Implement Traffic Control Plans [formerly the Yellow Card]

This qualification is for those who are required to setup a Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS) also known as a Traffic Control Plans (TCP) in accordance with approved Traffic Management Plans.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days - day 1 is classroom based and the second day will involve a live practical assessment

Time: 8.30 am




  • White Card [CPCCOHS1001A  Work safely in the construction industry]
  • Current Driver Licence
  • All students must provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number [click here to create a USI number]
  • An appropriate understanding of both written and spoken English

Course content

The skills and competencies learned for the Implement Traffic Control Plans qualification:

  • Carry out risk assessments for personal safety
  • Understanding how to participate in toolbox talks
  • Understand traffic control policy and procedures
  • Use the site/ location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk controls
  • Know basic functions of the Traffic Guidance Scheme / Traffic Control Plan (TGS/TCP)
  • Able to interpret various types of plans
  • Understand and make changes to (TGS/TCP) to suit the specific road and work environment
  • Understand how to measure distances and recognise the different types of measuring devices
  • Identify and select the correct types of signs and traffic control devices in line with a TGS/ TCP scheme
  • Install and remove signs and traffic control devices is in line with a TGS/TCP
  • Maintain after-hours signage
  • Understand how speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental conditions can affect the worksite
  • Implement a temporary TGS/TCP for emergency or unplanned works, or in-line with pre-approved generic plans or diagrams.
  • Plan for emergencies that may arise
  • Understanding the various communication methods and communication devices i.e. two-way radios

Award Issued

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded:

  • An RMS Statement of Completion (SOC) certificate which allows them to work in the Traffic Control Industry immediately whilst waiting for final assessment which will be conducted in a live environment

Students who successfully complete the live assessment will be awarded the statement of attainment for the following units of competency:

  • RIIWHS201D Work Safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

 The Statement of Attainment (SOA) is required for an application that we submit to the RMS for the photo-card licence.  The licence is valid for 3 years.

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