National code: CPC30720

Certificate III in Rigging

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Completion 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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Construction Rigger

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.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    91%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    2,100 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    39 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,650

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    48 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Lower

  • Gender share

    1% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Rigger and Dogger

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Rigging does not have any post-graduate courses.

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Work safely around electrical sources, services and assets CPCCCM3003

  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) TLILIC0005

  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level CPCCLRG3002

  • Licence to perform dogging CPCCLDG3001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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