AIMING FOR THE SKYLINE RIGGING COURSE OPENS DOOR TO MANY INDUSTRIES
A QUICK look up at the skyline of our ever-expanding towns and cities makes clear the demands of the building and construction industries.
TAFE’s Certificate III in rigging gives graduates a foot in the door to many booming industries and sets them up for safe career.
The course covers plant and equipment, structural steel erection, hoists, precast concrete placement, safety nets and static lines, mast climbers, perimeter safety screens and shutters, and cantilevered crane loading platforms.
The course head teacher, Robert Sharp, said the work is 60 per cent practical and 40 per cent theoretical, allowing students to learn the skills that they will use on a daily basis in the industry.
“This is a valuable qualification which will enable graduates to work throughout Australia in a really wide range of industries,” Mr Sharp said, adding that operatives in this field needed to be willing to move to where work was, and to deal with a variety of people.
“It suits anyone who is just starting a career in construction, entertainment and allied trade industries or anyone who is already working within these industries and want to upskill by gaining a nationally recognise qualification
“Once our graduates have spent some time in an industry, some may choose to move into more senior roles or even start their own small business.
Working with cranes is one thing a rigger learns to do.