How to become a Dogger

Doggers attach slings to cranes and direct the movement of loads handled by cranes in locations such as manufacturing plants, construction and mining sites, and the maritime industry.

Personal requirements of a Dogger

  • enjoy practical and outdoor work
  • safety-conscious
  • good hearing and vision
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • able to judge distances
  • able to work at heights
  • at least 18 years of age.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.4%

NSW 25.5%

NT 0.8%

QLD 28.2%

SA 3.6%

TAS 2.7%

VIC 13.6%

WA 24.1%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 94%

Female 6.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 46.4%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 53.6%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 48.5%

Above 35 years: 40.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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