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Dogging Course

Licence to perform dogging

Training location: Newman

Duration: 4 Full Days

Course Info

Course Summary

This Dogging course is for students  looking to acquire the necessary licence to work in the mines or construction industry.


This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane/operator for licensing purposes.

Students will attain the practical application to perform dogging properly and will be able to:

  • Obtain site information and elements related to the task.

  • Identify hazards and potential hazards associated with the slinging and directing of loads.

  • Ensure hazard control measures are consistent with appropriate standards are to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.

  • Identify and assess the weight, dimensions and centre of gravity of the load.

  • Identify suitable lifting/slinging points on the load.

  • Assess appropriate lifting equipment needs.

  • Assess appropriate communication methods with crane / operators and other appropriate personnel.

  • Obtain manufacturer’s specifications/information for special loads where necessary.

Candidate requirements

  • Must have good verbal and written comprehension of the English language

  • Must be over 18 years of age

  • Must bring 2 forms of ID (1 x photo ID, 1 x other ID). Photo ID may include drivers licence, passport, proof of age card. Non-photo ID may include credit card, bank card, medicare card

  • Must have good general health and fitness for practicals (eg. physical work)

  • Must have basic mathematical skills and knowledge to work out formulas

  • Must wear long sleeved shirt, long leg pants and steel cap boots

  • Must hold a USI (unique student identifier) number. Click here for further information:


Max Students


Min Students


Due to the cost of running the dogman course, it is essential to meet the min students of . If this isn't reached, you will be contacted 3 days prior and rescheduled.


Desert to Coast Training and Assessing is currently in the process of adding the above unit to our scope of practice. These units were previously assessed through a third party agreement with NRTAFE (RTO 52788) but will be unavailable until our scope has been updated.

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