RTO Number 52608
Rigger wearing a glove standing raising using his hands signal by moving finger slowly to directing communication with crane driver to move the boom up at construction site, Sydney, Australia

Licence to perform dogging


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely perform dogging work. Dogging consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, and the directing of a crane or plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of sight of the operator.

Dogging work is conducted in the construction industry and other industries where loads are lifted and moved using cranes or hoists.

Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a high risk work licence. A high risk work licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations and is issued by Worksafe WA.

Course Overview

This course covers the below aspects:

  • Plan task
  • Select and inspect equipment
  • Set up task
  • Perform task
  • Pack up and clean up

Course Delivery Mode

Training U conducts this course face to face at its Maddington facility or at clients workplace on request.

Course Duration

5 days

Prerequisites and Course Requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Students must have basic English language and literacy skills
  • Students must have sound maths skills
  • Must be able to provide photo ID


On successful completion of this course the student will receive a Statement of Attainment and be issued a High Risk Work Licence in the class of DG.

The CTF provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers. Training U is an approved bulk biller provider with the CTF.

Why Choose TRAINING U?

With a combined 30+ years of industry experience, our team at Training U provides responsive, flexible training and assessment solutions to ensure clients training requirements are met with minimal impact on day-to-day operations. Our training has allowed individuals and companies to expand their knowledge and skills for future success and development. Training U has become a trusted name within the training industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to consider which courses you and your team require and will enjoy, as well as which courses will provide the applicable skills and knowledge required in your chosen industry and field. Before making a choice, we encourage you to review the course information to ensure you understand the course content and duration. It is important that you find the right course for you or your workplace as we want you to succeed. If you’re unsure about which option will be best, you’re welcome to get in touch with our friendly team with any questions.

We provide nationally accredited training, verification of competencies and consultancy services.

From 1 January 2015, all students studying nationally recognised training in Australia are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI provides students online access to their training records and results (transcripts) through their free online USI account.

A USI is required for new and continuing students undertaking nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to receive their statements of attainment or qualifications. A USI can be obtained at no cost to students and your USI stays with you for life.
You can apply for a USI via the Australian Government Department of Industry Alternatively, with your permission, Training U can obtain your USI on your behalf.

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