Whether you plan to work as a traffic controller or manage those who direct vehicles for your job, proper training is needed. You require specific knowledge to assess road conditions and weather so that you can direct motorists and reduce the risk of accidents.

 

To work directing traffic, you need traffic control training. Here is what you should know about this topic.

 

What Is Traffic Control Training for Sydney?

 

Traffic control training courses provide theory, practical skills, and assessment for topics related to the duties of a controller. The courses are available through nationally recognised training organisations.

 

Along with the road management program, it is one of the most common programs that students complete when seeking employment in the traffic management field. In fact, these courses are a requirement for working on the road as a traffic controller.

 

Directing vehicles involves more than just holding a sign. The course includes theory and practical training. You learn how to direct users and understand stopping sight distances, along with the following topics:

 

  1. Maintaining traffic incident reports
  2. Assessing and responding to changing conditions
  3. Implementing risk assessments
  4. Communicating using two-way radios

 

Registered organisations follow guidelines and recommendations from the WHS Act. The legislation provides specific outlines and topics for various work procedures. With the course, several different standards are followed:

 

  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205D – Manage traffic with a stop/slow bat

 

The basic course does not include RIIWHS302D for implementing road management plans. If you want to learn these skills, you need to enrol in the implement traffic control plans course.

 

How Do I Become a Traffic Controller in Sydney?

 

To become a controller, you need to complete the necessary training through a registered training organisation (RTO). For the basic direction of vehicles using a stop/slow bat, you need to complete the standard controller program. If you want to implement road management plans, an additional course is needed.

 

For those who are interested in working exclusively as a traffic controller, obtaining both certificates may increase your chances of getting a job.

 

How Much Is a Traffic Control Course in Sydney?

 

The traffic management course in Sydney costs about $272 with no GST. It also includes the $22 RMS fee. The course for implementing management plans also costs $272.

 

Both courses take a half day to complete, with most classes set for 8 AM to 3:30 PM. During the course, students get a chance to take a break and have a meal.

 

Individuals interested in completing both courses can save money by registering for both programs. The TC and ITCP combo costs $444 and takes half a day to complete.

 

As these programs require renewal every three years, students need to complete refresher courses. RTOs offer renewals. These courses typically cost less compared to the initial training.

 

Do You Need a Licence for Traffic Control in Sydney?

 

Yes, you need a license to stop and direct motorists. The RMS issued licence will be valid for three years after completing the course. To avoid any compliance issues, retake the necessary courses before the license expires.

 

Besides the licence, you also need to complete your white card training. In fact, white card training is a prerequisite for completing the class.

 

The white card does not expire if you continue to work in the construction industry. However, it is best practive that you refresh with the renewal of your traffic one every three years.

 

Why do you need a licence? Obtaining the license proves your competency in understanding the steps needed for assessing conditions. Australia’s road deaths continue to decrease each year, thanks to increased training and compliance with WHS legislation.

 

The classes are just one part of your requirements for helping to reduce road accidents and fatalities. Remember that you also need to obtain your white card before enrolling in the courses. The white card covers the basics of conducting assessments and the steps to follow if an accident occurs.

 

What Qualifications Do You Need to Be a Traffic Controller?

 

To work as a traffic controller, you need to have a traffic controller’s licence. The license is obtained through the completion of the program. The course is completed in a day and you get a statement of attainment instantly, with the photo license getting mailed to your address.

 

The classes teach you the skills needed to direct motorists using a stop/slow bat. After taking the required Sydney traffic control training courses, you can begin working in this role. However, it can take up to three weeks for your license to arrive.

 

If you are interested in working as a traffic controller or need to obtain your license for your current position, enrol in a nationally recognised traffic control course today.

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Nationally recognised training
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan
Includes $22 RMS Fee
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8:00AM – 3:30PM
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Half Day
8:00AM – 3:30PM
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8:00AM – 3:30PM
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Cost $272 (no-GST) $272 (no-GST) $444 (no-GST)
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RTO

RTO

Nationally recognised training

Nationally recognised training

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

Includes $22 RMS Fee

Includes $22 RMS Fee

Course Duration & Address

Course Duration & Address

Cost

Cost

Traffic Controller *Renewals available

RTO

y

Nationally recognised training

y

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures

y

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

y

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat

y

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

Includes $22 RMS Fee

y

Course Duration & Address

Half Day
8:00AM – 3:30PM
Revesby Workers Club

Cost

$272 (no-GST)

Implement Traffic Control Plans *Renewals available

RTO

y

Nationally recognised training

y

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures

y

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

y

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

y

Includes $22 RMS Fee

y

Course Duration & Address

Half Day
8:00AM – 3:30PM
Revesby Workers Club

Cost

$272 (no-GST)

TC + ITCP Combo *Renewals available

RTO

y

Nationally recognised training

y

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures

y

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

y

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat

y

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

y

Includes $22 RMS Fee

y

Course Duration & Address

Half Day
8:00AM – 3:30PM
Revesby Workers Club

Cost

$444 (no-GST)

NOTE:​NSW RMS requires personnel attending the TC and/or the ITCP course(s) to be assessed on two (2) separate occasions for TC and three (3) separate occasions for ITCP, whereby all units of competency must be assessed on the job via live projects (in the context of traffic control at worksites). On at least one (1) occasion for each skill set, the assessment must be carried out by an RMS approved assessor.

AlertForce have a commercial auspice agreement with AFFIRM TRAINING (RTO Code 90024) and Admire Workplace Safety (RTO Code 91330) who are the registered training organisation who issue the certification for all NSW RMS approved traffic management and Nationally Recognised Traffic Control courses delivered and assessed by  AlertForce.

You can only do this renewal training if your NSW card has been expired for less than 90 days. Please contact AlertForce for further information.

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