Accelerated Training

SafeWork NSW approved

We are excited to announce that we are delivering the new Traffic Control Training Program.

Become A Qualified Traffic Controller

This course is made of Two Components

1. Implement Traffic Control Plans (Day 1)

This course addresses the skills and knowledge for personnel responsible for traffic management on a site to implement a work zone traffic management plan in the immediate vicinity of a workplace.

This course does not qualify a participant to control traffic with a stop/slow bat or boom gate, or to modify existing traffic control plans.

This program is suited to those who have traffic controller experience and wish to further their career within the traffic control/management industry

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.

2. Traffic Controller (Day 2)

This course addresses the skills and knowledge for those responsible for stopping and starting traffic in temporary traffic management using a stop/slow bat or boom gate.

This course does not qualify a participant to set up or work with traffic control plans.

This program is a good entry point for those wishing to establish themselves into the traffic control/management industry

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.

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 Guidance Schemes (TGSs) also known as Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) 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 TGS/TMP, to WHS and legislative requirements
  • Operate a two-way radio correctly and effectively
  • Check, clean and store equipment on completion of work and close down a TGS/TMP
  • Know the basic function of the TGS/TMP system
  • Locate and apply required legislations, documentation, policies and procedures including documentation required for worksite projects and required traffic management
  • Locate and apply required legislation, regulations, codes and procedures including Austroads Codes of Practice and WHS applicable to temporary traffic management
  • 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 TGS/TMP 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 TGS/TMP
  • 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

Traffic Controller

All training and assessment is carried out by our SafeWork NSW Approved Trainer and Assessors.

For further information, please refer to the SafeWork NSW traffic control course overview.


Training Course Details:

Delivery mode:    Face to Face

Duration:  2 Full Days

Dates:      Weekly

Cost:        $550.00 (including Assessment** )

Venue:    Dapto : Level 1, 4a cnr Baan Baan Street & 37-39 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530

**Assessment Requirements:

Assessments are to be completed as per the RII Resources and Infrastructure training package requirements, whereby all units of competency must be assessed on the job on a minimum of 2 (two) separate occasions (in the context of traffic control at worksites)

More information regarding this assessment will be explained to you upon booking.

Assessments will include:

  • Theory questionnaires and activities (completed in class)
  • On the job practical application and observation (by an SafeWork NSW approved assessor)
  • Practical assessment needs to be conducted on a real live road setting under supervision.
  • Provision of workplace samples and documentation are used if supplementary evidence is required.

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded:

  • An SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) certificate which allows them to work in the Traffic Control Industry immediately whilst waiting for final assessment which will be conducted in a live environmentThe SOT is valid for 90 days only.

Students who successfully complete the live assessment will be awarded the statement of attainment for the following units of competency:

  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205E Control traffic with a stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management process
  • RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
  • RIIWHS303 Position, set-up and program portable traffic control devices

The Statement of Attainment (SOA) is required for an application that we submit to the SafeWork NSW for the TCWT card.

  • PPE must be worn (boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat/cap, sun glasses)
  • All students must provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
  • An appropriate understanding of both written and spoken English
  • CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry (white card)
  • Must be at least 17 years of age

Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels have been mapped for each course in an effort to demonstrate the minimum levels that are required to complete training. In addition the mapping exercise also identifies levels that may be required in the workplace, below is a sample of LLN levels.
LLN level 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


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.

Accelerated Training is responsible for the quality of the training & assessment and will be issuing the statement attainment for the skill set even if the training is provided by an authorised third party.

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) require that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider.

Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Learner Handbook that should be read BEFORE enrolling into any of our courses.

Accelerated Training is a registered training organisation RTO 41474 and is a SafeWork NSW approved training provider.