Qualification details

CPC30511 - Certificate III in Dogging (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced19/May/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30508 - Certificate III in Dogging 20/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunities N/A
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances N/A
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power toolsUse explosive power tools N/A
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding N/A
CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heights N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712111 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7122-11 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712111 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7122-11 Crane, Hoist Or Lift Operator 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC30511

Elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

Elective imported units replaced with updated version


This qualification provides a trade outcome in dogging operations in the construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Dogger.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Uses standard communication signals
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans, drawings and specifications
  • Schedules
  • Load charts
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Prepares job sequencing schedule
  • Records relevant information in log books, site records, hoist books and other standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Coordinates and actions tasks
  • Discusses contingency plans and advises team of changes
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Performs test lift/shifts to ensure lift suitability
  • Conducts daily safety check for hoist, including test run
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Identifies and manages risks
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management 

  • Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely
  • Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment
  • Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 9 core units
  • 4 elective units.

A maximum of one the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Work safely around power sources, services and assets


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Dogging field of work 


Licence to perform dogging


Apply reinforcement schedule

Elective units  


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Handle and use dogging tools and equipment


Perform dogging


Perform crane scheduling


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding


Implement traffic management plan


Licence to operate a forklift truck

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