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0.5 year/s

This training program is offered as a 5 day intensive.

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* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Tennant Creek
Not available to international students.

Course code



This training program covers the skills and knowledge required to safely perform dogging work. Dogging consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear, and the directing of a plant operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of sight of the operator.

Dogging work is conducted in the construction industry and other industries where loads are lifted and moved using cranes or hoists.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this program include but are not limited to Certificate III qualifications within the CPC Training Package.


2022 fees for this course are $1,000.00.

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Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To be eligible to apply for a licence to perform dogging the following unit of competency must be completed.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon the successful completion.

 The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 80.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency
CPCCLDG3001Licence to perform dogging 
 Total nominal hours for the training program



Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into VTP348 Licence to Perform Dogging candidates are required to be:

  • 18 years old to obtain a NT Worksafe licence
  • Students are encouraged to hold a current NT Worksafe Licence Elevated Work Platform ticket and/or a Working Safely at Heights Statement of Attainment.
  • At the point of entry to this short course the AQF level is expected to be at level 3.
  • Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

Sometimes it is considered that the student's needs are better met by enrolling in other units of competency prior to enrolling in the Dogging course. Students may be encouraged to enrol in preparatory VET courses:

  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights,
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces,
  • TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom type elevated work platform.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.


CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

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Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Tennant Creek

Study Mode: On campus

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Light Technician
Area of study
Building and Construction

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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