Dogman Course

Course Code


Course Name

Dogman Course

Course Outline

Each course is designed for beginners, however for experienced operators or ex licence holders, assessors understand your time previously in the industry. Therefore the course approach is understanding what is required under the state law for obtaining your licence again.  New rules and regulations from Workplace Health and Safety have stated the assessor must follow these new guidelines.

Course Length

Course requires students to sit 3 days of theory in the classroom and 1 day for the practical component of the course. You are required on the fifth day for your assessment.

Theory And Calculations

Legislation | planning | calculations + formulas | correct safe operating procedures | hazard identification and implementation of controls to reduce the risk of injury | correct storage of lifting gear | hand signals, whistles & radio communications | and knowledge of site clean ups.


Physical inspection of lifting gear | lifting techniques + test lifts | use of taglines | crane directing and communications | hazard identification and implementation of controls to minimize the risk of injury | hand signals, whistles & radio communications.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Under the legislation, we are able to provide you two options.

The first option; the student can effectively communicate both verbally and written and is able to competently read and write while under instruction throughout the course unassisted.

The second option requires direct assistance for the student, where writing is somewhat difficult.  Therefore in regards to written assessments we are able to conduct a one-on-one verbal assessment with the student.

This process involves the assessor verbally asking the assessment questions in a one on one scenario.

  • Written assessments in English only and provisions from the Australian Government at this stage does not extend to translating devices.  * This is also not a spelling test.

Government Notification

Accredited Trainers and Assessors must by law notify via an online written notification system for each assessment to be conducted in your respective state either to Workplace Health and Safety QLD or Safe Work NSW.

QLD: 3 business days
NSW: 2 business days
  • Weekends and public holidays excluded.


Must be physically fit, must be able to lift crane lifting gear, walk up scaffolding etc.  General construction work.

Prerequisite Information

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Nil qualifications required to undertake this course


Dogman assessment consists of 3 part exam:

  1. Theory
  2. Calculations using formulas
  3. Practical exercises using chains and slings to move loads from a slew crane.

Qualification Outcomes

Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (commonly known as a completion certificate)

Black and White photographic licence from WHSQ.  Each person must apply to QGov after successful completion of your course.  Your assessor will provide you information and documentation how to apply online. or please refer to this link

Terms And Conditions

Similar Courses

RII Dogman and Rigging courses


Recognition of Prior Learning is usually associated with other qualifications with numerous units in the course to be completed and where the student has completed elsewhere the required units and pays a fee to credit transfer.  However this is course is unavailable to RPL due to the nature of the assessment rules and regulations in High Risk Work licensing.

Industry Associations

Companies involved in Construction * Examples of industries
Crane hire companies
Welders / steel industries
Crane Trucks

Machine Size

N/A – Under this licence you are permitted to direct (not operate) any crane and sling any load within Australia.

Verification of Competency VOC

There are two pathways to perform a VOC and the term is usually associated with a certificate or ticket you already obtain, hence the name “verification”.  However, the term also refers to the mining sector not just civil construction.  The mining ACT allows mining companies to provide a formal method of determining ones competency in-house.  Even in High Risk Work without a nationally recognised licence.  (This is also evident in the armed forces)

They will either conduct their own VOC by their own workplace trainers or externally source trainers from companies such as ourselves.  The downside for the worker is without having a nationally recognised licence when employment ceases you can no longer use the certificate to operate outside the mine site.

In recent years, employment agencies require (before issuing your mine site employment contract) formal training prior and be able to provide evidence of your licence.


Please enroll with our RTO training partner.  Enrollment forms can be located in the news and media section or from the link above the photo on this course page, thank you.

Student Personnel Requirements for Training

When training with us, legislation requires ALL assessors to formally identify a student on enrolment.

Could you please bring to class

  • At least 3 forms of ID.  Examples are Drivers Licence, 18+ card, birth certificate, passport, medicare card, shooters licence, etc
  • Your Unique Student Identification number (USI) See video here for further information with this link

Lunch is not provided.  Please bring enough food and water for the day.


What to Wear

  • Classroom: PPE not required (unless on site)
  • Practical: * Wear basic PPE, items as a Hi Vis shirt or vest, safety boots – composite cap or steel cap, safety sunglasses, shorts and short sleeve are permitted.  Socks must be worn.with safety boots.

Investment to Pathway

Please contact us for pricing.

  • Group discount of more than 4 people available for this course. Please contact us with your inquiry.


  • Course materials
  • Government notifications
  • 5 days Training and assessment
  • Access to crane
  • AS1 – Assessment Summary Form (on course completion)  This is your sign off form the accredited assessor.
  • Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (on course completion)
  • RTO processing fees
  • Excellent service


2 / 20 Montgomery Street, West End Townsville Qld 4810

Classroom Size

Max 6

Course Delivery

Face to Face in classroom / practical operation under supervision performing a variety of tasks.

Further Information

If you require HRW Training to be in direct contact with you for a course time and date or seeking a course to be tailored and customised for your staff needs, we are flexible and maybe be able to offer a solution.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Tony on 0411 51 41 51 or by email: we will be only to happy to assist you.