10685NAT Safe handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

10685NAT Safe handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

10685NAT Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste courses are run in Group Class either in our training rooms, or your Workplace. Safe Act Pty Ltd prides ourselves on our high level of training, however making is easy for everyone. Safe Act Pty Ltd runs this course for most councils throughout N.S.W.

Course description

10685NAT Safe handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste unit describes the outcomes that will provide vital skills and knowledge on how to recognise sharps, evaluate risks and implement control measures to facilitate the safe removal of sharps and other material that may be contaminated with blood and body fluids.
The purpose of this course is to ensure that all staff involved in the handling of infectious waste and sharps are aware of the requirement to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills, generic and specific competencies to assist in safely performing the following job role(s):

  • Council Rangers
  • Parks and City Service
  • Domestic and Commercial Cleaners
  • Medical Staff and First Aid Officers (remote areas e.g. mine sites)
  • Waste and Recycling Collection and Processing Staff
  • Auto-Repair and Tow Truck Operators
  • Transport & Rail Maintenance Staff

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 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.

  • 10685NAT Safe handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au and is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards.

We run our classes at the CWA hall, 159 Bettington Street, Merriwa NSW 2329 or in the workplace

Course Duration (face to face)
• Face to Face – 6 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
• Refresher training – 4 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

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

Learners 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 https://www.allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook.aspx for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Course Fees and Payments

    • $220 per person
    • Group Booking up to 10 students $1650.00
    • Group Booking 15 students $2145


  • 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. These are detailed in the sections following.

Entry Requirements

Assessment Activities
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Question paper

How will be assessed: Multiple choice and verbal questions detailing the knowledge from the Training Package.

ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL – Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge. It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing safe handling scenario and task demonstrations for:

  • Accessing and using workplace policies, procedures and documents relating to sharps and infectious waste
  • Identifying a single exposed sharp, multiple exposed and hidden sharps and infectious waste
  • Undertaking risk assessment to identify hazards, risks and control measures
  • Implementing control measures to ensure safety of self and others, such as PPE, barriers, signage, prevention and removal tools and equipment, standard precautions and safe work practices
  • Communicating hazards to supervisor and provide reports
  • Using tools and equipment to remove sharps and infectious waste
  • Safely and correctly dispose of items and clean up
  • Looking after and store all PPE, tools and equipment
  • Completing risk assessment documentation


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This course “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd