Implement traffic Management Plan
(Yellow Card NSW – no lunch)
Prepare Work Zone Traffic Management Plan
(Red Card NSW)
Control Traffic with a Stop Slow Bat (Blue Card NSW)
|Nationally recognised qualification|
|Pre-course materials available immediately|
|State regulatory compliance|
|Daily lunch provided for face-to-face public training|
|Course Duration||1-day +|
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At AlertForce we offer various Traffic Management training courses, Australia-wide to help PCBUs and businesses meet their legislative and duty of care obligations. State Road Traffic Regulations and Codes of Practice mandate that adequate training of all workers and controllers working on or near our roads. Courses offered include RIIOH205A Control Traffic with Stop-Slow bat, RIIOHS302A Implement Traffic Management Plan and RIICWD503D Prepare Work Zone Traffic Management Plan. In Queensland we offer localised Department of Transport and Main Roads courses for RIIOHS205A and 30864QLD Course in Implement Traffic Guidance Schemes through a commercial auspice agreement with Quantum Training Pty Limited (NTIS7112).
Whilst most States utilise the national units of competency, some States such as NSW and Queensland have State regulator requirements and variations on the length and depth of training. Other States like NT, WA and SA require regulator approved proof of training cards. Listed below is a State by State explanation of what is required.
In most States of Australia Refresher Training is required every 3 years.
The equivalent of the Control Traffic with a stop/slow bat is the 1-day blue card course. The RIIOHS302A is covered by the 1-day Yellow Card course and is called ‘Set up and work with TCPs’. Participants must have at least 12 months traffic control experience before moving onto the 2-day Red Card course ‘Select and make minor modifications to TCP’s’. NSW are slowly moving towards the prescribed national units of competency by 2015 when the current tender period for NSW providers is up for review. In NSW, AlertForce delivers the required RMS training program through Admire Workplace Safety. Additional RMS coloured cards are included in the price of the course.
Queensland requires providers to be approved by TMR – Department of Transport and Main Roads. The local version of RIIOHS205A (Level 1 traffic control) is a 1-day course and then participants are required to take 20 hours unpaid work experience with a traffic control company before they can be deemed competent. Level II Traffic Management is handled by the 1-day nationally accredited course 30864QLD. AlertForce delivers Level I & II traffic management in conjunction with sister organisation Quantum Training Pty Limited (NTIS7112). Participants need to show evidence of 3 signage setups to be deemed competent. Level III & IV Traffic Control is provided by TMR.
Victoria and Tasmania fall in line with where nationally management and controller training is ultimately going – they are the simplest states to meet legislative requirements. Participants need to complete the nationally recognised prescribed units of competency. That is RIIOHS205A, RIIOHS302A or RIICWD503A (now superseeded by RIICWD503D). There are no additional State licenses required.
Whilst the prescribed national units of competency still stand for South Australia, the training is known as WTZM or Workzone Traffic Management Training and requires some more State specific information from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastucture. The Transport Services Division produces a field guide and successful participants will also be issued with a wallet sized card. Training from other States is recognised but participants are required to do a South Australian Refresher Course.
The State Regulator is Department of Main Roads WA (MRWA) and they have been involved in developing a Code of Practice called Traffic Management for Works on Roads (June 2013). Appropriate nationally recognised training needs to be completed in addition to receiving a Statement of Attainment, participants also require MRWA certification. Controllers of worksites who install and maintain traffic signs and devices, for example, would need to complete the RIIOHS302A unit as well as hold MRWA certification for Basic Worksite Traffic Management.
All Management and Control personnel must have the appropriate Nationally Recognised Training in Workzone Traffic Management as well as hold a construction induction card. NT also has its own codes for personnel. The Workzone traffic controller (RIIOHS205A) is known as a WZ2. The Workzone Traffic Supervisor (RIIOHS302A) is coded as a WZ3. Finally a Traffic Management Plan Designer is known as a WZ1 and would need to completed the RIICWD503D unit. Once training is completed, participants must take their Statement of Attainment to the NT Motor Registry to be issued with the appropriate ID. Training from other States is recognised, however, participants need to attend an NT bridging course to be deemed competent to work on NT roads.
Please contact us on 1800 900 222 or email us for questions about our Traffic Management Training or any of your other OHS / WHS training requirements in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Sydney and Melbourne.
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