11124NAT – Course In Safe Handling Of Sharps And Infectious Waste

Safe Handling Of Sharps And Infectious Waste

Course Description

This course is designed for people who may come into contact with sharps and cytotoxic and/ or infectious waste as part of their role. This includes but is not limited to medical and homecare, construction, demolition, cleaning, grounds maintenance, public transport, accident scenes, and many other job roles and industries.

You will learn how to safely handle and dispose of sharp objects, infectious and cytotoxic waste as well as the knowledge to understand the health risks of mishandling sharps, cytotoxic and infectious waste.

Course Description

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by TalkSmart Training


Units Being Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • 11124NAT – Course in Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste
  • NAT11124001 – Remove sharps and infectious waste safely


Course Delivery

  • This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.


Entry Requirements

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and interpret policy, procedural and legislative documents
  • Oral and written communication skills to clarify/follow instructions and complete report documentation


Online study options: Students must have access to a computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online studies and practical assessment.


Course Duration

Refresher min. duration 150 minutes
Blended min. duration N/A
Face-to-face min. duration 240 minutes
Online with face-to-face min. duration 60 minutes


Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.


Certificate Renewal Requirements

This certificate does not require renewal

Learning Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.


Assessment Activities

Performance tasks:

  • Basic disposal of a single exposed sharp
  • Complex disposal of multiple exposed and hidden sharps
  • Disposal of infectious waste

Documentation – The student must complete all documentation according to the required standard:

  • Complete a risk assessment

Theory assessment –   A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.


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Safe Handling Of Sharps And Infectious Waste

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