Manual Handling of People

Workshop Overview

Facilitated by an industry professional, the TRAIN THE TRAINER: Manual Handling of People is a short course designed to provide staff with the knowledge and skills needed to increase competence in the performance of the manual handling of people.



Advanced                           $825 per person (inc. GST)

Includes competency assessment components suitable for management and supervisory staff.

Annual Refresher                $275 per person (inc. GST)

Refresh your knowledge on the fundamentals of adult learning and the training of the manual handling of people.


3 days, 9am-3.30pm


Industry Expert

Individual or Groups

What is Included?

The short course is structured over 3 full days from 9am – 3.30pm each day at Akadia in Toowoomba and is scheduled as follows:


Day One: Manual Handling Fundamentals

  • Workplace health and safety for direct care workers
  • The importance of safe manual handling practices 
  • Legislation that guides risk management
  • Tips for passing on knowledge to work colleagues
  • Understanding how the mechanical bed works
  • Practical manual handling procedures

Day Two: Adult Learning Essentials

  • Understanding adult learning
  • Group training methods 
  • Training one-on-one
  • Techniques specific for training the manual handling of people
  • Skills for assessment and correction 
  • Documentation requirements and competency checklists

Day Three: Competency Assessment

  • Peer reviewed practical exercises
  • Independent competency assessment testing participants’ knowledge and techniques
  • Feedback and review 

For those who have completed the TRAIN THE TRAINER Advanced Course previously at Akadia, they are able to attend Day Two only for an annual refresher. 

Who Should Attend?

Direct care workers, team leaders, supervisors and managers of aged care and disability services.

Workshop Duration

structured over 3 full days from 9am – 3.30pm each day at Akadia in Toowoomba.

Meet the Trainer

Ann Nitschke is a Registered Nurse and accredited trainer in aged care and disability with extensive experience in Manual Handling training. 

What are our students saying?

“Train the Trainer course for the Manual Handling of People through Akadia, was informative and provided the skills and knowledge to deliver manual handling of people training to my fellow support workers. It was an enjoyable 3 days and the facilitator came with vast knowledge and was supportive and helpful throughout the training.”

Alan Jones, Peer Support Officer, Granite Belt Support Services Inc.

“A very informative and eye-opening course, it has really made me think about possible scenarios in the workplace/community. All areas were covered brilliantly and I would recommend to anyone looking into the manual handling of people.”

Kristy Tanner, Brodribb at Home

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