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WA Finance and Sustainability Network Meeting

Event start date: 7/12/2023
Network meetings provide a forum to facilitate the exchange of information and provision of advice that informs both practice and policy, helping build the capacity of organisations to deliver sustainable...

Executive Leaders Conference 2023

Event start date: 11/12/2023
Save the date! The newly refreshed Executive Leaders Conference 2023 will be held on 11 and 12 December 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

National Disability Awards Ceremony

Event start date: 11/12/2023
Celebrate the significant contribution of individual workers and teams who support people with disability to achieve their goals at the upcoming National Disability Awards.

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Manual Handling In-house Workshop

A carer supporting a person with disability
Location: At your organisation/Zoom
Date: 31/12/2025

Available now - secure your booking for 2023.

*If you are currently looking for online training, register for our eLearning modules here: Manual Handling for Disability Support Workers

The face to face manual handling course is a full day course usually from 9.30am – 4.30pm. The outline of the course is as follows:

  • Module 1: Hazardous Manual Tasks & Risk Management
  • Module 2: Hazardous Manual Tasks and Injuries
  • Module 3: Manual Handling Techniques
  • Module 4: Practical Application: Domestic Tasks
  • Module 5: Practical Application: Basic People Handling
  • Module 6: Practical Application: Specific Handling Tasks

Equipment needs generally are a bed and hoist with sling, wheelchair-van and car if required and a wheelchair. Slide sheets and transfer belt will be brought to the training by the trainer. Due to infection control requirements, we are also requesting organisations provide masks, gloves and sanitiser/disinfectant.

The group size limit is generally 12-16 and the room size will need to comply with physical distancing requirements for both practical and theory components.

As an in-house delivery, our facilitator Sue Smith would conduct a briefing call before looking at specific areas of focus relevant to your needs.

Workshop Costs

Workshop costs for in house delivery are:

Full day NDS Member $2,245 + GST
Full day Non-Member $3,368 + GST

Sue is based in Sydney therefore travel costs from Sydney will be charged at cost to the organisation.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Learning Coordinator, 0383414307, submit enquiry/feedback