High risk course
CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to perform dogging


Dogging is the first step in becoming a rigger. Dogman work with crane operators to hook up loads and direct the cranes where the loads need to be moved to. A Licenced Dogman can select and inspect lifting gear, sling loads as per trained techniques, and direct crane or hoist operators in the movement of loads. This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane operator.

This course will cover the following aspects:

Plan task | Who do you need to talk to or work with on this task? What equipment is required? What is the load that needs to be moved?

Select and inspect equipment | Have you checked the slinging equipment? How do you know what equipment is required?

Set up task | How do you establish communication with other people involved in the task? Have you identified any hazards and put controls in place?

Perform task | How do you hook up a load and carry out the task safely? What do you need to do in order to move the load to where it needs to be?

Pack up and clean up | How do you check for any damage to equipment once it has been used? How does the equipment need to be stored after use?


High Risk Work Licences are valid in every Australian state and territory, enabling workers to operate high risk equipment under consistent standards throughout Australia. This unit is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. This unit in its current form meets state and territory licensing requirements.

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age as per the requirements of the NAI Standards for Persons Performing High Risk Work
  • All Students must have basic English reading and writing skills and interpreters are not allowed in this course as per NAI (National Assessment Instrument) Assessment Guidelines for Persons Performing High Risk Work.
  • Sound maths skills are essential to be able to complete this training as a large component of the theory assessment involves maths
  • Students who may require additional support are encouraged to inform WA Skills Training staff prior to commencing the course
  • Must be able to provide ID as per applicant guide issued by WorkSafe WA
  • All course participants are required to wear appropriate PPE – long pants, long sleeve high-viz shirt and steel capped safety boots are required.

4 day course

This training is delivered at the Bunbury and Welshpool Training Centres and onsite at the clients workplace by arrangement.

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  • Knowledge
  • Calculations
  • Practical

This is a closed book assessment

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in accordance with our Issuance Policy and Procedure

You will also be issued with a Notice of Assessment (NOA). This is your interim licence from WorkSafe WA which will be valid for 60 days. Within the 60 days WA Skills Training will lodge your licence application to WorkSafe WA for them to issue your high risk licence.  Worksafe WA will  post your high risk licence to your address.

An application for a High Risk Work Licence (DG-Dogging) will be sent to WorkSafe WA for processing. The price of this course includes the WorkSafe High Risk Work Licence application fees and the photographs required.


Construction Industry Requirement: Please note that once you have achieved this unit of competency and High Risk Work licence for class DG and/or RB you will need to hold your general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work in order to be able to carry out construction work. CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

WA Skills Training requires a minimum of 25% deposit to secure a booking, or you can choose to pay in full at the time of the booking. Payment can be made by credit card in person or over the phone, or via bank transfer. Final payment is required to be paid in full prior to course commencement.

Please refer to WA Skills Training Cancellation Policy available in the Student Handbook.

For more information please to CLICK HERE download the Student Handbook.