If you are looking to start a career in Dogging or Rigging there are 3 steps to obtaining your HRW licence.

  1. Complete a Nationally Recognised training course with an RTO such as Kallibr Training to obtain your statement of attainment.  
  2. Complete your High Risk Work Licence assessment (This is generally completed through the same RTO that conducted your training).
  3. Apply for your licence with the WHS authority in your jurisdiction. (SafeWork/WorkSafe)

Whilst this may sound like a long process, it is quite simple and is generally completed in 5 consecutive days of training and assessment

What to Look for In a Dogman Training Course

There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing a training organisation that will not only help ensure you have the best opportunity in gaining your HRW licence, but also leave you confident and ready to work out in the industry. 

Accreditation and Compliance

Being a Nationally recognised High Risk Work Licence, there are a lot of rules and regulations a training organisation must follow to be able to legally deem you as competent in your training and assessment. These include putting a student through comprehensive theory and practical training components.

Keeping the course content compliant at all times not only keeps you safe, but also meets the needs of your future employer and relevant state regulators (e.g. SafeWork/WorkSafe).

Comprehensive Curriculum

Given the risk and potential danger involved, there is no room for error or gaps in training when it comes to working with machinery/industrial equipment!

That’s why Kallibr Training offer a comprehensive curriculum inclusive of all of the necessary knowledge to help you become qualified in Dogging/Rigging (Dogging must be completed prior to Rigging).

The Dogman Course is taught by highly experienced, certified trainers who combine theory with practical experience so you can become qualified in the most realistic setting possible.

This not only makes the content more engaging and easily understood, but ensures a smooth and easier transition to an actual worksite environment later.

Facilities and Equipment

The environment that you train in can have a large impact on your overall training experience. At Kallibr Training we believe that ‘Real Experience is Everything’. That is why our facility replicates a live site, mimicking conditions you are likely to experience on the job. All the machinery and equipment used in training at our facility is owned by Kallibr Training and is in compliant and serviced condition.

An Emphasis on Safety

A need for safety is a must-have for any job, and even more so in environments that are at higher risk for danger and injury, like construction sites.

Any dogging course should adhere to the highest level of safety standards during training and put an emphasis on teaching you the necessary safety components that will also be required for a dogging/rigging career.

It’s essential for you to know how to recognise and minimise potential risks, as well as how to respond appropriately should a hazardous situation arise.

By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise and reduce the risk and occurrence of accidents and property damage on work sites, and enhance your own safety and that of those around you.

Dogman course outline

Dogging is the practice of using different slinging techniques used to shift loads. However, it is much more than attaching a few chains and loading up some supplies.

Doggers are tasked with directing the hoist or crane operators who are moving the load, meaning they are the crane operators ‘eyes’ and as such have an incredibly important job to do on a building site.

Understanding how to communicate with a crane operator, as well as select the right lifting gear, slings, chains and other equipment is vital to conducting this role safely, so to work as a dogger you need to be professionally trained.

Before you secure a job as a dogger, you’ll need to complete the course CPCCLDG3001 Licence to Perform Dogging (DG), which is a nationally recognised qualification. This training course ensures you fully understand how to direct load movements for cranes, select and inspect lifting equipment such as chains, synthetic slings, shackles and lifting beams, on any construction site within Australia.

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

  • Plan operations, including hazard management and consultation
  • Select and inspect appropriate lifting equipment for operations
  • Prepare site and lifting equipment for operations
  • Sling loads and direct crane movements
  • Conclude operations safely, including shutting down and packing up equipment following site-specific procedures

5 Benefits of Completing a Dogman Ticket

  • It’s a Must-Have for a Career in Dogging

In Australia, it is a legal requirement to have a license to work in this role. All doggers have to complete and pass an accredited Dogman Course in order to apply to work as a dogger. 

No employer should hire anyone who does not have their dogging training and license. Employers have a duty of care and liability to keep everyone on and around the worksite safe from potential harm.

  • You’ll be Enhancing Your Career

Working as a dogman is a qualified role and gives you an advantage in the industry.

As you become more experienced, your earning potential can also increase. 

It also gives you more options long-term. For example, if you want to advance your career and income further, you can upskill further by undertaking additional training in rigging (since all riggers need to hold a dogging licence first). 

  • Confidence

Completing the relevant dogman training from an accredited course provider will give you the confidence to perform your job safely, effectively and efficiently.

This is because during the course you will have learnt about everything needed to get your career started as a dogman. 

That includes how to plan operations, identify, select and inspect the appropriate equipment, transfer loads and much more.

  • Safety

It’s incredibly important to be safe each day at work. If you become badly injured, apart from being painful and requiring rehabilitation, you also might not be able to work for the foreseeable future. 

If you injure someone else at work due to negligence or preventable harm, you could be held personally liable.

An emphasis on safety during the Dogman Course will give you all the training and knowledge you need to identify and minimise risk, reduce the chance of injury and stay as safe as possible at work. 

  • Responsibility & Flexibility 

If you don’t want to be stuck at a desk working inside an office from 9am-5pm, a dogman career can be a good alternative.

Due to the nature of the job, you’ll have responsibility and decision-making ability, which the right course will confidently prepare you for.

You’ll also have flexibility in options to work outside and to work morning, day or evening/night shifts based on your preference and the kind of job you apply for.

Learn with Kallibr Training and get your dogging licence

Taught by industry professionals, the Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) dogging course will help you get your nationally recognised dogman ticket.

Choose from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane locations for professional training, high-quality hands-on instruction, and a fast-tracked 5-day course.

Kallibr Training prides itself on real equipment and real site conditions, meaning you can get a true feel for what it’s like working on a job site, however, you’re in a safe and controlled environment whilst you’re still learning.

We’re specialists in high-risk work licences, with experienced and knowledgeable trainers across a range of areas including lifting, access, earthmoving and safety.

Fast track your career and book a training course with Kallibr Training. Contact us to find out more or book your dogman ticket training course online.

Kallibr’s emphasis on safety during any course we run will give you all the training and knowledge you need to identify and minimise risk, reduce the chance of injury and stay as safe as possible at work.