Course code: 900-82669

Statement of Attainment in Dogging

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Overview About this course

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

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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.

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 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.

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

  • 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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

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

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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

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 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

  • 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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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