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Dogging Skill Set

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The Dogging Skill Set is a 5 day course comprised of theory and practical activities where you will learn how to facilitate lifting equipment and materials through a crane.

Throughout this course you will learn about applying the correct slinging techniques for the purpose of lifting and moving loads, including selecting the method of lifting in consideration of the type of the load, its mass and its center of gravity.

You will also learn the correct ways of directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load when the load is both in view and out of view of the operator.
These new skills will allow you to successfully move, position and relocate materials ranging in size around their respective work areas in a safe and effective manner.


CPCCLDG3001 License to perform dogging

The unit of competency covered in this course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.

  • Correctly performing slinging techniques
  • Select and inspect lifting gear
  • Direct crane operators in the movement of loads out of view of the operator

You will need to have the following PPE at a minimum when conducting the practical assessments:

  • Hi-Vis Long sleeve shirt
  • Long Pants
  • Steel Cap Boots
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

  • You must be over 18 years of age to enrol in this skill set.
  • You must provide a current source of photographic ID such as passport, drivers license, WA photo card, etc.
  • You must provide a Unique Student Identifier code (USI).
  • You must have good general fitness.
  • You must have sound verbal and written comprehension of the English language and sound mathematical skills.

The assessment for this course requires a performance assessment by observation of your skills, a written assessment, and a Worksafe mandated closed book written assessment of your knowledge.

The Worksafe assessment is a Nationally approved assessment instrument that will be provided to you 15 mins before you start to have a brief read through and ask any questions before starting. No assistance can be provided during the assessment period.

A calculator is strongly recommended for these assessments.

This course involves manual handling, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling, where items up to 16 kgs will need to be moved manually. All manual tasks will be undertaken outside in an exposed environment on site.

  Tuition fee* Resource fee


Incidental fee Total fee




$86.00 $496.55




$86.00 $223.75

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 2

Karratha Campus - 27 November - 1 December, 2023

Duration 5 Days
When 27 November - 1 December, 2023
Where Karratha Campus
How On campus

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