Dogging Licence Course

Dogging Training Melbourne

Learn how to effectively and safely perform dogging in the CPCCLDG3001 – Licence to Perform Dogging course at CFMEU Education & Training, Melbourne. We offer nationally recognised dogging training for the construction industry delivered by industry experts. Register today!


Incolink members: FREE

Non-members: $2,000


Melbourne Metro


8 Days Face-to-Face

CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to Perform Dogging

This course specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely perform dogging work. Dogging consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, and the directing of a plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of sight of the crane or hoist operator.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to direct the load movements for cranes, as well as select and inspect 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.

In order to obtain your dogging licence, this training will cover how to safely and appropriately:

  • Plan operational tasks
  • Inspect and prepare equipment
  • Perform dogging operations

Dogging Course Information

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this unit of competency.

This unit is based on the licensing requirements of Part 4.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and meets Commonwealth, State and Territory HRWL requirements.

The National Assessment Instrument (NAI) is the mandated assessment for the HRWL to operate the relevant licencing class as detailed in this unit.

8 Days

Pre-requisite Unit

Entry Requirements

  • White Card (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)
  • A current Work Safely at Heights ticket (RIIWHS204E or CPCCCM2012)
  • Current WorkSafe High-Risk Licence in either EWP or Forklift
  • No jewellery to be worn on hands
  • Stud earrings only
  • Long hair must be tied up at all times when out on the hard stand or shed
  • Any other items deemed unsafe by the Trainer and Assessor

What to bring to class?

  • PPE – hard hat, safety footwear and safety vest
  • White Card – (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)
  • Current WorkSafe High-Risk Licence in either EWP or Forklift
  • A current Work Safely at Heights Ticket (RIIWHS204E or CPCCCM2012)

Victorian Skills First Program
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria applies.

For fee information, please go to the following link:
Fees and Charges 

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Dogging Course FAQs


Who should attend?

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. Dogging operations are common in the construction and mining industries.


What will you learn?

Our training provides participants with the skills and knowledge to perform dogging correctly and safely, including:

  • Planning operations and managing hazards
  • Selecting and inspecting appropriate lifting equipment for operations
  • Preparing the site and lifting equipment for operations
  • Transferring loads, rigging loads and directing crane movements
  • Shutting down and packing up equipment following site-specific procedures

The program involves a combination of practical and theory-based learning in a face-to-face environment.


Is a dogging (DG) licence mandatory?

Under WorkSafe requirements, a person performing any dogging work is required to hold a Dogging (DG) High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL).

The CPCCLDG3001 – Licence to Perform Dogging unit of competency is nationally accredited training accepted all across Australia.

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and a High-Risk Work Licence (class DG) will be issued upon successful completion.

Call now to discuss your requirements.

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