Prepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan


This qualification will enable participants to create a traffic management plan as well as design, select and modify Traffic Control Plans (TCPs), also known as Traffic Control Guidance Schemes (TCGSs) and conduct inspections.




2 days


  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies & work procedures
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIGOV401D Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIICWD503D Prepare work zone traffic management plan

Post course work

Participants will be required to complete  TMP in their own time using either their own resources or those that will be provided.

The assessor will review the portfolio of evidence for each participant and will make a summative assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan (TMP)
  • Collect all required information about a given roadwork project to enable the preparation of a TCGS/TCP

  • Design a TCGS/TCP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief

  • Select and modify a TCGS/TCP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements ,standards, road authority requirements and project brief

  • Draw up a TCGS/TCP to recognise other graphical representations such as pedestrian movement plans, vehicle movement plans and notification of authorities

  • Determine the recommended spacing between signs and traffic control devices in line with standards, measure width of trafficable surface, calculate edge clearances to barriers, cones and work personnel

  • Incorporate Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

  • Conduct an onsite check and inspection of the plan and to identify any unexpected hazards/risks

  • Identify approvals required: identify approval agencies, types of approvals for roadway access, railway reserve access, authority to install signs on roads, variation to standards

  • Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental condition, weather patterns and surface type

  • Monitor and interpret control systems to apply to the drawing, selection and designUse approved methods and follow recognised local legislation

  • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control

  • Collate traffic volume data type and class of vehicles

  • Determine lane capacity, road network performance and lane closure restrictions

  • Identify impacts from any concurrent or adjacent works

  • Identify times and dates of any planned public events that may result in increased or redistributed traffic patterns

  • Identify affected stakeholders and type of notification required and prepare notifications


Must hold a current Yellow Card or RED card or the new Implement Traffic Control Plans qualification, with 12 months experience in traffic control

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