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Training courses

Basic Rigging Licence


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basic_rig_webThe Basic Rigging course is suitable for workers who hold a dogging licence and are looking to upgrade their qualification to obtain a Basic Rigging High Risk Work Licence.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Refresher information on all dogging work.
  • Erection of steelwork
  • Fitting of plant and hoists
  • Safety nets and static lines
  • Use of winches
  • Erection of pre-cast panels
  • Application of slinging techniques including the selection and inspection of lifting gear
  • Directing of crane or hoist operators in the movement of loads, including when loads are out of sight of the Crane Driver
  • WHS requirements and workplace documentation
  • Working safely at heights

This course may include some or all of the following delivery modes: classroom, online/eLearning, workplace or blended options.

Assessment requires a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills.

The course is aligned to the Competency Standards contained within National Training Packages.


To complete this course, you must hold a Dogging High Risk Work Licence or equivalent.

Language and Other Student Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old to obtain this licence.

Assessment activities must all be conducted whilst communicating in English, and interpreters are not allowed to be used. Students require a reasonable command of English and basic numeracy skills to complete the assessment tool for this course. Only minor adjustments for personal or workplace reasons are allowed.

Hearing impaired persons may use sign language to communicate via an interpreter (only when approved by the Regulator).

The course may involve some manual handling, climbing, lifting, carrying, and height work. It must be clearly understood that some disabilities may preclude a student from participating safely, and this may restrict entry to the course. For details and alternatives, please refer to AITAC administrator for advice.

While we will make every effort to cater to the specific needs of students, decisions relating to safety are not subject to negotiation.

PPE Requirements – what to bring on the day

This course may involve working in a warehouse, construction or outdoor environment, and performing work in an industrial setting. Students are therefore required to wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during training.

When attending the course, students must bring/wear:

  • Fully enclosed shoes or boots (steel-capped safety shoes recommended)
  • Drill shirt and pants (full cover – ankle to wrist)

We will provide hi-vis vests, books, pens, tools and other resources needed for the course.

Students who do not have the appropriate PPE will not be permitted to participate in the practical component of the course and may have to be rescheduled at another available time. This may incur additional fees (please refer to the Student Handbook for specific fee details).

Training which takes place in the workplace under supervision may require different or additional PPE dependent upon the site rules and procedures. If this is the case, requirements should be discussed with your employer/supervisor.

Location & Duration

The duration of this course is 5 days. Study also includes pre-course learning activities.

The course is delivered at 9 Snyder Crt, Tullamarine VIC, or can be delivered at other suitable workplaces by arrangement.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment with the relevant Units of Competency.

You will be able to apply for a nationally recognised High Risk Work Licence from a state regulator. During this process, you will be required to pay an additional government licensing fee of $50 – $100.

Course Fees

The standard price for this course is $1,500.00

Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and are inclusive. There are no other fees or charges.

* All prices are indicative and may change dependent on participant experience, number of applicants, locations etc. Please call to discuss accurate pricing for your circumstance. **For information about fees, refunds, transfers and other related information please click HERE

Units of Competency

This short course module may include the following Units of Competency, which form part of a full certificate qualification. For more information, or customisation options, please call us on 03 9492 2988

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
TLID3031 Rig load
TLIE0002 Process workplace documentation
TLIE3002 Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

Further Information

Follow the links below for further student information:
Credit transfer & RPL
Complaints & appeals
Fees & refunds
Student Survey
AITAC Student Handbook
AITAC RTO (ID 3591) is responsible for quality of training and assessment, compliance with ASQA Standards for RTO’s, and the issuance of AQF Certification documentation (SOA and qualifications).




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