ERGT Australia’s Undertake Manual Handling (UMH) course is designed for individuals who may be required to lift and move materials employing manual handling tools and techniques common to a wide range of high risk workplace environments.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MEM11011B Undertake manual handling are:
- Lift materials manually
- Move/shift materials manually
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is desirable (but not mandatory) that trainees come to the course with a range of skills and knowledge as listed:
- working and communicating in teams
- assessing risks
- planning work
- reading and interpreting routine information on written work instructions, job specifications and standard operating procedures. This may include drawings.
- following verbal instructions
- safe work practices and procedures
If you do not have the desired skills and knowledge listed above, ERGT recommends attending the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) or similar industry induction course.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
Government-issued photo identification and a valid USI are required for course registration.
Structure & Assessment
This program encourages candidates to practically demonstrate and apply skills and knowledge to realistic work activities. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through practical exercises and written assessments.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.