Handle Dangerous Goods & Hazardous Substances

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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances in accordance with the ADG code and Australian Regulations & Standards.
It specifies the requirements for using safety data sheets, interpreting labels, using correct PPE and other safe work practices whilst handling dangerous goods or hazardous substances.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons required to handle dangerous goods or hazardous substances in the workplace.

Units of Competency

  • TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Course Duration

  • 8 hours

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12
Award Issued
Upon successful completion of the assessment requirements of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet card.

Refreshers recommended every 2 years.


Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.

Assessment Methods
Students will be assessed in a practical assessment involving an inspection and review of current procedures for handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances.
Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).


  • Regulations, Australian Standards and Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • Safety data sheets
  • Interpreting labels, markings & instructions
  • Hazards & precautions
  • PPE requirements
  • Load handling and shifting procedures
  • Safe work practices
  • Site emergency procedures
  • Maintain workplace records
  • Simulated workplace inspection

All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures. Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.