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Combo Traffic Controller And Implement Traffic Control Plans

This two-day course will give you full set of skills required to work as traffic controller.

Course Details:

What will I learn?

Stop/direct road users using a stop/slow bat and understand stopping sight distances
Maintain traffic incident reports
Understand the Traffic Control Guidance Schemes (TCGSs) also known as Traffic Control Plan (TCPs) 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
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 Traffic Control Guidance Scheme (TCGS) and Traffic Control Plans (TCP), to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) policies and legislative requirements.
Operate a two-way radio correctly and effectively.
Check, clean and store equipment on completion of work and close down a TCGS/TCP.
Select a TCGS/TCP to suit site conditions, traffic volumes and work activities, and adjust a to suit the specific road environment (see additional notes below)*
Know the basic function of the TCGS/TCP system
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 TCGS/TCP 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 TCGS/TCP
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

Who is it for?

This two-day course will give you full set of skills required to work as traffic controller.

All training and assessment is carried out by RMS Approved Training Providers and qualified RMS Approved trainer/assessors.

What Qualification will I get?
  • RTO details –
    Admire Workplace Safety Pty Ltd
    ABN 32 122 821 381
    RTO: 91330
  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205D – Control traffic with stop/slow bat
What is involved?

Classroom activities
Theory questionnaires and group activities
Minimum practical implementation, monitoring and removing TCGS/TCP’s simulation using full scale devices and vehicles in controlled and safe environments

How do I pass the test?

You will be assessed on the job according to all units of competency via 3 (three) separate live projects (in the context of traffic control at worksites).
Assessments will include:
Theory questionnaires and activities
On the job practical application and observation (by an RMS approved trainer/assessor)
Provision of workplace samples and documentation

I already have a license for my traffic controller qualification – do I need another one for this course qualification as well?

Yes. You will need to obtain the additional photo-card required to work as a Traffic Control Guidance Plan Implementer as this card is a regulatory requirement.

What qualifications do I need?

No formal qualifications are required. Candidates are to have language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) levels equal to or above the following:

READING: Level 2 Ability to read appropriate signage for the tasks required and understands clear consistent formats that are written in simple sentences Interpret instructions and information from notices, forms and other forms of written instructions

WRITING: Level 2 Writes short texts with simple structures.

Fills in details on simple forms and can complete workplace checklists Records simple and routine information

Asks simple questions and makes statements with reasonable effectiveness where this involves short utterances and highly familiar content. Can use a range of nonverbal communication support such as gestures and facial expressions to express meaning. Can describe a routine task, using workplace specific vocabulary as appropriate supported by body language. Communicates using radio equipment, e.g. to report to base on
a location or field emergency

NUMERACY: Level 2 Locates and recognises simple, everyday mathematical information in highly familiar short and simple oral and or written materials. Ability to calculate braking distances and speed of oncoming traffic Follows simple instructions and can measure content, time and distance

How long is my license valid for?

It is valid for 3 years. We recommend you apply for recertification before it expires.

Can Swilly help me get work after I qualify?

Our experienced team is well connected with employers throughout Sydney and NSW. Although we cannot guarantee employment, we will add you to our books and link you with suitable employers in your chosen area.

Where will the training course be held?

Day time courses are held at:
Level 1, 1401 Botany Road, NSW 2019

Course Requirement:


You do not need any formal qualifications to take the traffic controller course. Basic numeracy and literacy skills are all you need.

What to bring

All manuals, training books and writing materials are provided as part of your course.
Refreshments are provided on the day.

For practical training, you need to wear the following:
Safety boots
Long sleeve shirt
Long pants
Sun and rain protection as required

Course Conditions:

*This is based on the performance criteria 2.1 from the RIIWHS302D unit of competency There are strict provisions placed on this ability, see below Minimum Conditions:

  • Must be selected from approved TCP/TCGS signed off by qualified persons (persons who hold current “Design and Inspect Traffic Control Plans” or “Prepare a Work zone Traffic Management Plan”)
  • Blank TCP/TCGS cannot be selected from the TCAWS manual and used (unless approved and signed off by qualified persons)
  • Approved TCP/TCGS must be current (within the past 6-12months)
  • No modifications can be made by the implementer (modifications can only be completed by a qualified person)
  • Implementers will be able to make minor adjustments as per A.S 4.1.6 and Traffic Control at Worksites manual section 3.5.8 “Tolerances on positioning signs and devices”
  • A risk assessment must be undertaken on each occasion as per general standards
  • This change can only be applied for qualifications achieved post 1/7/2015
  • Holders of the old ‘Apply Traffic Control Plans’ who wish to be able to undertake this additional task will need to upgrade to the new “Implement Traffic Control Plans” qualification

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Level 1
1401 Botany Road
Botany NSW 2019,

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