An online video awareness course for childcare educators


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About this course

The Manual Handling in Childcare course is a brand new online awareness training program developed by Fluid Learning to meet the specific needs of those working with children in the early learning environment. Read on to find out why you should enrol in this program!

Course Content

The practice of safe manual handling within the education and care environment includes handling children as well as inanimate loads, such play equipment.

The Manual Handling in Childcare training program is broken into two parts:

  • PART 1 – The what, why, who and how of safe manual practices including relevant legislation, anatomy, how injuries occur, risk assessment and reporting
  • PART 2 – Careless practices, safety tips, industry specific manual tasks, pregnancy, physical fitness and hygiene.

Course Objectives

Health and safety legislation requires that all education and care staff engaged in manual tasks at work must be given training in safe manual handling techniques to minimise injury.

The Manual Handling in Childcare course is designed to meet these requirements and educate those working with young children to carry out their day to day roles and responsibilities safely and in a way that promotes career longevity.

This course is consistent with the Model Code of Practice for Hazardous Manual Tasks developed by Safe Work Australia.

Who is this Course for?

First and foremost, this course is for educators and carers working daily in the early learning environment. It is also recommended for those providing services to the industry who visit the early learning environment, especially if having contact with children (e.g. photography services; specialised program providers)..

What do I get on Completion?

Statement of Completion is issued via email to each learner on completion of the online modules in this training. This online course is 100% computer marked and the Statement of Completion is issued immediately upon completion of all the online questions. That means you can start and complete the program today and receive immediate evidence of your learning to print or email as needed!

Learning Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable them to lift and move loads in accordance with good manual handling techniques and to avoid risk of injury.

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a load or manual handling activity that presents a personal safety risk
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Lift and handle loads and perform industry specific manual handling tasks safely

Learner Support

If you have any special learning or physical needs please contact us prior to attending your course and we can discuss suitable support options. This includes Language, Literacy or Numeracy (LLN) needs or difficulties accessing a computer and/or the internet to complete the online learning and assessment.
If you are concerned that your language, literacy or numeracy skills will not be sufficient to complete the course, you can complete our online interactive LLN assessment. You will be required to log-in and create a Learner account. We will get back to you with the results and discuss any required support we can provide or refer you to other suitable support agencies.
The LLN tool can be found HERE

Please note: you must have the physical ability to complete the application of CPR as stated in the Course Requirements.

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  • To enrol in the course online, please book your practical workshop HERE
  • To enrol over the phone, please call: 1300 976 276
  • Business Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm Sat

* All fees must be paid prior
to course commencement.

This unit is nationally recognised. Upon successful completion, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by:

Fluid First Aid – RTO Code 45508

This unit is nationally recognised. Upon successful completion, learners will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by:

Fluid First Aid – RTO Code 45508


We will make refunds to Learners in certain circumstances as listed in the table. To apply for a refund you should email a request to: [email protected]

Public Individual Course Booking

Private Corporate Group Booking


Where can I find more information about this unit?

Full information regarding the contents of the unit can be found on

When does my certificate expire?

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and workplaces codes of practice recommend CPR training should be updated every year.
As an added service, we will send you an email and SMS reminders 45 days before units are due to be updated.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Cosette Heazlewood
Cosette Heazlewood
Very informative course with explanations behind different first aid and CPR practices. Personal anecdotes helped to explain the importance of an understanding of how to administer CPR and first aid. My trainer was approachable and friendly. Highly recommend.
Robert Martin
Robert Martin
Jules Phillips
Jules Phillips
Excellent training facility. Thank you Corrinne for excellent delivery of the courses!!
Brad Bates
Brad Bates
Had an amazing tutor her teaching style was so good, really good interaction between tutor and pupils definitely recommended. 10/10..
Jacinta King
Jacinta King
Have been getting my CPR refreshed every year at Fluid as well as First Aid courses since I was in highschool. The online learning modules are so user friendly and easy to get through, practical sessions are super informative and you just get in and get it done without spending long hours/days in boring course work. I'm a customer for life!!
Erin Brown
Erin Brown
Great CPR training. The trainer was very knowledgeable and taught relevant information. This is the second year we have been to Fluid First Aid North Lakes and will be booking again next year for our refresher training. Highly recommend
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Brenda Downs
Brenda Downs
Great place to learn was not boring great and interesting.
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Ashley Huey
Ashley Huey
Was one of the best first aid courses I’ve done, can’t remember her name but she was very lovely, had great knowledge of all current procedures and did a great job getting her point across