About Dogging License
Dogging License course specifies the outcomes required to safely perform dogging operations (as a licensed dogger/ dogman/ dogperson). This course includes training and assessment on the conduct of planning for carrying out dogging tasks including identifying correct lifting equipment, carrying out equipment inspections before use and isolating where faulty, selecting slinging methods and slinging loads following correct calculations, conducting full lifts and test lifts, cleaning up and storing equipment.
Learners will be provided with formal theory learning to provide the necessary knowledge including but not limited to:
- Carry out correct mathematical calculations for determining measurement and weights of loads and determining the most appropriate lifting methods
- Cranes and crane operations
- Legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and relevant standards that regulate dogging operations
- Selecting and inspecting tools and equipment including recording and reporting faults as applicable
- Load stability and impacts on lifting operations
- Lifting equipment, slings and slinging techniques including applicable uses, capability, capacity, and operational requirements
- Risk and hazard assessment and management including the hierarchy of control
Throughout the learning phase, learners will be exposed to practical training including but not limited to:
- The use of various communication techniques for performing dogging operations including hand signals, using communication equipment, and the use of whistles to communicate with crane operators
- Complying with site safety plans including SWMS and JSA
- Selecting correct equipment and carrying out inspections of equipment before commencing work tasks
- Undertake risk assessment and hazard analysis as part of job planning and throughout the safe completion of tasks
- Conducting calculations including mass, capacity, and SWL including lifting equipment. This includes interpretation of WLL tags and determining the rated capacity of the equipment
- Demonstrating a range of slinging techniques according to the load being lifted
- Applying to troubleshoot associated with equipment operation including reporting faults in equipment
Following the completion of all formal learning and assessment, learners will be required to complete the specified assessment tasks including a written test of knowledge and practical skills assessment in a simulated or real workplace environment (to be negotiated with employers as applicable)
Units of Competency details
CPCCLDG3001 – Licence to perform dogging
Upon successful completion, learners will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and one of the following two depending on the state regulations.
- Assessment summary (AS1) or;
- Notice of Satisfactory Assessment (NSA)
Learners are required to submit the AS1/NSA form, Statement of Attainment and relevant application form documents to obtain their dogging license.
For guidelines to apply for a High Risk Work License (HRWL) please see our post on how to get your High Risk Work License.
Dogging License Course Duration
The total duration for this course is 40 hours (5 days) as follows for both skilled and non-skilled operators.
The course duration is 40 hours (including 34 hours of training):
- 16 hours of supervised theory instruction
- 18 hours of supervised practical instruction (simulated workplace)
- 4 hours theory assessment (including calculations)
- 2 hours of practical assessment
Entry Requirements for Dogging License
All learners enrolling in this course must demonstrate a sound level of language literacy and numeracy, Learners that do not achieve a sound result may still be enrolled in the course. These learners will be provided with additional support to be negotiated with their training and detailed in their enrolment form.
- All learners are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) If this is not available please contact us.
- Before an assessment can take place, the Accredited Assessor is required to sight three matching original evidence of learner identity (EOI) documents.
- Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
As a minimum, students participating are required to wear appropriate PPE, including;
- Steel Cap boots
- High Vis Shirt (no singlets will be permitted)
- Hard Hat
- Safety Glasses
Any other company/site-specific guidelines must be followed in accordance with CGA minimum standards.
All course material will be provided by CGA
Training equipment will be supplied by CGA (whistles, radios etc)
No additional fees are applicable.
Recognition of Prior
Recognition of Prior Learning is offered to all participants in accordance with the Connection Group Australia Recognition Process.
Learners completing this course will be qualified to carry out work as a licenced dogger and may take up roles in the civil or general construction industry carrying out dogging operations on various construction projects.
Where the packaging rules allow, learners may be able to use the Statement of Attainment issued upon completion of this course as credit toward a full qualification including but not limited to CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging.
learners completing this course will be qualified to apply for CPCCLRG3001 – Licence to perform rigging basic level.