

Entry Requirements:

Language, literacy and numeracy requirements from the unit are:
- Writing is required to the level of completing written assessments.
- Numeracy is required to enable the determination of similar activities.

Equipment and Materials:

Students must wear enclosed shoes.

Mode of Delivery:

Face to face and practical hands-on training conducted by an experienced instructor with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment for this unit.

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