Rigging Licence – Basic

Take the next step in the construction industry with a Rigging licence from Major Training Group.

Rigging Licence
Licence to perform rigging basic level




5 days

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment in CPCCLRG3001 LIcence to Perform Rigging - Basic

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If you need a rigging licence to make your next move in construction, the experienced team at Major Training Group can help. With deep knowledge of rigging and a strong desire to teach, we deliver high-quality training solutions that’ll give you the skills you need – including safely working with a wide range of loads and lifting gear on construction sites.

We operate in Brisbane and surrounding areas in Queensland, such as the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. To get your rigger’s ticket for your next job, book a training time that suits you.

Course Details

Major Training’s rigging courses are nationally recognised competencies that’ll get you construction-site ready. Depending on the type of rigger’s ticket you earn, you’ll be qualified for a range of work, including:

  • Structural steel erection
  • Movement of plant, hoists, mast climbers
  • Cantilevered crane loading platforms.

Our rigging courses provide training beyond a standard dogman course. From basic rigging courses to intermediate and advanced rigging courses, you can earn the right qualifications to complete specific jobs on different construction sites.


Pre-course study guide

A detailed training plan

Classroom-based training in health and safety through videos, live demonstrations, and clear instructions delivered by our high-performing trainers

Written and practical assessment

All training materials with hi-vis vests and gloves

Practical training to meet logbook requirements – shortened logbook hours required for experienced operators

ENTRY Requirements

Each rigging course needs to be completed in order. You must first have a current dogman licence to start the Basic Rigging course. Then you need to have successfully completed the Basic Rigging Course before beginning the Intermediate Rigging Course. Then having successfully completed the intermediate rigging licence, you can do the Advanced Rigging Course.

You will also need to:

  • Be able to read and write basic English (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN)
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
  • Provide three forms of identification
  • Wear steel-capped or safety boots on site as well as sun protection (e.g. hat, long sleeves, and pants).


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.

Rigging Licence

A License to Perform Rigging (Basic Level) authorises individuals to carry out basic rigging tasks, such as inspecting lifting gear, selecting appropriate equipment, and ensuring the safe movement of loads. This license is vital in industries where heavy lifting and rigging operations are common, ensuring that tasks are conducted safely and efficiently.

Possible Roles

Rigger: As a licensed rigger, you'll be responsible for setting up and supervising the lifting of heavy loads using cranes and other lifting equipment. This involves selecting the right equipment, attaching loads securely, and ensuring safety protocols are followed.

Entertainment Industry Rigger: In the entertainment industry, you could work as a rigger for stage setups, lighting, sound equipment, and other production elements. Your role will be crucial in creating safe and visually impressive setups for concerts, events, and shows.

Mining and Resources Rigger: Within mining and resource industries, riggers are responsible for positioning and moving heavy machinery, equipment, and materials at mine sites and extraction facilities.

Construction Site Rigger: Working on construction sites, you'll collaborate with other construction professionals to move and position heavy materials and equipment. Your rigging skills will contribute to the efficient progress of projects.

Marine Rigger: Marine riggers specialise in lifting and moving heavy loads on ships and offshore platforms. They play a critical role in loading and unloading cargo, as well as securing equipment on vessels.

Film and TV Production Rigger: Similar to the entertainment industry, you could work on film and television productions, ensuring that camera equipment, lighting rigs, and other setups are safely rigged and positioned for shooting.

Potential wages could be in the region of $75,000 to $90,000 per year

Delivery Options

CPCCLRG3001 – Licence to perform rigging basic level – Stepping up from the dogman course, the basic course includes more advanced safety apparatus and covers the inspection of equipment, use of a safety harness, preparation of rigging equipment, and hazard control measures.

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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 basic rigging 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.

  • A competency-based training program delivered by our knowledgeable team over 5 days.
  • Both the formal and informal requirements of the training are completed in a controlled environment at Major Training’s simulated worksites throughout Queensland.
  • Students are trained to a competency level suitable to achieve all elements of the assessment.
  • Training materials include a logbook, training plan, full assessment, and training manual.

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

Time: 6.30am to 3pm

Suitable for: Suitable for existing workers requiring a SOA / Basic rigging 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 – 40 to 100 hours of supervised log book training is completed on the job in the workplace.
  • Formal training is completed at a Major Training site.
  • Basic rigging 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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CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $1,249

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $746

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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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