About this Course

Course Description:

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform rigging work at an advanced level, which includes all the outcomes for rigging work at the basic and intermediate levels, and also includes rigging of gin poles and shear legs, flying foxes and cable ways, guyed derricks and structures, and suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds for licensing purposes.


Public courses run at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) locations in Sydney, Brisbane.

Course Outline

  • Available in Sydney and Brisbane
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Group discounts available
  • Online booking available

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 RA) will be issued through the WHS authority in your jurisdiction. (SafeWork/WorkSafe)

Further Information

What is the difference between Dogging and Rigging?

Dogging (DG)
Consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting gear) and/or the directing of a crane/hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the crane/hoist operator.

Rigging (RB, RI, RA)
Rigging work means the use of mechanical load-shifting equipment (and associated gear) to move, place or secure a load using plant, equipment or members of a building or structures, to ensure the stability of those members or the setting up or dismantling of cranes or hoists.

What are the 3 levels of Rigging?

Basic Rigging

A basic rigging course covers the movement of plant and equipment, steel erections, hoists (including mast climbing hoists), placement of pre-cast concrete, safety nets and static lines, perimeter safety screens and more.

This course includes learning how to safely plan out the work, how to select the right equipment and inspect it for suitability. You will also learn how to set up a work task safely, erect a structure and dismantle it when the job is complete.

Before you undertake the basic rigging license course, you’ll need to be over 18 years old and hold a dogging license.

Course topics for basic rigging cover:

  • Dogging work
  • Structural steel erection
  • Particular hoists
  • Placement of precast concrete members
  • Rigging safety nets and static lines
  • Mast climbers
  • Perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • Cantilevered crane loading platforms

Intermediate Rigging

Intermediate rigging courses are the next step up, building on what you learn in the basic course.

Along with performing rigging work for steel erections, precast concrete, static lines, and crane loading platforms, an intermediate rigging course will provide training in how to rig all types of hoists, cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators. You will learn how to safely rig tilt slabs, dual lifts and perform rigging tasks associated with the demolition of structures or plant.

It is a prerequisite that you have completed a basic rigging course.

The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:

  • All hoists
  • Rigging cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • Rigging tilt-slabs
  • Demolition of structures or plant
  • Dual lifts

Advanced Rigging

Advanced rigging courses build on what you’ve learnt in the basic and intermediate training courses. An advanced training course will teach you how to rig gin poles and shear legs, flying foxes and cableways, guyed derricks and structures, and suspended scaffolds.

You’ll need to have completed the intermediate rigging training before you enrol in an advanced course, which covers:

  • Rigging gin poles and shear legs
  • Flying foxes and cableways
  • Guyed derricks and structures
  • Suspended scaffolds
  • Fabricated hung scaffolds

SafeWork/WorkSafe conditions of assessment:

  • Applicants to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Able to produce 100 points or more of identification as per the SafeWork NSW identification checklist.
  • 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.

A re-issue of Statement of Attainment certificates will incur a fee of $30.

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