HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely – for Domestic Students

Domestic Students

HLTWHS005 - Conduct Manual Tasks Safely


This short course, comprising one unit of competency, focuses on the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and then prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

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Online training is available for this course.

The course duration is 30 hours including online and classroom sessions *, self-directed study, assessment and assessment assistance. Students undertake a mandatory 1 day practical session after completing online theory component.

*With the current pandemic situation, classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers. Practical sessions are currently on hold until further notice.

Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.


Classroom based and online (Moodle/ Live Webinar) based training.

Learning Mode

The course is delivered in a blended format and includes face to face (classroom)/ online, self-paced (learning materials on Moodle) and face to face (skills training session).

Volume of learning includes:

  • Theory = 10 hrs
  • Skills Training = 5 hrs
  • Skills Practice = 2.5 hrs
  • Assessment and Self-directed study= 7.5 hrs
  • Assessment Assistance = 5 hrs

189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.

Career Pathway

Participants will be able to enhance own skills to undertake their existing job role/s and seek better opportunities for employment in Aged Care, Disability, Community and Health sector.

Qualification Description

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner. This unit applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks.

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Topics Covered
  • Identifying manual tasks involving risk
  • Preparing for manual tasks
  • Completing manual tasks
  • Contributing to safe work practices
Who May Attend

This course is beneficial for any person who may:

  • May be engaged in direct client / customer interactions such as health, aged care and disability support.
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience

There are no pre-requisites for undertaking this short course.

ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • Participants may be either engaged in the industry or be enrolled in an industry relevant qualification

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.


Where relevant, students may enquire for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the ALACC’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition. Student will get a statement of attainment on completion of the unit of competency.


Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written activities and practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment).

Work Placements

Not applicable.

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Course Fees
ALACC Students
AUD 100.00
Fees: AUD 100.00
Non-ALACC Students
AUD 120.00
Fees: AUD 120.00

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