Course code: 900-82666

    Statement of Attainment in Basic Rigging

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Start your rigging career and work in the construction or entertainment industries as a basic rigger. Build up on your dogging skills. Gain the technical knowledge you need to move or lift heavy loads to ensure the safety of everyone working onsite.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Safely perform basic rigging work

    • Determine hazards and apply risk control measures

    • Select and inspect equipment to ensure it is working and suitable for use

    • Safely dismantle and store rigging equipment

    • Dispose of excess materials

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • Skills to safely install, erect and dismantle basic rigging equipment or structures

    • Credit toward a full qualification

    • Specialist skills that will allow you to apply for your basic rigging licence

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • A valid dogging licence

    • Reached 18 years of age to sit the SafeWork NSW assessment

    • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)

    • Proof of NSW residential address

    • 100 points for identification for the SafeWork assessment. Please visit SafeWork NSW.

    Completion requirements

    During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

    • You will need to successfully pass both the TAFE NSW assessment and the relevant SafeWork NSW high-risk work (HRW) assessment to complete the course. Your teacher will then provide you with the documentation you need to submit your application for a basic rigging licence.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Language, literacy, and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent

    • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands – like bending, kneeling, lifting, standing

    • Experience in handling tools and equipment

    • Confidence working at height and in confined spaces

    • A commitment to your safety and the safety of others

    • Enthusiasm and an interest in working in the construction and entertainment industries

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: basic rigger, dogger or dogman, cantilevered crane platform installer, hoist installer and safety net installer.


    This is a licensed occupation. After you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Basic Rigging, and have fulfilled all other eligibility criteria, you will need to apply for a Basic Rigging (RB) licence with SafeWork NSW. They are the licensing and regulatory authority in NSW. This licence will allow you to perform dogging and rigging work at a basic level. You will need to pay for a processing fee (per class of licence) whenever you apply. You will also need a white card (or general construction induction card), which is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Refer to SafeWork Australia’s licensing requirements and guidelines prior to applying to study this qualification. Visit SafeWork NSW for more information.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Statement of Attainment in Basic Rigging does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Licence to perform rigging basic levelCPCCLRG3001

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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