Certificate III in Rigging

Certificate III in Rigging
Qualification Code:Qualification Name:
CPC30711Certificate III in Rigging

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About this course

The 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.

Units of Competency

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

15 units of competency:

  • 11 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 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.


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

CQG SAGT Program

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.

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

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
Operate elevated work platforms
Work safely at heights
Licence to perform rigging basic level
Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

Elective Units of Competency

Course Code
Course Name
Use explosive power tools
Operate a truck mounted loading crane
Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
Perform basic rigging
Perform intermediate rigging
Perform advanced structural steel erection
Licence to perform dogging
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.