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Rigger Courses

A Rigger uses ropes and pulleys to move heavy equipment into position on a construction site. You might be placing steel into position or moving building equipment to where it’s needed. Riggers use a complicated system of cables, pulleys and winches to move things safely. You might also position things like scaffolding, guard rails and other safety equipment.

Riggers need to be excellent problem solvers. You’ll need to be safety focused and able to work as part of a larger construction team. Riggers should be flexible and able to work in a range of building environments. It’s important that you can communicate well on a building site and adhere to all relevant safety standards.

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Popular Rigger Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Rigger.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Rigger earn?

In Australia, a full time Rigger generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Rigger?

The number of people working as a Rigger has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 6,900 people in this job role in Australia. Riggers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Rigger?

If you’re planning a career as a Rigger, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Rigging. This course will prepare you to work on a building site with topics including basic rigging and dogging, working safely at heights, operating elevated work platforms and working safely around power sources.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil construction. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.