Version Effective: 6th of April, 2024
Version Effective: 6th of April, 2024

PDC144327 - U-BEACH Manual Handling Training for Beach Accessibility: Equipment, Transfers, and Managing Risk

Course Details

Course Summary

The U-BEACH Manual Handling Training for Beach Accessibility micro-credential has been co-designed by health professionals and people with lived experience. You will explore 10 evidence-based modules which cover topics in safe beach access and the use of widely available beach mobility equipment. Offering benefits for certification, and CPD, it has real-world learning activities for you to undertake which demonstrate disability diversity and the importance of equal beach access for everyone. The micro-credential outlines foundational principles (communication, key principles, safety considerations) and demonstrates the safe use of beach mobility equipment (beach pathway, beach walking, beach wheeled walker, sand wheelchair, water wheelchair, hoist transfers). Each module includes videos, written guidelines, and links to useful resources. 

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is designed for anyone wishing to understand the safe use of beach mobility equipment.

You do not have to be a CQUniversity student to undertake this micro-credential.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
  1.  Once you have selected your desired micro-credential, you can now add it to your shopping cart to enable you to purchase more than one "course" in a single transaction.
  2. Once you have added all the micro-credentials you wish to "purchase", but there is no fee for this course (free of charge), you will be directed to the payment gateway and will be asked to "authenticate" your account on our Learning Management System Be Different.
    • If you are an existing CPD student, please use sign in options used to access CPD micro-credential courses in Be Different.
    • If you a new user to CPD, please select option “Don’t have an account?” Sign up now and follow the prompts to create a new account
  3. After successful authentication, you will be redirected to the CQUniversity secure payment gateway, but there is no fee for this course (free of charge).
  4. Following a successful payment, you will automatically be redirected to the course in the Learning Management System Be Different where you will find your selection of micro-credentials on your Dashboard.
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Boating
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • Engineering
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Hygiene
  • Licenses
  • Personal Services
  • Public Sector
  • Safety
  • Tourism
  • Transport and Warehousing
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This micro-credential is designed for anyone wishing to understand the safe use of beach mobility equipment.

Undertaking this micro-credential enables learners to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.


2 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe how to create a communication-friendly environment for people with disability visiting the beach.
  2. Outline strategies to stay safe on accessible beaches (i.e., beach safety for people with disability and managing risks associated with manual handling tasks). 
  3. Identify widely available beach accessibility equipment and how it may be accessed for community use (e.g., accessible beach directory, NDIS, community hire).
  4. Recognise how to safely assist people with disability with their movement at the beach.
  5. Compare features and safe use of widely available beach mobility equipment (e.g., beach pathway, sand adapted crutches, beach four wheeled walker, sand wheelchair, water wheelchair).
  6. Reflect on how you may support people with disability to participate in beach-based activities in your local community. 

Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 


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