Conduct manual tasks safely

Mode: Blended

Duration: Online Self study + 3 Hours Face to Face

Course Fee: 120 AUD

This unit describes 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. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. The Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies to this work. The latest release of the unit of competency can be found at the following link: 


Learner characteristics and target group 

Target groups for the HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely are students who are seeking to develop or refresh their skills and knowledge in manual handling to further their career prospects or study pathways.


Delivery mode: 

This program is delivered face-to-face in classroom, and through structured self-paced online studies and assessments.


Delivery site

Level 2, 73 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

1/195A Invermay Road, Invermay, TAS 7248

46 Winston Avenue, Clarence Gardens, SA 5039

U6/72A Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


Course duration:

This unit will be delivered over 3 hours face to face and 7 hours of self-paced online studies for training and assessment.


Entry requirements

Penny Royal College has the following entry requirements:

Students must:

-         Have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills, for example, to be able to read the training materials and complete assessment tasks. This will be tested through online studies and assessments.

Any amount charged during the booking process will be fully refunded if the student is unable to complete the online studies and assessments because of LLN skills.



A range of assessment methods will be used to assess required skills and knowledge for each unit of competency. These may include but not limited to may be case studies, written or verbal questioning, role plays, observations and practical demonstration. Students will be notified in advance of the time and form of an assessment. As this is a competency-based training, outcome of the student assessment will be deemed Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).


Course Fee: 120 AUD

For more details: Contact Admissions Team at Penny Royal College

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