Implement Traffic Control Plans
Implement traffic control plans course is design to teach how to set up traffic control plans at a work site and work with traffic control guidance schemes.
What will I learn?
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 course is the next step for those who have completed the traffic controller course and are looking to improve their skills and maximise their job prospects. It will teach you how to set up traffic control plans at a work site and work with traffic control guidance schemes.
All training and assessment is carried out by RMS Approved Training Providers and qualified RMS Approved trainer/assessors.
What is involved?
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
What Qualification will I get?
- RTO details –
Admire Workplace Safety Pty Ltd
ABN 32 122 821 381
- RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
- RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
- RIIWHS205D – Control traffic with stop/slow bat
How long does it take?
1 full day of training – this can be split into evening or weekend courses or combined with the Traffic
Controller course as a 2 day combo including practical training and assessment
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
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
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Level 2
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
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.
How long is my license valid for?
It is valid for 3 years. We recommend you apply for re-certification 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
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:
Long sleeve shirt
Sun and rain protection as required
*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