Dogging Licence

Kick start your career in the construction industry with a Dogman Licence from Major Training Group.

Dogman Licence
Licence to perform dogging




5 days

Course Outcomes

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging

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Major Training Group delivers high-quality, reliable training solutions that will prepare you for the highest standards of high-risk onsite safety and compliance.

To work alongside crane operators and truck drivers, as a labourer or construction site worker you need a Dogman ticket. Major Training Group has a depth of knowledge that only comes from a family-owned business with a history of providing plant and transport services to major infrastructure projects; coupled with some of the best trainers in the industry. For your first or next move in the construction industry in QLD or beyond, Major Training Group will make it happen.

Upon successful completion of the dogging course, you will be issued with a Dogman Ticket allowing you to work in a variety of industries. We offer our training programs across QLD in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and beyond.

Course Details

A Dogman or Dogging ticket with Major Training Group is a nationally recognised qualification that will get you site ready for a range of crane operator roles that involve (for example) selecting the lifting gear and estimating load weight.


A detailed dogman training plan provided.

Classroom based training in health and safety through videos, demonstrations, and instructions delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable trainers.

Written and practical assessment including all training materials and a hi-vis vest.

Reliable practical training to meet logbook requirements.

Competency based assessment.

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment on successful completion.

ENTRY Requirements

  • Be able to read and write basic English (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Pass a language, literacy & numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Provide three forms of identification. Click here to view valid documents: Valid Documents
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site; sun protection Hat, long-sleeved shirt, and pants – are also recommended

High-risk work Licences

  • High risk work licences have a 5-year life span. After this period, the licence will need to be renewed. This can be done via the WHS Queensland website.
  • If your high risk work licence has expired, you’re not classified as a licenced operator until it’s renewed.
  • You have up to 12 months to renew your high risk licence. If it’s past the 12-month period, you’ll be required to re-sit the written and practical exam.
  • A VOC cannot be done on an expired licence.

How To Apply For a High Risk Work Licence

  • You have 60 days from successfully completing your practical assessment to apply with WorkSafe QLD for your high risk work licence.
  • There is an application fee to lodge your AS1 Form.
  • Click here for more information.

Dogman Licence

A Dogman Licence equips individuals with the skills and knowledge required to safely direct and control the movement of loads using cranes and hoists. Holding this licence demonstrates expertise in ensuring the efficient and secure lifting and positioning of heavy loads on construction sites and other work environments. As a licensed Dogman, you play a critical role in promoting workplace safety and operational efficiency in industries reliant on crane operations.

Possible Roles

Construction Site Dogman: In this role, you'll work closely with crane operators, ensuring that loads are lifted, moved, and positioned accurately and safely. Your expertise will contribute to the smooth execution of construction projects.

Steelfixing Dogman: In the steel construction industry, you'll assist in the movement and positioning of steel beams, columns, and other components using cranes. Your role contributes to the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure.

Mining and Resources Dogman: In mining and resource extraction industries, you'll be responsible for handling and positioning heavy equipment, machinery, and materials using cranes and hoists, ensuring safe operations in challenging environments.

Rigger: Riggers use their knowledge of load dynamics and equipment to securely attach loads to cranes or other lifting devices. Your skills will be vital in preventing accidents and ensuring the stability of lifted loads.

Warehouse Dogman: In warehouse or logistics settings, you'll direct the movement of heavy loads for storage, shipping, and distribution. Your precision will help maintain efficient inventory management.

Film and Entertainment Rigger: In the entertainment industry, your skills as a Dogman could be utilised to safely set up lighting, sound equipment, and stage elements for concerts, events, and film productions.

Potential wages could be in the region of $65,000 to $75,000 per year or around $37 per hour

Delivery Options

Major Training Group provides flexible and accessible training options that cater to both new and existing workers. Whether you’re starting your career or looking to enhance your skills, our programs are designed to meet your needs. Our comprehensive training includes five days of formal classes, covering all the necessary theoretical knowledge along with supervised logbook training for up to 40 hours, allowing you to gain practical experience under expert guidance. You can be confident that our programs meet the requirements for obtaining a High Risk Licence, ensuring that you are equipped with the necessary qualifications for your chosen field.

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Utilise Major's well-equipped sites across South East Queensland (SEQ) for your training needs. We have popular industry courses running weekly.
Major also run courses in Northern NSW. Contact us today to learn more about undertaking a course in Northern NSW.

Course Details

Duration: 5 days

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: This course is the perfect choice if you don’t yet have formal experience in Dogging and are looking at gaining employment or starting a new career. This course will teach you everything you need to know from start to finish and is delivered in person over 5 days by our knowledgeable team.

  • Both the formal and informal requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites
  • Everything you need from start to finish
  • 40-hour competency-based training over 5 days delivered by our knowledgeable team or theory online with 3 days practical and gap training, 1 day assessment
  • Courses start Mondays
  • Assessments are on Fridays

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Duration: 1-2 days formal training, 1 day practical training & up to 6 months log book on the job and one day of assessment

Suitable for: Suitable for existing workers requiring a SOA / Dogging Licence to enter the workforce and that can complete the mandatory informal training on the job at their current employment

  • Employer involvement and licenced operator required to supervise
  • All requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training Group’s high quality simulated worksites throughout QLD and your employers workplace
  • Informal training – Up to 40 hours supervised log book training is completed on the job in the workplace
  • Formal training is completed at a Major Training site
  • Dogging formal training is on the first day of the course with assessment once the logbook is completed
  • Employers must agree and fill in all relevant areas of the students logbook
  • Students must log hours and detail of relevant tasks performed at their workplace
  • Student log book must be signed off by employer or employer’s representative with the relevant OHS licence
  • A completed log book with an employer’s letter validating the log is required
  • Students have up to 6 months to complete

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Experienced Operator Course

Duration: 2 days

Suitable for: Operators with demonstrated previous experience. Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior experience for enrolment in this course, which may include an expired licence. This can be a more economical option for already skilled people.

  • For experienced and competent operators on completion of formal training
  • Students must log hours and details of relevant tasks performed at their workplace
  • Student logbook must be signed off by employer with the relevant WHS licence
  • A final skills assessment is conducted when the employer is happy with the skill and knowledge level of the student
  • Assessment includes a closed book theory test and a comprehensive practical test

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Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $964

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $560

Learn More about CSQ Funding here; CSQ Funding

BERT Funding

BERT Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; BERT Funding

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Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

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Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

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Why Our Students choose to study with major


Over 10,000 students complete their training with us every year!

Student Pass Rate

We maintain an impressive 95% pass rate and offer additional support where needed to ensure every student's success.

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Leading the way in real-world training for the Construction, Automotive and Engineering Industries for over 2 decades.

Awesome!! After coming from TAFE the training is so much better.
Awesome!! After coming from TAFE the training is so much better. Smaller classes better and more knowledgeable teachers who care about the students and more flexible learning (being able to do most of the work from home). TAFE felt like it was just there to keep apprentices there for as long as possible (spending 8 hours to do 2 hours of work) but here it’s all based around the student, come in for the morning to to finish up units then go back to work for the rest of the day.

Would definitely recommend to others
The staff were very friendly, trainer Carl made it very easy to learn what was needed and helped when I was struggling. Crane operator pat was very kind and made it easy to do the lifts. Amazing operator. Would definitely recommend to others and will be coming back to learn other skills. 👍

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Great place to get those tickets you've been long after with professional trainers helping you every step of the way.

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So impressed with how easy and professional they made the training process! Would definitely recommend.

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Really great training company. Very flexible and friendly. I've dealt with a lot of training companies but Major are by far the best.


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