Manual handling for patient care

  • $145*
  •   Accredited
  •   Online learning and 4.5 hrs in class
  • Workplace


HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This accredited course provides the skills and knowledge required for a healthcare worker to participate in safe work practices when involved in caring directly for clients within nursing, aged care and home care environments. There is also a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the clients wellbeing support, and the community.

Who this course is recommended for
• Nurses & student nurses
• Aged care workers in nursing homes, community services and home environment.

This course includes online learning and 4.5 hours of practical training and assessment. Completion of online learning is required prior to arrival at the class.

You must arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for screening and hygiene procedures.

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Prior to attending the course, participants are sent a link to complete mandatory online learning and assessment by reading the Participant Guide and successfully answering 47 knowledge quiz questions at their own pace. This must be completed prior to attending the practical session unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this situation, the participant must advise the Trainer and Assessor on arrival to the practical session.

The practical session includes 4.5 hours of demonstration, practice, and assessment of skills. Participants must respond to simulated emergency scenarios applying manual handling skills including:

  • Managing an unconscious breathing casualty;

  • Moving a patient from wheelchair to shower chair;

  • Moving a patient from chair to standing;

  • Moving a patient from floor to chair; and

  • Assisted walking and sitting up in a bed.

On successful completion of all assessments, participants will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment.

Participants who may require additional support to complete this course are encouraged to call the Contact Centre to discuss available options.


The HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Unit of Competency standard requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life.

Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with the duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard, it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to students who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.

As St John WA RTO is not CRICOS registered, this course is not available to international students (or dependants) in Australia on an International Student Visa. If this applies to you, please call the St John WA Contact Centre 08 9334 1233 to discuss available options.

Unit(s) of Competency

There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.

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