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Certificate III in Rigging

Course Overview

NRT.logo.colourThe Certificate III in Rigging (CPC30711) program offered by WH&S More Skills is designed for participants who have prior experience in the construction industry or other related industries. The duration of the program is tailored to each individual student and is dependent on your prior learning experiences. Students with no previous rigging experience can expect to complete their qualification over a duration of up to 24 months.

* this advertised course price assumes a standard training plan. Changes to this training plan (including additional elective units) may increase the course price.


Funding for the Certificate III in Rigging is available for eligible students through the following programs:

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What is Rigging?

Rigging work involves the use of mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure a load including plant, equipment or members of a structure to ensure the stability of those members. It also includes the setting up or dismantling of cranes or hoists. Rigging work does not include operation of the mechanical load shifting equipment.

The Certificate III in Rigging qualification includes as core units of competency, the Basic and Intermediate Rigging classes of high risk work.

Basic rigging - RB

A basic rigging licence encompass the requirements for a dogging licence. To apply for a basic rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence.

The scope of work for basic rigging includes:

  • dogging work
  • structural steel erection
  • particular hoists
  • placement of pre-cast concrete members of a structure
  • safety nets and static lines
  • mast climbers
  • perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • cantilevered crane loading platforms.

Intermediate rigging - RI

To perform intermediate rigging duties you need to have an Intermediate rigging - RI high risk work licence.

To apply for an intermediate rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence and basic rigging licence.

The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:

  • rigging work in the class Basic Rigging
  • all hoists
  • rigging of cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • tilt-slabs
  • demolition of structures or plant
  • dual lifts.

Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 11 core units
  • 4 elective units*


Course Code Course Name
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level


WH&S More Skills offer the following units of competency for students to select when completing their qualification. Students can select four from the list below.

Course Code Course Name
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM3002A Operate a truck mounted loading crane
CPCCLHS3001A** Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
CPCCRI3012A Perform basic rigging
CPCCRI3013A Perform intermediate rigging
CPCCRI3014A Perform advanced structural steel erection
CPCCLDG3001A** Licence to perform dogging
TLILIC2001** Licence to operate a forklift truck*

*a maximum of one the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package*students can complete their Forklift licence on

**students can complete their Forklift, Personnel Hoist or Dogging licence on application, this will attract a higher course fee and can be discussed at the time of booking.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in rigging in the construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Rigger

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Qualification Training & Outcomes

With successful completion of the training applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for:

CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging

Mandatory assessment
With successful completion of the mandatory assessment applicants will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Unit of Competency:

CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level

CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

Rigging Licence Application

Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from WH&S More Skills. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Worksafe QLD website.  This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $88.40 and payable at the time of your application.

Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • All current High Risk Work Licences
  • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

Terms and Conditions

Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

Training Facilities

The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.

The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.

On-site Training & Group Bookings

We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.

Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.

For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.

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