RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with Stop Slow Bat
Enhance your skills with a qualification from Major Training Group. Learn safe and responsible traffic control procedures and become an accredited Traffic Controller with Major Training Group. Our knowledgeable team delivers exceptional quality training in on-site traffic control set-up and procedures.
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Our traffic controller training is available across QLD with options to complete the course in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
OBJECTIVE OF THE TRAFFIC CONTROLLER COURSE
To be accredited as a traffic controller in Queensland, the person must complete a Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Approved Traffic Controller Training Course. Major Training group is an approved TMR registered training organisation (RTO)
The course comprises the national competency unit RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop-slow bat, and content from the Traffic Controller Accreditation Scheme Approved Procedure (TCASAP). The course must be completed in the 12 month period prior to the accreditation application being lodged with TMR
More information can be found http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Accreditations/Traffic-Controller-Accreditation-Scheme.aspx
TRAFFIC CONTROLLER – TRAINING PROGRAM
This course is delivered in our or your classroom using TMR approved training resources, and includes a simulated practical exercise conducted in a controlled environment. It is expected that the course would be delivered to new industry entrants in 8 hours (nominal) it is expected that the refresher course would be delivered in 4 hours (nominal). This timeframe may be extended if additional training needs are identified during the course.
Knowledge & Skills learnt include site traffic plan procedures, following work instructions, tools and equipment, traffic signs and barrier placement, traffic direction, using hand held stop/slow bats, hand signals, reporting traffic offenders, operation of communication devices and cleaning up the site
The course is delivered in the context of traffic controlling on Queensland roads taking into account the requirements of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Traffic Controller Accreditation Scheme (TCAS).
TRAFFIC CONTROLLER INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
New industry entrants must complete a minimum of 20 hours of practical experience at a roadwork site under the direct supervision of an experienced accredited traffic controller.
The trainee’s experience includes a range of practical activities as specified by the RTO including a significant period of STOP/SLOW traffic control activity under close supervision. This supervision must be conducted strictly in accordance with the criteria outlined in the TCASAP and in the experience logbook issued by the RTO. We will work with you to ensure access to a suitable roadwork site and that all appropriate arrangements are in place prior to the course commencement
- Current Drivers Licence
- Construction Industry ‘White Card’
- Own means of transport – Placement may involve travel to work sites in the greater Brisbane/ Gold Coast region
- Be able to read and write basic English (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
- Complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment (LLN)
- Minimum 18 years of age (Workplace Health and Safety requirement)
- Provide two forms of identification
- Wear steel capped or safety boots during training; sun protection – Hat, long sleeved shirt and pants are also recommended
Application for Accreditation
To apply for a new Traffic Controller accreditation, applicants have the option to lodge an application in person at a TMR Customer Service Centre or online at: How to become a Traffic Controller
A customer will not be able to apply online for a Traffic Controller Accreditation application if they:
• Have not had a digital photo image taken by TMR for a Queensland driver licence or another industry authority product
• Already hold a Traffic Controller accreditation (renewal applications cannot be accepted via the online service)
• Already have a Traffic Controller accreditation application in the system waiting to be processed / finalised
• Have not held an open or provisional Queensland, interstate or foreign license for a continuous 12-month period in the last 5 years
• Are not an individual (organisations are not eligible to apply for traffic controller accreditation)
Suitability Checks and Accreditation Fees
Accredited traffic controllers undertake a very important road safety function. To be suitable for the role, the person must be road safety conscious and be a responsible road user themselves. As a result, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) require applicants to pass a number of checks including:
• Criminal Offence history
• Traffic Offence history
For more information, refer to: Traffic Controller offence history and checking process
Medical Fitness Requirement – To be eligible as a traffic controller an applicant must satisfy medical fitness criteria relating to eyesight, hearing and speech, mobility endurance and concentration. For more information, refer to: Medical Fitness criteria
There is a fee of approximately $220.40 payable to TMR upon application for a three (3) year licence ($179.35 base fee and $41.05 criminal history check). These fees are set by TMR and are subject to change.