About this Course

Course Description:

This course covers all the requirements for obtaining a national High Risk Work Licence (Class DG) for Dogging operations.

This licence will allow you to direct the load movements for cranes, selecting and inspecting lifting equipment such as chains, synthetic slings, shackles and lifting beams.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to direct the load movements for cranes, selecting and inspecting lifting equipment such as chains, synthetic slings, shackles and lifting beams within Australia.

This course does not cover the requirements for conducting rigging tasks. A High Risk Work Licence (Class RB, RI or RA) is required for this type of work.


Public courses are available at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) facilities in Sydney and Brisbane. In Victoria, this course can only be run at privately at your location.

Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • A room with access to power, a blank wall for presentation, a projector screen or a large TV, table/s and chairs.
  • Slewing Mobile Crane, with a telescopic boom and a winch with a minimum lifting capacity of 2t or more (with current service history, free from faults and operator manual present)
  • Licenced crane operator (must hold HRW C2 licence or higher)
  • Lifting equipment: Slings, tagline rope, fibre rope (minimum 10mm)

Required loads:

  1. Loose pipes in stillage (Minimum 2000kg)
  2. Steel plate (approx. 25mm, 1.5 x 0m)
  3. Square Load with defined lifting points such as a bin (minimum 2 tonne)
  4. Round load, such as a telegraph pole/log (minimum of 5m long)
  5. Uneven weighted load such as bin with material inside (minimum 2 tonne)

Course Outline

  • Available at Ingleburn and Salisbury
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Online booking available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see our public course dates below. If there are no dates available or you would like to arrange a private course at your site or ours, then please select the ‘Private courses’ button.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge to:

  • Plan Operations: Hazard management and consultation
  • Equipment: Selecting and inspection of appropriate lifting equipment for operations
  • Prepare: Site and lifting equipment for operations
  • Transfer Loads: Rigging loads and directing crane movements
  • Conclude Operations: Shut down and pack up equipment following site specific procedures


A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment AND A  High-Risk Work Licence (class DG) will be issued through the WHS authority in your jurisdiction. (SafeWork/WorkSafe)

Further Information

What is Dogging?

A high risk work licence for dogging (class DG) is required by anyone who applies slinging techniques to a load, which includes:

  • calculating safe angles for slings or chains
  • selecting the type of sling or chain to be used
  • selecting the correct method to secure the load
  • selecting the safe method to lift or turn the load
  • checking the conditions of lifting gear for wear and tear.

A DG licence is also required by anyone directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the operator.

What is the difference between Dogging and Rigging?

Dogging (DG)

Dogging is the term given to a type of construction work performed by someone known as a “dogman”. They must be qualified in dogging (i.e., hold a valid Dogman ticket/licence).

Put simply: a dogger is responsible for anything below the crane hook. This entails safely slinging a load, which includes choosing and inspecting the lifting equipment, plus the method of slinging to move the load.

Dogging also consists of using training, knowledge and judgement to direct crane movement from outside of the machinist’s view, and of course, upholding and ensuring safety regulations and compliance.

Rigging (RB, RI, RA)

You can think of rigging as the next step up from dogging (in terms of the difficulty and risk in responsibilities on a site). In this way, all riggers are also dogmen (because they need to be qualified in dogging tasks too, as you will see below).

A rigger is responsible for anything below or above the crane hook.

Riggers use mechanical load-shifting equipment and gear to move, place and/or secure loads. They do this by using plant, equipment or members of a structure to ensure the stability, and to set-up and/or dismantle cranes or hoists.

SafeWork/WorkSafe conditions of assessment:

  • Applicants are to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Able to produce and meet the evidence of identity criteria as per SafeWork / Worksafe identification requirements.
  • Speak and understand English at a level to be able to participate in the training and assessment

Note: Verbal assessments can be arranged for applicants with writing and reading difficulties (extra charge applies)

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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