Basic Rigging Course

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NOTE: Current Course Code: CPCCLRG3001 supersedes and replaces previous course codes of CPCCLRG3001A

Course Outline

This course is run by Go 2 Training. Go 2 Training is a third-party provider of Training Professionals Pty Ltd, RTO number 31955.

This nationally accredited licence to perform basic rigging course is to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to perform basic rigging safely. The basic rigging course has been designed for with any level of experience for rigging.

Riggers use mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure loads, including plant, equipment or members of a structure. Riggers ensure the stability of those members and set up and dismantle hoists.

This unit applies to rigging work involving:

  • structural steel erection
  • hoists
  • pre-cast concrete members of a structure
  • safety nets and static lines
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • cantilevered crane loading platforms.
  • Rigging work is undertaken in construction and other industries where load shifting equipment is used to move, place or secure loads.

Please note: the Basic Rigging Course is currently only run on demand so may require minimum numbers in order to be run.

Entry Requirements

CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging is a prerequisite to this course. You must hold a valid Dogging licence to be able to enrol in this course.

Basic English language, literacy, and numeracy (This is a Workplace Health and Safety requirement as students are assessed against the Qld State WHS standards to be awarded their licence).

  • Physical capabilities for being able to dog a load.
  • Able to wear the safety equipment as per WHS requirements and the Australian standard.
  • A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to-
  • Minimum 18 years of age to complete the end of course closed book WHS Qld written assessment and practical assessment. (Workplace Health and Safety requirement). Please note: you can be 17and 9 months to go on a logbook.
  • Provide three forms of approved identification – click here to view valid documents.
  • Wear closed in shoes.
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.

Rigging Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

The High Risk Licence Rigging (Basic) (RB) course has training and assessment that is competency based.

The duration of the Forklift course depends on the learners’ previous experience, access to a machine, and time availability. The forklift course can be completed as a full course, a logbook course, or as a previous experience course. Each type, of course, has a different length of course times that are determined by the learner and their experience.

Typically the course lengths are approximately:

  • Full Course: 5/6 full days. This includes all training, practice, and assessment.
  • Log Book Course: 2x full days. One for formal training and the other to complete the WHS assessment after logbook hours have been completed on the job.
  • Previous Experience Course: 2x full days. After evidence of previous experience has been supplied.

Please contact us to see which course would best suit your or your staff’s training and assessment requirements.

Please note: Rigging courses are only run on demand so may require minimum numbers in order to be run.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

Training and assessment for Rigging are delivered both practical and theory-based. The delivery model can be selected by the learner/employer depending on factors such as the learners’ experience and competence, timeframes and availability, supervision, and access to machinery. The type of courses we deliver is logbook courses, full courses, or previous experience courses.

LOGBOOK TRAINING – Designed for those learners whom wish to complete the practical Rigging training on the job or at their current employment with a licensed supervisor.

Step 1 – Completion of theory training and machine familiarization. The learner is then placed on a training plan with their supervisor.
Step 2 – Learner completes approx. 30-40hrs of supervised operation by a licensed operator while at work in their workplace.
Step 3 – Learner contacts us to book in to complete a final WHS Queensland closed book theory and practical-based assessment. Once Successful the Learner is issued ‘CAS’ paperwork so that they can apply for their license application online with WHS Queensland. Upon successful completion of the course and full payment, the learner is issued a Statement of attainment.

FULL COURSE TRAINING – Designed for learners who don’t have access to the equipment, a licensed supervisor or require the delivery of practical in a very focused small group environment.

Step 1 – Completion of theory training and machine familiarization Learner is then placed on a training plan with the trainer.
Step 2 – Learner completes concentrated and highly supervised operation practicing skills and operation process as instructed by the trainer in a structured learning environment in a small group.
Step 3 – Learner contacts us to book in to complete a final WHS Queensland closed book theory and practical-based assessment. Once Successful the Learner is issued ‘CAS’ paperwork so that they can apply for their license application online with WHS Queensland.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE COURSE – Designed for those learners who have had previous experience operating a forklift and can supply some evidence of this. Contact us to discuss what evidence you can provide.

Step 1-Completion of theory training, machine familiarization, and informal practical challenge test. The Learner’s previous experience evidence is collected and if suitable are then booked in to complete their WHS Queensland assessment.
Step 2– Learner contacts us to book in to complete a final WHS Queensland closed book theory and practical-based assessment. Once Successful the Learner is issued ‘CAS’ paperwork so that they can apply for their license application online with WHS Queensland.

What will you learn? (Overview)

The HRWL Rigging Course covers:

  • Plan task
  • Select and inspect the equipment
  • Undertake basic rigging activities
  • Complete task

You will learn:

  • Install a fall arrest system and use a safety harness fall arrest system while working at heights
  • Install and remove a cantilever crane loading platform
  • Install and remove a safety net, shutter, or safety screen
  • Erect and dismantle structural steel
  • Install and remove precast panels a material hoist OR Install a mast climber
  • Set up and operate a winch for load movement
  • Bends, knots, hitches, and splicing

For more specific course information please contact us or go to

Course Outcome

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

All assessments are completed during the course – no assessment activities need to be completed prior to or post the training course.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by Training Professionals Pty Ltd, RTO number 31955.

On successful completion of this course students will be issued with a:

  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.
  • Candidate Assessment Summary’ (CAS) which is an Interim High Risk Work Licence which is valid for 60 days.

The CAS will be received via the email supplied on your enrolment which is then valid for 60 days from the date of assessment. Students will use this to apply for their High-Risk Licence through Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ).

Please note:

  • There is an additional fee charged by WHSQ to apply for the licence.
  • Competence in this unit, does not in itself result in a Risk Work Licence (HRWL).

If in the event you are deemed Unsuccessful, we will work with you to identify the gaps and arrange for you to be re assessment to be booked in.


Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, as the training packages evolve and change over time some employers may require you to be VOC’d to operate on sites.

Your High-Risk Work Licence, once applied for and received from WHS Qld currently has a 5-year expiry unless canceled or suspended.

In order to renew your licence, you will receive a renewal notice.

You must keep your contact details up to date with WHS QLD. If you do not renew your licence in the 12-month expiry timeline, you will become unlicenced and must be reassessed. You must not carry out high-risk work until your licence has been renewed.


How long will training take?

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.

How is the training delivered?

Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.

How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?

The industry generally recommends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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