Certified Handler Preparation Online

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Duration: Self Paced Learning

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$400.00 excl. GST
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This is intended to prepare students for their application to become a Certified Handler. It is specially designed for people required to deal specifically with highly hazardous substances. Once you have completed this course you will gain unit standard 31291.

This online course provides information on the requirements and duties of Certified Handlers. Under the new Regulations, anyone who handles a hazardous substance must be trained. Before you complete this course you must complete the pre-requisite course, Management and Handling of Hazardous Substances to gain unit standards 31290/31293.

Additional information, training and instruction is required for Certified Handlers who handle highly hazardous substances. These being:

  • Explosives
  • Fumigants
  • Vertebrate toxic agents (VTAs)
  • Acutely toxic (6.1A and 6.1B) substances

This course will cover the duties of PCBU’s to ensure that substances with certified handler requirements are under the control of a certified handler and also covers the guide to workers who want to become Certified Handlers; getting a Certified Handler Compliance Certificate, the competency requirements around obtaining a Compliance Certificate, the documented knowledge required for a Compliance Certifier, the required information, training, instruction and practical experience required and the keeping of records.

This course will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate requirements relevant to a Certified Handler
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous substances relevant to your role; and
  • Describe emergency procedures involving hazardous substances relevant to your role.

Unit Standards - Certified Handler









Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous substancesrelevant to Certified Handlers