Kickstart your career and become a licensed rigger. Learn to perform rigging and dogging, operate a forklift and work safely at heights. Study in real world environments and master the practical skills and knowledge to work in the construction industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan and organise work
Carry out measurements and calculations
Operate elevated work platforms
Perform rigging at an intermediate level
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Licence to perform rigging at basic and intermediate level
Licence to perform dogging
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (above 11 metres)
Experience rigging using a variety of tools and equipment, including winches, pulley systems and elevated work platforms
Skills and knowledge to start your own business
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
Note: To undertake all High Risk Work (HRW) assessments in this course, you will need to be at least 18 years old with 100 points of identification.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the job
A commitment to your own safety and the safety of others
A commitment to working safely at heights
Good organisational skills, enjoy working in a team environment and can follow instructions
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Construction Riggers assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel, and other heavy objects.
Other jobs include: Rigger and Dogger
Students will attain their licences to perform basic, intermediate and advanced rigging, and dogging during the course. As well as a valid general construction induction card, you will need a high-risk work licence if you want to operate a forklift truck or carry out dogging and rigging work in NSW. To be eligible to obtain a high-risk licence, you must be at least 18 years old and have 100 points of ID.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Rigging does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Rigging qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency, including 12 core and 7 speciality units.
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.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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