Doggers hold an essential role on any jobsite involving crane operation. Gain the confidence to create lift plans, secure loads and use signals and communication to direct the load movement. Become a qualified dogger with your SafeWork NSW licence
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Liaise with plant operators to create lift plans
Ensure equipment is safe and its usage, maintenance and storage are compliant
Attach and secure lifting equipment and gear to the load
Use signals and communication to direct the load movement
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to safely direct crane operators and secure loads
The ability to plan and execute tasks in a safe and compliant manner
Eligibility to apply for a dogging high risk work licence
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You will need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible to sit the unit of competency assessment for high risk work licences
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
Proof of NSW residential address
100 points for identification for the SafeWork assessment. Please visit SafeWork NSW.
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 SafeWork NSW high-risk work assessment to complete the course. Your teacher will then provide you with the documentation you need to submit your application for an dogging high risk work licence.
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
A commitment to your safety and the safety of others
Enthusiasm and an interest in working in the construction or events 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Dogger – in sectors like residential, commercial construction, entertainment, maintenance, resource and infrastructure
This is a licensed occupation. After you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Dogging and have fulfilled all other eligibility criteria, you will need to apply for a dogging high risk work licence with SafeWork NSW. They are the licensing and regulatory authority in NSW. 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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Dogging does not have any pre-requisite 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.
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