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Course Name
Unit Number
Licence to perform dogging
Nationally Acredited


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Licence to perform dogging

Successful completion of this training and assessment will provide you with the necessary qualification to apply for a High Risk Work licence.
Licences must be applied for at an Australia Post outlet within 60 days of assessment.
They are issued by the State Regulator (Workplace Health & Safety Qld or NSW WorkCover) and are valid for five years.


This course is designed to prepare a person to safely perform the tasks required of a Dogman.

It may be conducted at your premises or a Logisafe venue


Usually 4 days class time + nominal 120 logbook hours.

The usual procedure is:

  • 2 days in class including a machine induction
  • Nominal 120 hours of supervised dogging activities in the work environment - recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe
  • 1 day revision prior to assessment
  • 1 day assessment

Classroom time can be reduced with the students completing the workbooks in their own time
using comprehensive, easy to follow training notes


FORMAL TRAINING (including practical training) which covers:

  • Understanding relevant legislative obligations and duty of care responsibilities
  • Plan and prepare to perform dogging activities
  • The identification and control, of work health and safety issues related to dogging
  • Select and inspect the correct equipment to support the load during lifting 
  • Directing the crane driver during load movement
  • Safely landing the load and derigging slings and accessories
  • Checking all equipment after use

INFORMAL TRAINING (supervised practical training at your workplace):

  • Prior to completing their performance test, students are required to perform a nominal 120 hours of supervised dogging activities in their work environment. This is recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe.


  • Theory examination consisting of 71 questions
  • Written assignment consisting of 6 tasks
  • Performance test consisting of 5 practical exercises