Traffic Control

Traffic Control Training

The Centre offers combined traffic control training comprised of Traffic Controller + Implement Traffic Control Plans

Traffic Controller [formerly the Blue Card]

This qualification is for those who control traffic through or past a roadwork site, directing traffic with a stop/ slow bat or a similar control device. 

The skills and competencies learned for the Traffic Controller qualification:

  • Stop/ direct road users using a stop/ slow bat and understand stopping sight distances
  • How to prepare a traffic incident report
  • Understand a Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) also known as a Traffic Control Plan (TCP) 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
  • Understanding how to participate in toolbox talks
  • Understanding the various communication methods and communication devices i.e. two-way radios
  • Understand traffic control policy and procedures 

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.

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

Awards 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

  • RIIWHS201D Work Safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/ slow baton
  • 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.

    Course Details

    Duration:      2 days [day 1 is classroom based and day 2 is a live practical assessment]
    Time:            8.30am – 5.00pm
    Cost:            $450

    Pre requisistes 

    Event Date 27-11-2017 8:30 am
    Event End Date 28-11-2017 4:00 pm
    Capacity 16
    Registered 3
    Available place 13
    Individual Price $475.00
    $475.00 13
    Event Date 11-12-2017 8:30 am
    Event End Date 12-12-2017 4:00 pm
    Capacity 16
    Registered 0
    Available place 16
    Individual Price $475.00
    $475.00 16

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