In this course you will learn the skills required to operate a materials hoist (builder’s hoist) for goods and materials only, not personnel.

  • Record and maintain information relating to material hoist operations
  • Understand communication techniques including bells, lights, hand signals and use of two-way radios
  • Conduct material hoist operations
  • Identify hazards and assess risks associated with operation
  • Understand rated capacity and working load limits
  • Accurately record information
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Important Information

Units of Competency

  • CPCCLHS3002A – Licence to operate a materials hoist

Age

  • Minimum 18 years

Duration

  • 2 days

Flexible Delivery

  • This course can be delivered to accommodate learning styles and employment arrangements.

Class Sizes

  • Low student to trainer ratio

Location

  • Factory 6/43-47 Riverside Avenue, Werribee VIC 3030
  • 351-359 Portarlington Road, Moolap VIC 3224 (Geelong)

Assessment Method

  • As per WorkSafe requirements the licence assessment encompasses a knowledge, performance and calculations assessment

Eligibility

  • As MultiSkills Training is not CRICOS approved we are unable to enrol any students that are on a student VISA. If you are on a student VISA you will need to go to a TAFE or RTO that is CRICOS approved

Entry Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend the English language
  • A USI Number (Unique Student Identifier) Visit: www.usi.gov.au
  • Safety footwear

Additional Information

The licence to perform High Risk Work is issued by WorkSafe Victoria. When the assessor deems you competent, you will need to lodge your licence application and Notice of Assessment within 60 days to obtain a high risk work licence.

You can now apply, renew or amend a high risk work licence online at: https://www.myworksafe.vic.gov.au

You will receive an email from myWorkSafe that contains your Training ID. The email will contain a link that allows you to download the Notice of Assessment (NOA) to enable you to lodge your licence application. All licence applications incur a fee payable to WorkSafe Victoria. Further details can be found at: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/high-risk-work-licence or by calling WorkSafe on 1300 852 562.

To be eligible to undertake a High Risk Work Licence in Victoria you must be a Victorian resident and be able to provide Government issued photo identification that proves you reside in Victoria, if your photo identification does not have a Victorian address you must also provide one of the following forms of identification upon enrolment:

  • Victorian Firearm Licence
  • Victorian Boat Licence
  • KeyPass or Proof of age card with Victorian address
  • A utility bill – e.g. gas or water bill with Victorian address
  • A bank statement with Victorian address
  • A statutory declaration proving that you reside in Victoria

If you cant provide one of the above please contact the office on 1800 754 557.

Fees

Fee for service

  • $650 per person

Reassessment Fees

  • Theory Re-Assessment $150
  • Practical & Theory Re-Assessment 80% of the total course fee

High Risk Work License Application

The licence to perform High Risk Work is issued by WorkSafe Victoria. When the assessor deems you competent, you will need to lodge your licence application and Notice of Assessment within 60 days to obtain a high risk work licence.

You can now apply, renew or amend a high risk work licence online at: https://www.myworksafe.vic.gov.au

You will receive an email from myWorkSafe that contains your Training ID. The email will contain a link that allows you to download the Notice of Assessment (NOA) to enable you to lodge your licence application. All licence applications incur a fee payable to WorkSafe Victoria. Further details can be found at: worksafe.vic.gov.au/high-risk-work-licence or by calling WorkSafe on 1300 852 562.

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Contact Us

If you require further information or would like to book, please contact our friendly administration team on 1800SKILLS or email us at info@multiskills.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a rigger do?

Riggers are there to handle the safe movement of materials and equipment around a worksite. A certified rigger assembles and installs rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel and other heavy objects.

How much does a rigger make in Australia?

A rigger in Australia can expect to earn at an average hourly rate in the mid to high thirties. Though this pay rate will be based on experience and most workers will find that their first jobs as riggers are somewhere below that. According to the Victorian Skills Gateway the average pay for a Construction Rigger is $104,954 per annum.

How much does a riggers ticket cost?

At MultiSkills Training, the licence to perform rigging basic level costs $1,290.

How do I become a certified rigger?

To become a rigger, an individual must undertake accredited training and attain a licence to perform high risk work from a registered training provider. MultiSkills Training is a registered training organisation that can get you set up with the knowledge and expertise you need to conduct rigging work safely. The five-day course including a theory and practical assessment will see you certified to take on basic rigging work safely in a range of settings.

What can a rigger do that a dogman can’t?

The work of dogmen and riggers will often look similar, but there are tasks and responsibilities that a rigger can take on that dogmen can’t. Where a dogman can select and inspect lifting gear, sling loads, and direct a crane or hoist operator in the movement of loads; a licenced rigger can move plant and equipment, erect steel and materials hoists, install static lines and safety nets, and erect a variety personnel platforms, safety nets and static lines. Important to note though, both dogmen and riggers need to have a HRW Licence to undertake their work.

Can a rigger inspect lifting equipment?

A basic rigger is qualified to inspect and certify that particular categories of lifting equipment are safe. Basic riggers are also qualified to check and certify the safety of installations like personnel platforms and the like. Some categories of equipment and installation require further certifications in intermediate or advanced rigging.

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