Duration1 Day training plus assessment
This course provides training for workers who are required to set up and work with Traffic Control Guidance Plans at a work site. This program is a good entry point for those wishing to establish themselves in the traffic control/management industry.
All training and assessment is carried out by SafeWork NSW approved trainers and assessors.
This course does not qualify a participant to control traffic with a stop/slow bat or boom gate, or to modify existing traffic control plans. This course is delivered in combination with the WST Controller course. Please see our WST Traffic Combo course for further details.
Units of competency
- RIIWHS201E Work Safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
- RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
- 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.
- 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 implementation using full scale devices and vehicles in controlled and safe environments
- 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.