What is Patient Handling Training?

From Semester 1 2024, all first year Nursing and Midwifery students will be required to complete mandatory Patient Handling Training prior to commencing placements. There are 2 components to completing the training - attending an in-person Patient Handling Session, and completing 2 e-learning modules. 

Students will receive an email from the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Education Team with details about their patient handling sessions and attendance details. This email will be sent incrementally towards the end of January. The 2hr sessions will be held in O-Week and will be at The Whitty Building at The Mater between 8am and 5pm. Students who are unable to attend their session will need to self-source their patient handling competency prior to attending clinical placement 

Please see below the instructions on completing the e-learning modules.