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

11124NAT – Course In Safe Handling Of Sharps And Infectious Waste course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills, generic and specific competencies to assist in performing their job role safely in areas in which sharps or infectious waste are present.

If you work or volunteer as a council ranger, public worker, in the parks and city service industry, as a domestic or commercial cleaner, medical staff, first aid officer, waste and recycling collection and processing staff, auto-repair and auto-towing service operator or in public transport then this course is a must for you.

When your job role requires you to regularly or occasionally handle sharps and infectious waste, or are responsible for managing public areas were at risk of injury from incidents involving needle-sticks and human waste, you should understand and be able to do so avoiding risk of injury or contamination.

This course teaches you the ability to implement controls for potential hazards related to sharps and infectious waste, safely dispose of sharps and infectious waste and complete relevant workplace documentation.

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd
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Important information prior to enrolment

Unit(s) Being Delivered
The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909;

Course Location

This course will be delivered

Entry Requirments

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
  • Face to Face –4 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
  • Blended delivery – N/A.
  • Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment – 60 mins.
  • Refresher training – 2.5 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
Course Fees and Payments
  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
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, however workplace like council require staff to update every 12 months

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 ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

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.

We can come to you and run this course on-site for you, or booking into our public courses

Upcoming Courses for 11124NAT – Course In Safe Handling Of Sharps And Infectious Waste course

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Safe Act Pty Ltd delivers this nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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

At this course 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.

What are needle stick injuries and sharps?

Needle-stick injuries are wounds caused by needles or other sharps that accidentally puncture the skin. Exposure to blood-borne viruses is the major hazard of needle stick injuries, especially the viruses that cause HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, as well as other diseases such as tetanus. The term ‘sharps’ means objects or devices with sharp points, protuberances or cutting edges that are capable of cutting or piercing the skin.

How do we prevent needle stick injuries?

Workplace need to adopt practices that minimise the risk of their workers or others coming into contact with sharps.

  • Conduct regular inspection of the work areas to ensure the early detection and disposal of discarded sharps.
  • Do not place your hands into areas or objects where you cannot see as sharps may be concealed there e.g. overgrown garden beds, rubbish bins. Use tongs or rubbish grabbers to pick up or move rubbish.
  • If workers are required to pick up rubbish, provide them with suitable equipment.
  • Do not manually compress rubbish bags in case they contain needles/syringes.


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