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!
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.
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?
A 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!
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
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.