31 Enterprise St, Bundaberg Qld 4670

07 4153 2800 

Registered Training Organisation – 31472

License to perform dogging- Formal Course Work

Course Codes: 

Who Should Attend

Any client wishing to gain the skills required to obtain a High Risk Work Licence to perform dogging operations.


The aim of this course is to provide the client with adequate knowledge and skills to successfully complete the assessments required prior to application for a high risk work license to for CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging.

Course Outline

On completion of this course, clients will have been provided with information on;

  • Workplace Health & Safety Regulations and requirements including work method statements and safety plans
  • Underpinning knowledge & skills requirement (calculations, load security)
  • Equipment safety and specific theory
  • Risk Management concepts including hazard identification, assessment of risk, control of risk and evaluation of control measures
  • Practical application of dogging – checks, lifting techniques, communication.
  • Emergency Procedures



Legislative / Licensing Requirements

Clients must be 18 years old to undergo the assessment process.  Training and log book hours can be undertaken prior to turning 18. Please contact our office to discuss available options. Clients who have previous experience in Dogging operations are welcome to supply evidence to the High Risk Work Assessor for review.

Mandatory / Client Requirements

Clients are required to attend training with appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) for a workplace including safety footwear and their workplace protective clothing suitable for conducting Dogging operations. Clients are to engage in all assessment activities to satisfactorily complete the course.

Entry Requirements

Clients will be required to successfully complete a LLN assessment to confirm numeracy, reading writing and language skills at least to ACSF Level 2, prior to enrolment into their selected course.

It is a requirement that clients wishing to attend this training be able to:



The course will be delivered via a face-to-face format in either ASTA training rooms or at your workplace, depending on numbers and client or workplace requirements.


During the first 3 days of Formal Course Work (classroom) clients have access to support material for Dogging, PowerPoint presentations and safety videos. Handouts relevant to Dogging operations will also be provided. Each client will be required to successfully complete an in class “Readiness Assessment”.

As part of the High Risk Work Licensing requirements, this assessment is to allow ASTA Trainers / Assessors to determine if you are competent to undertake the formal assessment to gain a license to perform dogging operations.

This “Readiness Assessment” document is made up of three (3) sections, a theory component, a signals and calculations component, and a performance component. The assessment is designed to allow the client to demonstrate their knowledge to correctly and safely perform dogging operations, prior to issuing the client with a Log Book for recording of their practical work hours on site based activities.

ASTA is responsible for delivering quality training and assessment compliant with National Standards and WHS requirements



On successful completion of the “Readiness Assessment” clients are to be issued with a Logbook which includes a training plan and a full explanation of the requirements for both the client and the employer/supervisor.

The client is required to log on the job hours to show current competency.  This is to be supervised and signed off by a current High Risk Work License holder for Dogging. The hours required to be completed in the logbook are based on skill, experience and any evidence supplied. 



A separate enrolment for the 2 day assessment process is to be completed. Once the client log book hours and/or evidence are verified by the trainer / assessor, the client will undertake a written theory assessment and a practical assessment. This can take place at ASTA or conducted onsite.  The assessment consists of multiple choice, true and false and short answer questions. Please be advised that more than 3 working days’ notice must be given to WHSQ to conduct any assessment process.


The assessment

1.    The assessor must provide each candidate with a copy of the candidate version of the assessment instrument at the time of assessment.

2.    All candidates are to be provided with adequate reading time of up to fifteen minutes prior to commencing the assessment. During this time the candidate is allowed to ask questions about the meaning or interpretation of the questions contained in the assessment.

3.    The assessor MUST supervise the candidate at all times during the assessment.

4.    The assessor MUST collect the assessment instrument at the conclusion of the assessment.

5.    The assessment MUST be conducted without access to any learning materials or other assistance.

6.    All assessments must be conducted in the English language.

7.    Engaging an interpreter to assist a candidate who does not speak or read English is not allowed.


Clients who demonstrate competency by successfully completing the theory assessment and practical assessment are entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for CPCCLDG3001 license to perform dogging. Clients are also eligible for the High Risk Licence subject to the completion of the appropriate application and payment of fees. ASTA may provide information on how to apply for their High Risk Licence. This license is renewable every 5 years.

Course Schedule

You may refer to the ASTA website (www.austsafe.net.au) for a training calendar or contact our office on (07) 4153 2800.


3 days (classroom) +

  • nominal logbook hours +
  • 2 days (theory and practical assessments)

minimum and maximum numbers apply


Investment                   $995 per person - 3 day course work


Costs do not include hire of crane or other items required for completion of the training for practical assessments.


No Public Course for License to perform dogging- Formal Course Work scheduled at this time.
Please contact our office to discuss your training options.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4153 2800

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