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?


  • Mon 31st July to Friday  4th August 2017 - 2 positions remaining 
  • Monday 14th to Friday 18th August 2017.
  • Monday 28th Aug to Friday 1st Sept 2017.
  • Monday 11th to Friday 15th September 2017.
  • Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October 2017.
  • Monday 9th to Friday 13th October 2017.
  • Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017 

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

Course Enquiry

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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


31.3.17 - Vinny
Steve has a great way of teaching, if you didn't understand what had been explained, he took the time to re-show you until you did.
31.3.17 - Barry
Great instructor, delivered the information in an easy to understand way.
31.3.17 - Milan K
Excellent teacher, well presented and laid out course.
24.3.17 - Tom T
Really good course, opened my eyes to a lot of thins we now need to address.
24.3.17 - Fadi T
Training was great, learnt heaps. Thanks.
24.3.17 - Yigit J
One of the best course I've done for a long time, full of great insight.
24.3.17 - Paul C
Very enjoyable, well delivered. Thanks to the trainers.
3.3.17 - Mick K
One of the better courses I have attended. Thanks.
3.3.17 - Anonymous
Best trainer and really clear way of explanation and teaching made the training fun
3.3.17 - Wayne O
I had a great week of learning things of which I had no previous knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process.
3.3.17 - Josh H
Steve was a great teacher and very helpful and assuring when we doubted ourselves.
24.2.17 - Quinton 

Steve is one of the best teachers I've had. Really Good
24.2.17 - Lindsay K
I found it hard at the start but the Trainer explained everything every clearly.
24.2.17 - Anonymous 
Yes i would recommend this course. Trainer was clear, easy to talk to and honest. Cheers.
24.2.17 - Alfonso D
Although I have completed other tickets in less time. I only felt  comfortable retaining the information as time went on. I definitely needed 5 days to successfully complete this course.
17.2.17 - Anonymous
Steve was very helpful, understanding of learning capabilities, made everything understandable and there to answer questions when needed.
17.2.17 - Joseph B
Great course. Steve was a great teacher
17.2.17 - Sean R
Really enjoyed the training, great environment to be in, the teachers made it extremely easy to learn and absorb information.
17.2.17 - Anonymous
Excellent course.
3.2.17 - Anonymous 
Really good course, well set out. Broke up theory and practical well.
3.2.17 - Sareli W
Awesome! Thank-you to the trainer for your patience. 
20.1.17 - Barry C
Great course with a informed instructor. I had geat knowledge after course was finished.
16.12.16 - Brad
Steve is a top bloke and knows his stuff
16.12.16 - Anonymous
Enjoyed it, had fun and learnt a lot.
16.12.16 - Alex M
Fantastic course! Keep up the good work! I will be back for more!
12.12.16 - Mark 
Excellent course. All learning and activities were valuable and relevant. Extra assistance was provided when required. thank you.
16.12.16 - Jason J
Very informative course and I learnt a lot, thanks.
16.12.16 - Matthew M
Absolute legend! Great teacher, great guys to learn off.
16.12.16 - Anonymous
Great teacher, learnt a lot, thanks.
16.12.16 - Amar M
Great trainer, learnt everything i need to work as dogger.
25.11.16 - Anonymous 
Trainer have an excellent knowledge of the subject
25.11.16 - Anonymous
Very interesting course, learned more than expected.
25.11.16 - Vito M
The course was enjoyable
25.11.16 - Simon K
Replied to questions straight away and provided easy to understand information
25.11.16 - John L
Trainer was very patient and helpful. Nothing was too difficult, thanks.
18.11.16 - Chris M
Excellent teaching, made it very simple and easy to understand
18.11.16 - Corey R
Enjoyable course
18.11.16 - Anonymous
All instructors excellent.
11.11.16 - Anonymous
Great course, walked away with alot of knowledge.
11.11.16 - Anonymous
Steve has a method of teaching that I found unique to previous teachers/instructors. He applied enough pressure on my brain, which i found overwhelming at first, but it turn out it work.

28.10.16 - John K
I am very happy with the instruction. It was delivered in an excellent manner and way which helped me learn this subject. Highly recommend WAM.
28.10.16 - Blake M
Great course, great teacher
28.10.16 - Graham
This course was very well coordinated, and the trainer and all WAM staff were very professional.
28.10.16 - John
Love the way revision, revision, revision is implemented this helped me absorb virtually 100% of information.
28.10.16 - Matej
Perfect explanation in every aspect.
28.10.16 - Drew
Excellent tutor/assessor.
14.10.16 - Clint C
Steve was a really good trainer, had the time to teach me a lot and anything I was not sure of was able to help me understand how to work the problem out.
15.10.16 - Francisco A
My trainer Steve was absolutely the best at his job, he was the most competent and friendly person I've met.
14.10.16 - Anonymous
Clear instructions and good help when required.
7.10.16 - Anonymous
The trainers were very accommodating and helpful.

7.10.16 - Perry
Very knowledgeable.

7.10.16 - Jason Z
The trainers were great in training a group.

7.10.16 - Ross
Great facilities. Great trainers.

7.10.16 - Brett
Great trainers, excellent knowledge and help.

16.09.16 - Stuart C
Very informative and professional, excellent course.
16.09.16 - Jeremy M
Steve was very patient and extremely helpful. I struggled at times and he eased me into the right path to me passing. Stan was great to, very supporting especially during the prac.
16.09.16 -  Madeline M
Good course, great trainer.
16.09.16 - John V
Excellent trainers and great course. Steve and Stan called my nerves and relaxed me to complete course. Will be back again.
16.09.16 - Scott D
I liked the schedule, ie: Math, Prac, Test. Steve was very helpful across the board.
16.09.16 - Samel K
Excellent trainer. Highly recommend. i will be back for future courses.
16.09.16 - Anonymous 
Excellent and enjoyable course. Steve is a knowledgeable trainer. 
16.09.16 - Leigh
Good fun, taught us all very well.
16.09.16 - Sam C
Learned heaps, had fun, was able to retain all relevant information.
02.09.16 - Sant R
Overall it was very good training and experience.
15.08.16 - Jesse
Lucas was full of knowledge and explained everything clearly
18.08.16 - Alex M
Good trainer full of excellent knowledge.
05.04.16 - Anonymous
A must do course for crane drivers and construction workers.
04.08.16 - Michael V
Good work, really happy.
04.08.16 - Anonymous 
Best course I have ever done.
04.08.16 -  Anonymous
Pleasurable experience, thanks for everything.

04.08.16 0 Anonymous
Top training.
22.07.16 - Brendan B
The staff really made this am enjoyable experience.
22.07.16 - Anonymous 
Lucas did a great job of making the course interesting and informative. Really stuck in my mind
22.07.16 - Carl M
Good communication and built strong relationships with students.
08.07.16 - Matt B
Lucas was an excellent trainer. he was slightly entertaining, yet very informative.  
08.07.16 - Max W
Trainer was excellent and I learnt everything I needed in the course. Would recommend this to everyone.
08.07.16 - Anonymous
Good course well delivered
08.07.16 - Laslo G
Well informed.
08.07.16 - Mert
Covered all aspects of course in preparation for the tests.
08.07.16 - Anonymous
Training was done very well, and I was given all the required information.
 08.07.16 - Ronan 
Very Good.
08.07.16 - Anonymous
Good insight.
24.06.16 - Clint L
Lucas was very helpful in the area that I needed help with, thanks!
24.06.16 - Anonymous
Course was done in very good style. Lots of relevant information given during entire course
24.06.16 - Anonymous
Great course and Lucas was an amazing trainer.
02.06.16 - Eddie B
Excellently presented.
16.05.16 - Ben F
Great course, great trainer.
16.05.16 - Andrew
Lucas was very approachable and knowledgeable on this and very helpful.
06.05.16 - Andrew M
I thank Lucas for all his thorough training and his patience with us all. Very professional indeed.
06.05.16 - Kim 
The on-site knowledge of Lucas was extremely helpful and assisted with understanding the course content.
06.05.16 - Tommy
Good, sharp, clear instructions which were easy to understand.
06.05.16 - Jay
Good, clear instructions, good course. Very patient with everyone.
06.05.16 - Anthony
Very good course. Learnt a lot. Challenging nature of course reflects work environment accurately.
22.04.16 - Chris B
Very good course, I enjoyed learning I don't usually like doing.
22.04.16 - Steve M
I really enjoyed the course, good instructors made the course more enjoyable and really tested the memory.
22.04.16 - Paul L
Both trainers were very helpful and knowledgeable.
22.04.16 - Daniel I
Very helpful trainers who get you walking out the door feeling confident.
15.04.16 - Ronald
I learnt a lot from this course and this is going to be handy for me in future working.
15.04.16 - Claude
Happy with the way the course was run and Steve was very helpful with my needs.
04.02.16 - Anonymous
I found I was really made to succeed in this course and through the the training we were made to think more deeply and to be more seriously involved.
04.02.16 - Ali S
I will be returning to complete more courses.
Good training and a great facility.
05.02.16 - Gricey 
Really enjoyed the course and teaching. Gained confidence and am keen to do more courses.
05.02.16 - Daniel R
Enjoyed the course and knowledge plus Steve and Lucas are great teachers.
05.02.16  Tony D
A very well run course, instructors very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. This is the second course I have completed and both were to a high standard.
05.02.16 - James W
Trainer was very clear and through. Very informative plus training facilities were great.
05.02.16 - Basil P
After the course I had an extreme knowledge about dogging and am comfortable to start straight away.
22.01.16 - Ryan M
Very good teacher and a good amount of time.
22.01.16 - Wayne 
I found the course very informative, there was plenty of time to study and revise your work. Would highly recommend WAM. Steve was excellent.
23.11.15 - Raymon
 Just like to say thanks as I did struggle a little. Steve was so helpful. Thanks once again

23.11.15 - Adam C
Great course with new system. Would recommend again.
13.11.15 - Pat P
The integrity of the trainers was excellent, which is rare these days. The skills and knowledge of the trainers were extensive - would highly recommend.
13.11.15 - Rob C
Great course, great trainer, highly recommended. 
23.10.15 - Lenard G
Nice and relaxed at the same time as teaching a massive amount of information.
23.10.15 - Jason H
Interaction and communication was terrific. Good people running the courses
23.10.15 - Roy
Thank you for taking the time to help me with the problem I had with the course. Keep up the great work.
05.10.15 - Neville B
All staff were pleasant and helpful.
25.09.15 - Trent H
Excellent course, well laid out and easy to understand.
11.09.15 - D. Zaia 
Trainers were great. Made it easy and fun.
11.09.15 - Simn S
Excellent course, very good knowledge base. Having 2 trainers gave a wider prospective.
11.09.15 - Graeme W
The trainer took time in my case to explain at times to a high degree. I thank them very much. Greatly appreciated.
11.09.15 - Anonymous
Very good facilities, well balanced training. Very happy!
11.09.15 - David S
Very well presented and it remained as such. Pleasure to attend.
11.09.15 - Anonymous 
Excellent course. The instructor was very, very good.
24.08.15 - Craig S 
I have bad nerves and the instructors made me fell relaxed and calm. I cannot thank them enough for this. 
14.08.15 - Anonymous
Very thorough content. 
14.08.15 - Shane B
Probably the best course I have done to date.
14.08.15 - Luke D
Informative, insightful and invaluable. 
14.08.15 - Tim C
Great tutors. Great Course!
14.08.15 - Joshua H
Very friendly and approachable staff who provided a fantastic learning environment. Thank You.
17.07.2015 - Chay M
Super nervous before I started, super confident when I left. Thanks!
17.05.2015 - Phic B
Very thorough training, have gained excellent knowledge from both trainers.
17.07.2015 - Anonymous
Well run course. Learning material was very easy to understand and follow.
17.07.2015 - Chris C
The course was well staffed and I feel had ample opportunity to raise questions with the assessor/trainer.
05.02.2015 - Jamie L
Great facility, great trainers. 3rd course at WAM.
05.02.2015 - Seb D
Great job guys. pleasure to learn from you.
19.01.2015 - Shane M
Nice job Steve and Lucas.

17.11.2014 - Alan Z
Really enjoyed the class, really helpful and the trainers had a lot of time and patience. Training methods were well executed.
17.11.2014 - Neville T
Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
24.10.2014 - Troy
Enjoyed the challenge, daunting at first but rewarding once completed.
29.9.2014 - Nick T
Great delivery of information and teaching methods
29.9.2014 - Anonymous
I must say Steve and Lucas were great teachers and gave me all the help I needed.
29.8.2014 - Ahmad S
Excellent in delivering the course. Well presented. Well explained
15.08.2014 - Anonymous
I am completely satisfied with this course it's very well done. I am confident of all tests and outcomes due to the way the material was presented and teaching method.
01.08.2014 - Tyler
Both trainers were very compassionate and clearly delivered information that was easy to understand.
01.08.2014 - Cory
Wouldn't have completed the course without their help thank you both very much, can't thank you guys enough.
18.07.2014 - Anonymous
I find that the trainer is very skilled and excels in his field. I highly recommend my work mates to do their courses here.
18.07.2014 - Anonymous
Both Steve and Lucas are excellent trainers and very skilled in their fields.
04.07.2014 - Ed L
Both lads easy to talk too, explain the course very well. Overall great course.
04.07.2014 - Anonymous
Relaxed positive atmosphere keeps me coming back!
04.07.2014 - Wayne B
Steve and Lucas were great and easy to work with. Thank you.
20.06.2014 - Mick
I will recommend WAM training to others
06.06.2014 - Robert S
Steve was very helpful and a very good instructor

06.06.2014 - Andy B
An excellent course, with sufficient time and knowledgeable staff. A lot of information to take in, but plenty of revision is available. A big help.
06.06.2014 - Anonymous
In my recent training I would say both Steve and Lucas really did a good job in regards to training on both theory and practical. And the tips they have provided to remember the techniques are really amazing.
23.05.2014 - Anonymous 
I expected a lower level of training but this course exceeded my expectations for theory and prac.
23.05.2014 - Jason G
Always a pleasure training here
05.05.2014 - Andrew C
This was a great course, with a high level of training provided I was happy with the knowledge I obtained from the course
11.04.2014 - Anonymous 
Very thorough training
11.04.2014 - Jay S
Excellent trainer, keeping us busy all the time. There is no boring session.
11.04.2014 - Andre D
A very good experience with an excellent instructor

21.03.2014 - Christopher W
Great training, will be highly recommending WAM training
21.03.2014 - Tony K
Excellent training and preparation for the course by Steve

07.03.2014 - David T
I felt the training was excellent

07.03.2014 - Matt P
Great course, learned a lot! Thanks to Steve and Lucas
28.02.2014 - Leigh R
Excellent style - made dry subject easy and enjoyable to learn and understand

28.02.2014 - Dan C
Steve was a great trainer
18.02.2014 - G Hammond
I was made to feel at ease. This made learning easier.
07.02.2014 - Adam R
I found Steve managed to get a lot of info into our heads in a short amount of time, and explained it in a way that was easy to understand.
17.01.2014 - Sam M
Would have to be best course/facilities etc. I've attended. Thank you!
13.12.2013 - Mark C
Very good training, will be back for other courses
13.12.2013 - Anonymous
I have enjoyed the training and believe the level of instruction was excellent
11.11.2013 - Steven M
Great training, very satisfying, have learnt heaps.
11.11.2013 - Dominic F
Great training course enjoyed the challenge even though it was a bit stressful and daunting at the start.
24.10.2013 - Anonymous
A great course.
24.10.2013 - James M
Very good.
24.10.2013 - Anonymous
Enjoyable and informative.
24.10.2013 - Darren G
Aaron was great with excellent knowledge. Thanks WAM.
11.10.2013 - Anonymous
I thoroughly enjoyed the course & felt welcome + respected.
11.10.2013 - Anonymous
Great course, I learnt a lot, never boring.
11.10.2013 - Anonymous
Looking forward to doing other courses with WAM.
11.10.2013 - Anonymous
Really enjoyed the course, Steve was great.
04.10.2013 - Liam F
You should start rigging courses so I can return.
04.10.2013 - Jason S
Probably one of the more beneficial courses I have attended this year. Actually feel more knowledgeable.
27.09.2013 - Ryhs L
Great trainer, great knowledge. Thanks!
27.09.2013 - Anonymous
Good course, very enjoyable.
27.09.2013 - Anonymous
Great teaching venue & well taught. Aaron – Flawless teaching.
23.09.2013 - Steve Fry
I found Steve excellent at the way he performed the course and information he gave.
23.09.2013 - Anonymous
Steve was fantastic. Would recommend him if you had a choice of trainers.
13.09.2013 - Anonymous
The trainers are very thorough, patient, approachable & friendly – but also very firm as towards their expectations of you. You are left in no doubt this course is serious and if you put in the effort you will be rewarded.
13.09.2013 - Jimmy Bs
Very good training, thank you.
04.09.2013 - Con K
Great course, great teacher.
27.08.2013 - Vjekoslav
I think all aspects were satisfactory. Thank you WAM.
23.08.2013 - James
It was all amazing.
23.08.2013 - Shannon
Steve was very helpful as I struggled at first, but he spent time with me to help me understand. Will highly recommend WAM to others.
09.08.2013 - Adam R
Very professional, I learnt a lot more than I expected!
26.07.2013 - Anonymous
One of the best courses I have attended. Learned a lot in a short time and enjoyed it.
26.07.2013 - Anonymous
Excellent trainers and facilities.
26.07.2013 - Anonymous
The course and instructors were excellent.
08.07.2013 - Anonymous
Steve was a very good trainer, very thorough and professional.