Project: High Risk Work

Stage 5Stage 5

On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation has reviewed and developed the following training package components:

  • 5 qualifications:
    • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Rigging
    • CPC3xx19 Certificate III in Scaffolding
    • CPC3xx19 Certificate III in Steelfixing
    • CPC3XXXX Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations
    • [for deletion] CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging
  • 35 units of competency.

The review has focused in particular on eleven units of competency that have licencing outcomes.

  • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
  • CPCCLHS3002A Licence to operate a materials hoist
  • CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • CPCCLRG4001A Licence to perform rigging advanced level
  • CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
  • CPCCLSF4001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
  • CPCCLTC4001A Licence to operate a tower crane
  • CPCCLTC4002A Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane

Proposed changes

Deletion of qualifications 

With a large overlap in core units between the dogging and rigging qualifications and with low enrolment and completion rates for dogging, there was a high degree of industry support for deleting dogging as a separate qualification. All competencies required for dogging work are available in the updated rigging qualification. 

For similar reasons, the Certificate III in Post-Tensioning is to be deleted. Post-tensioning units can be completed within the steelfixing qualification. 

Update of licence units

A key aim of the review has been to align the licence units with Safe Work Australia’s National Assessment Instruments (NAIs). The NAIs provide a uniform regulatory model on which state and territory licensing is based.

Accordingly, the performance evidence of the licence units has been updated to mirror the evidence required by state and territory regulators.  Other sections of the units of competency, including knowledge evidence, performance criteria and assessment conditions, have also been updated in this regard. 

Many stakeholders expressed concern that some RTOs deliver these units in short time frames and with low quality. Training package policy puts restrictions on the ability to specify training times in units. However, industry advice has been used to increase the rigour of these units by increasing the specificity, volume, and frequency of performance evidence.  

Work safely unit

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry has been added as a core unit in each qualification.  


Last updated: January 2020
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