Duration3 Days including assessment
A combination of our WST Controller and WST Implementer courses , this WST Combo course is an excellent starting point for a career in temporary traffic management.
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to implement traffic control guidance plans, and to control and direct traffic and pedestrians on council/state roads, motorways and major arterials. It provides the knowledge and skills to work safely in the traffic management industry and gives you the advantage of being able to complete both duties whilst on site.
The course fees include all classroom training, simulated assessments and live project assessments. It also includes fees associated with receiving SafeWork NSW cards.
Units of competency
- RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
- RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
- RIIWHS205E Control traffic with a stop-slow bat
- RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs
- RIIRIS301E Apply risk management process
- RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
- RIIWHS303 Position, set-up and program portable traffic control devices
This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom and simulated workplace environment. On this day you will be provided with all resources and learning materials needed to complete this course. You will practice your skills in a simulated workplace environment before undertaking any theory or practical assessments.
Assessments are conducted in real life workplace situations with SafeWork NSW approved assessors.
- Proof of identity
- USI – Unique Student Identifier. If you do not have a USI or can’t remember it please go to www.usi.gov.au
Training and assessment requirements:
- PPE must be worn (boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat/cap, sun glasses)
- Students will need a basic understanding of written and oral English and be able to communicate orally and in writing at a basic level.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
What to expect
Training will include:
- classroom activities
- theory questionnaires and group activities
- minimum practical traffic control simulation using full scale devices and vehicles in controlled and safe environments
- Stop/direct road users using a stop/slow bat and understand stopping sight distances
- Monitor traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs according to traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
- Maintain traffic incident reports
- Understand the Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGSs) also known as Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) for the site
- Assess and respond to changes in the environment, for example traffic volumes, weather conditions, road conditions, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and operational requirements
- Carry out risk assessments for personal safety
- Participate in toolbox talks (specific to traffic control)
- Use communication methods and devices
- Conform to traffic control policy and procedures
- Identify safety implications of traffic control at road works and personal responsibilities
- Set up, monitor and close down traffic control devices according to a nominated TGS/TMP, to WHS and legislative requirements
- Operate a two-way radio correctly and effectively
- Check, clean and store equipment on completion of work and close down a TGS/TMP
- Know the basic function of the TGS/TMP system
- Locate and apply required legislations, documentation, policies and procedures including documentation required for worksite projects and required traffic management
- Locate and apply required legislation, regulations, codes and procedures including Austroads Codes of Practice and WHS applicable to temporary traffic management
- Adapt to all work health and safety (WHS) and operational requirements
- Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
- Conduct an onsite check of a TGS/TMP to identify any unexpected risks/hazards
- Plan for emergencies that may arise
- Ensure spacing between signs and traffic control devices is in line with a TGS/TMP
- Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental conditions, weather patterns and surface type
- Maintain traffic incident reports
- Monitor traffic controllers
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be provided with a SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) certificate which allows you to work in the Traffic Control Industry immediately whilst waiting for final assessment which will be conducted in a live environment. The SOC is valid for 90 days only.
Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a statement of attainment for the units of competency that have been trained and assessed which is submitted to SafeWork NSW.
Pathways to further training
The units included in this course may provide credit towards Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package and other training packages, such as RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction or equivalent.