Certificate III in Dogging

Certificate III in Dogging
Qualification Code:Qualification Name:
CPC30511Certificate III in Dogging

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About this course

The Certificate III in Dogging (CPC30511) 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 dogging 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.

Units of Competency

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

13 units of competency:

  • 9 core units
  • 4 elective units*

*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 wishing to import an elective unit must notify WH&S More Skills prior to us agreeing a course fee.

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

What is Dogging?

Dogging work is the use of slinging techniques including the selection and inspection of lifting gear to safely sling a load, or the directing of a plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator’s view. Slinging techniques is the exercising of judgement in relation to the suitability and condition of lifting gear and the method of slinging, by consideration of the nature of the load, its mass and its centre of gravity.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in dogging operations in the construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Dogger.

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 qualification testamur:

CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging

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

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

Dogging 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.

Core Units of Competency

Course Code
Course Name
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Plan and organise work
Conduct workplace communication
Carry out measurements and calculations
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Work safely around power sources, services and assets
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Licence to perform dogging
Apply reinforcement schedule

Elective Units of Competency

Course Code
Course Name
Use explosive power tools
Work safely at heights
Operate elevated work platforms
Handle and use dogging tools and equipment
Licence to operate a forklift truck

Core/Elective Units

Why train with us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
    • CSQ Short Course
    • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • 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
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language

Please bring the following to your course:

  • Current High Risk Work Licence (if applicable)
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring USI number to course
  • Logbooks, Statements of Attainment or other training records (if applicable)

WH&S More Skills will provide all general training equipment i.e. notes, logbooks and training plans, calculators and pens. For dogging and rigging courses. whistles will also be supplied

Terms and Conditions

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

We provide a range of funding options.

We service the construction, manufacturing, defence, transport, energy and mining industries, providing formal training and assessment, refresher courses and verifications of competency as well as on-site and off-site training solutions.