WST Controller

  • Price

    $500
  • Duration

    1 Day training plus assessment

Description

This course provides training for workers who are required to control traffic with a Stop/Slow bat. This program is a good entry point for those wishing to establish themselves in the traffic control/ temporary traffic management industry. All training and assessments are carried out by SafeWork NSW approved trainers and assessors. This course is delivered in combination with the WST Implementer course. Please refer to our WST Traffic Combo course for further details.

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

Delivery

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.

Requirements

Enrolment requirements:

  • 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.

Course pre-requisites

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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.