Project Description

TC1 – Traffic Control Essentials

RIISS00058 – Traffic Controller Skill Set for Urban Streets and Low Volume Rural Roads  

This Traffic Control Course in Melbourne teaches you the necessary skills and knowledge for effectively performing traffic control duties and regulating traffic flow using stop-slow bats in both in urban settings, low-volume rural areas and Temporary Traffic Management Category 1 environments, as outlined in the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management.

This course designed for any individual working or intending to work directly for a Traffic Management Business.

For anyone who is or intending to carrying out short term low impact works on the road network, including the utilities sector, surveying industry and event workers please see our short term work courses here.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to plan and assess risks associated with the role.
  • How to Implement strategies to reduce identified risks.
  • How to communicate effectively using various types of equipment.
  • How to communicate effectively with drivers and other workers.
  • How to control traffic flow using stop-slow bats and operating portable traffic control devices.
  • Site clean-up procedures.

Benefits:

  • Get a nationally recognised skill set.
  • Open doors to jobs in road construction, traffic management, line marking  and other industries.
  • Earn credit towards higher traffic controller levels.

Who is this for?

  • People who want to work for traffic management businesses as traffic controllers
  • Road construction workers who need traffic control skills.
  • Anyone interested in safety and traffic management.

What you need to start:

White Card (Students will need to have a statement of attainment for CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or equivalent).

Individuals seeking work as a traffic controller are strongly encouraged to complete Traffic Control (TC) and Traffic Management (TMI). Most Traffic Management  companies require you to hold both TC and TMI credentials in order to obtain any employment in the traffic management industry. See our combo TC1 & TMI1 course here. 

CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry  or equivalent is required.

Please Note: As per the Skill Set RIISS00058 - Traffic Controller Skill Set for Urban Streets and Low Volume Rural Roads it is a requirement the student holds CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry  or equivalent .

Which means we require a statement of attainment showing the student has completed CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry  or equivalent prior to sitting this course.

The physical White Card alone cannot be accepted.

 

Participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English. Participants will complete language, numeracy and literacy assessments on course commencement to assess their capacity to meet language requirements.

Applicants must also have the physical capacity to meet the requirements of the unit (i.e. carry and handle the stop-slow bats and signages as required.).

Please ensure you bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which should include steel-capped boots, a wide-brimmed hat and pants.

RIISS00058 - Traffic Controller Skill Set for Urban Streets and Low Volume Rural Roads  

UNITS OF COMPETENCY:

  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs

TOPICS:

  • Overview of OHS roles and responsibilities
  •  Site traffic management plans
  •  Hazard and risk management
  • Principles of traffic controlling
  • Working/communicating with road users with the use of equipment including portable traffic control devices.
  • Information around Temporary Traffic Management Category environments, as outlined in the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management

Each of Construction Training Groups courses are facilitated by an approved member of our highly experienced training team in Melbourne, and includes trainer presentations, small group work and practical activities – so your participation will be required!

Assessment will be facilitated by an approved trainer and will require satisfactory completion of the following:

  • A written Assessment
  • Practical demonstrations 
  • Completion of an on the job logbook
  • Final Sign off

A refresher workshop is also required every three years. If your line of work involves the need to control the flow of traffic on public roads, it is extremely important that you have all the knowledge, information and training you need to conduct the task in an efficient and safe fashion. Fortunately, quality training courses are available to provide you with everything you need for the job. In Australia, it is necessary to obtain an official traffic control ticket if you are going to be conducting traffic at any point during a construction project. To do so, you will need to complete a training course led by an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) like Construction Training Group.

Face to Face in the classroom: 2 Days in classroom (These 2 days include both theoretical and simulated practical activities)

Post - Course Requirements: 

  • 20 Hours jobsite placement performing traffic control duties with provided log book on the road type pertaining to a Traffic Management Category 1 environment.
  • Final assessment at CTG  after 20 hours of placement work have been completed. (Included in course price, No extra final assessment fees!)
  • Note: 20 Hours job site experience and sign off must be completed within 6 months of completing the in class theory.

Construction Training Group has partnered with several traffic management companies, enabling us to offer students the opportunity to fulfil their required log book hours through these partnerships. With the possibility of further work for the right candidates.

Alternatively, students may choose to complete this requirement at their preferred workplace.

Throughout the log book work-placement period, learners must ensure that they supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes a UHF radio.

Total: $695.00

This price includes all fees payable to Austroads and final assessment sign off at CTG Premises. No Hidden Cost!

Individuals seeking work as a traffic controller are strongly encouraged to complete Traffic Control (TC) and Traffic Management (TMI). Most Traffic Management  companies require you to hold both TC and TMI credentials in order to obtain any employment in the traffic management industry. See our combo TC1 & TMI1 course here. 

  • What courses do you need to be a traffic controller?
    In order to be a traffic controller you will need to complete white card first and then either TC1, TMI2 or both. It is highly recommended that you also complete TC2 Advanced, TMI1 Essentials and either TMI2 Advanced (High volume) or TMI3 Advanced (Freeways) to gain the required traffic management plan implementation skills to obtain work in the Traffic Control industry. These courses CTG run consecutively and on a regular basis. Once successfully completing them, you will be fully competent in a traffic control operations to gain employment straight away.
  • How much do traffic controllers get paid an Hour?
    A traffic controllers salary varys depending on your company of employment. Most traffic controllers work on a casual work basis. The average base salary for a traffic controller is $36 - $40 per hour. However, what makes a traffic controllers salary attractive is when the job attracts: penalty rates, over time allowances, fuel allowances, weekend rate and union rates based on the site etc. The list goes on.
  • Do you need a white card for traffic control?
    Individuals that sit traffic control training must submit evidence of their white card (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry  or equivalent) prior to sitting the course. If students undertake their white card training with CTG, we will have your statement of attainment on our system for your training.

 

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Traffic Controller Skill Set for Urban Streets and Low Volume Rural Roads 11 & 12 June 2024, 07:30 am - 04:00 pm 12 Kingsley Cl Rowville 16 vacancies $695.00
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