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Traffic Controller RIISS00054 (2 days)

Cost: $400 (no GST)

This qualification is for employees who manage traffic through and/or past a roadwork site, directing traffic with a stop/slow bat or similar control device (excludes preparing TCPs).  The course covers the following units of competency:

  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace

  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

  • RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat

  • RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs

Day 1 - Training Theory / Classroom Based

Day 2 - Practical assessment on a live worksite

Course Description

This course addresses the skills and knowledge for those responsible for stopping and starting traffic in temporary traffic management using a stop/slow bat, boom gate or similar control device.  This program is a good entry point for those wishing to establish themselves into the traffic control/management industry.

​(This course does not qualify a participant to set up work with traffic control plans)


To obtain a SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training (TCWT) card, training and assessment must be carried out by a SafeWork NSW approved training provider.


Recommended Target Audience

Workers in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.


Participants will be required to complete an online enrolment form prior to training.  On this form participants can indicate whether they require further assistance due to any language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) issues. This is most important so that the trainer/assessor can implement any processes prior to the training.

Pathways Information

The units provide credit towards a number of Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package and other training packages.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment

These units of competency from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package meet industry requirements for individuals responsible for stopping and starting traffic in temporary traffic management.


Delivery and Assessment Method

Training Day – All participants are required to attend a pre-determined training day in a classroom setting.  After the course induction the trainer/assessor will facilitate the participants through both theory and simulated practical sessions. Your trainer/assessor will be assessing you throughout the day and this will form part of what we call a ‘portfolio of evidence.’  This portfolio will then be the basis on which the assessor will make a summative assessment of your competence.

Post Training Course Requirements

The assessor needs to gather evidence from three separate workplace experiences.  All participants will need to be directly observed at a workplace on at least three occasions undertaking appropriate traffic control activities.  This evidence will form part of the ‘portfolio of evidence’ which will be the basis on which the assessor will make a summative assessment of your competence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Stop/direct road users using a stop/slow bat and understand stopping sight distances

  • Monitor traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs according to traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes

  • 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

  • Use Portable Traffic Lights to control traffic

  • Conform to traffic control policy and procedures


  • All participants will require a Unique Student Identifier Number (USI) prior to enrolment. If you don’t currently have a USI, you will need to obtain one by creating one at the following website:

  • All participants must complete the pre-course learning located on our website (found under “Student Resources”) prior to attendance.You will be asked to answer questions on this throughout the duration of the course.

  • It is the Learners’ responsibility to disclose and make TMT aware of any information pertaining to their individual learning requirements including LLN levels so reasonable adjustments can be made.

  • A SafeWork WHS White card and a current driver’s licence is extremely desirable as on most occasions this will be an employment prerequisite.


Course Duration

1 full day + half day workplace direct observations


Number of Participants

Maximum 20 per class

Traffic Control Course Requirements

  • Applicants must be 17 years of age or over

  • 100 points of ID is required by SafeWork NSW to lodge the application

  • To attend the course each day, the participant MUST present at least 100 points of ID [refer to the EOI Form to identify what would constitute 100 points]

  • Before enrolling all candidates must have a Unique Student Identifier number (USI)

  • An appropriate understanding of both written and spoken English

  • Course fees cover SafeWork registration for your traffic control card

  • Please bring a pen and a drink bottle with you

  • Access to bathroom facilities and drinking water is available all days

  • Students must be willing to comply with current COVID requirements

  • Recommended PPE required for practical training
    -Long pants
    -Long sleeves
    -Covered shoes
    -Hi-vis Vest (can be provided if students don't have one)

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