Dogging Licence

Course Outline


Licence to perform dogging

(5 day course)

Course Code: CPCCLDG3001A

WHO should complete dogman / dogging training?

WAM Training recommends that individuals should hold a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (Dogging Class) if they exercise judgement when:

  • Selecting lifting equipment
  • Inspecting lifting equipment (i.e. prior to use)
  • Deciding on slinging methods
  • Directing crane operators (when loads are out of view)

WHY do you need dogman / dogging training?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OH&S Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Furthermore, Section 3.6 and Schedule 3 of the OHS Regulations 2007 (Vic.) identify Dogging as a High Risk Work, confirming the requirement to hold an appropriate High Risk Work licence.

Dogging Definition:
“dogging means the application of slinging techniques, including the selection or inspection of lifting gear, or the directing of a crane or hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the operator's view”

- OHS Regulations 2007 (Vic), Part 1

Slinging techniques definition:
“slinging techniques in relation to dogging means those slinging techniques that require judgment to be exercised 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.”

OHS Regulations 2007 (Vic.), Part 1.

WHAT is covered in dogman / dogging training?

This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about planning for dogging tasks, including: selecting & inspecting slings, preparation of loads, slinging methods and directing a crane operator.
This will help you or your employees to understand:

  • The correct way to perform slinging techniques,
  • How to select and inspect the appropriate lifting gear, and
  • The directing of a crane operator in the movement of loads

WHERE are dogman / dogging courses conducted?

How safe is your workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff when performing dogging work, you must always ask yourself the question "How safe is your Workplace?"How Safe Is your Workplace?

How safe is your Workplace?



  • $1,190.00 Per Person.
Book 2-3 courses to receive a 7.5% discount off all courses booked.
Book 4 or more courses to receive a 15% discount off all courses booked.

WHEN are dogman / dogging courses conducted?


  • Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February 2018 - 1 position remaining 
  • Monday 5th to Friday 9th March 2018 - 3 positions remaining 
  • Monday 9th to Friday 13th April 2018
  • Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May 2018.

Duration & course times:

5 Day course (07:45am - 16:00pm Approx.)

Course numbers:

Maximum 9


  • Enclosed safety shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required
  • WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest for courses on our site


Trainees will be assessed according to the Endorsed Assessment Instrument approved by Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe Victoria, which includes:

Knowledge Assessment:        71 short answer questions
Assignment Assessment:        6 formula-based maths questions involving the calculation of lifting capacities
Practical Assessment:             Demonstration of the correct selection and inspection of lifting equipment, slinging of loads, and directing of a slewing crane to shift 5 loads. You will also be assessed on your ability to use verbal, hand                                                 and whistle signals, as well as the use of 3 knots and hitches


Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and a Notice of Assessment which may then be used to apply for a Licence to Perform High Risk Work – Class DG.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy:

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Trainees must be able to utilise workplace documentation using basic written English, with limited guidance. The ‘Knowledge Assessment’ may be conducted orally if required. The ‘Assignment Assessment’ must be conducted in writing and requires the use of a calculator, formulas and factors to decide on lifting capacities. All assessments are closed-book, and must be conducted in English – engaging an interpreter is not allowed.

Health note:

The training and assessment includes working at heights and will involve bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Trainee Health Form’ for further advice.

Book This Course

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The Worksafe approved dogging course is conducted at WAM Training’s Laverton North Industrial Training facility. The course duration is 5 days.

The Dogging course will guide you through the outcomes required for you 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.

During the booking process we will provide you with a study guide, which must be studied prior to attending the 5 day course. Knowledge of the information contained in the study guide is required prior to attending the training course.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and a Worksafe Notice of Assessment which each you must personally lodge at an Australia Post office within 60 days for you to be registered with Worksafe and production of your High Risk licence.
The training and assessment will involve working around heavy machinery, bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting.
The Knowledge assessment may be conducted verbally.
The mathematics Assignment must be conducted in writing and involves basic and intermediate mathematic tequniques.
All assessments are closed-book, and must be conducted in English – engaging an interpreter is not allowed.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact our office on

1800 143 343

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Course Reviews


03.11.17 - Anonymous

Well explained, learn't good habits for lifting.


03.11.17 - John I

I would like to thank Steve, Trevor and David for all their assistance and patience, I appreciate your help.


03.11.17 - Anonymous

I found this course was very useful and learnt a lot. The teacher was great and had a lot of knowledge of the subject.


03.11.17 - Anonymous

Course was very detailed and went through at a good even pace.


03.11.17 - Anonymous

Great! Well ran service.


03.11.17 - Paul G

I was surprised as to the depth we went into the subject. This was great to increase my confidence when undertaking dogging work. Great facilities, great trainers.


27.10.17 - Aaron G

Great course and great trainers.


27.10.17 - Anthony S

Very enjoyable course.


27.10.17 - Mau

Well paced, well structured, well delivered.


27.10.17 - Enjo C

Loved it, excellent. Great facilities, instructor were very professional and developed the course to a good level. Very well delivered.


13.10.17 - Anonymous

Excellent course, helped me with my understanding on the subject.


13.10.17 - Anonymous

Very professional and helpful at all times.


13.10.17 - Anthony B

Was excellent. I developed the knowledge I needed.


13.10.17 - Anonymous

Steve was very friendly and courteous. Steve was patient and understanding very easy to deal with and a pleasure to do the course.


12.10.17 - Anonymous

Paul was great and helpful. Will definitely recommend to other people.


12.10.17 - Anonymous

I'll be back. Great training.


01.09.17 - Anonymous

Thank you, great course.


01.09.17 - Tom M


15.09.17 - Richard O

Highly knowledgeable staff and always willing to help keep me confidant.


05.09.17 - Trent P

Great presentation, Steve was knowledgeable patient and informative. Great course.


05.09.17 - Aaron

The instructor Steve was very clear and easy to understand.


14.06.17 - Justin

Everyone was very helpful and easy to understand.


14.06.17 - Anonymous

Trainer had excellent knowledge and was patient with all students.


09.06.17 -  Anonymous

Informative and explained very well.


26.05.17 - Anonymous

It was a well planned course. thank you.


26.05.17 - Brett M

Good facility, good training.


05.06.17 - John S

Well run course - kept interest in course. Explanations were clear and simple.


02.06.17 - Anonymous

Teaching approach is spot on keep it up.


02.06.17 - Anonymous

Very informative and interesting.


02.06.17 - Mick T

Pushing the maths side of the course scared me but Dave helped me get through.


09.05.17 - Ian G

Dave was very helpful and converyed all info in a manner that was easily absorbed. A big thank you to Dave and the team.