MEM11011B Undertake manual handling

Information about the course:

This unit covers lifting and moving materials manually.

This unit applies to lifting and moving materials manually and/or using basic manual handling equipment in a wide range of environments.

Maximum manual lifting weight is limited to National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) recommendations.

Target audience:

Those students who have a manual handling element in their workplace, eg nursing staff, aged care workers, store person, packers


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 
  • MEM11011B Undertake manual handling

Course duration:

  • Full course: 4-5 hours face-to-face training
  • Refresher course: 2-4 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre course study required for this course.

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MEM11011B Undertake manual handling - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

MEM11011B Undertake manual handling - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required skills

·          identifying relevant standards and lifting techniques

·          assessing weight of material

·          selecting lifting equipment

·          working and communicating in teams

·          assessing risks

·          planning

·          reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures. May include drawings

·          following oral instructions


Required knowledge

·          manual handling techniques

·          hazards of incorrect procedures

·          NOHSC standards for manual handling

·          safe work practices and procedures

MEM11011B Undertake manual handling - Where can I access a copy of the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here