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:

$1,334

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:

38.4

Unemployment:

above average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 94%

Proportion of female workers 6.1%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 46.4%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 53.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 48.5%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 40.9%

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




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