Traffic Management and Traffic Control Courses Sunshine Coast

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Courses vary in length depending on which course below is most suited to your needs.

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Course Overview:

Our point of difference here at Diggerman Training is that we are also a large earthmoving company, which operates all over Queensland. That basically means that we know the industry well, and are in touch with its needs within operators. Our extremely experienced trainers who have worked in the industry for many years will use this knowledge to train you to the highest standard.

RIIWHS205D - Control traffic with stop-slow bat

RIIWHS302D - Implement traffic management plan

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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.

The course has two parts.

Part one: In-house training course:

This course is delivered in a classroom environment using TMR approved training resources, and includes a simulated practical exercise conducted in a controlled environment.

It is expected that the in-house 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.

Part two – Industry placement at roadwork site (for new industry entrants only): Must have a valid White Card

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.

Course Entry Requirements RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop-slow bat

  • An appropriate level of learning, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to competently undertake the role
  • have held an open or provisional driver licence (Australian or foreign) within the last 5 years

Eyesight Hearing and speech

  • vision to enable to distinguish a vehicle at a distance of approximately 150 metres and to read a number plate at 20 metres
  • ability to distinguish between a red and yellow coloured disk at 250m metres
  • Have a reasonable judgement of an oncoming vehicle’s speed.
  • Hearing sufficient to hear instructions, warning devices, sirens etc. above normal traffic noises with vocal skills to communicate with others directly or by other means such as two-way radio

Mobility, endurance and concentration

  • Able to move quickly from the path of moving vehicles, give approved traffic control signals while standing holding a stop slow bat for up to 2 hours
  • Ability to concentrate and maintain focus for the period between rest breaks
  • The temperament and ability to exercise their authority in a professional, responsible and safety conscious manner

Queensland motorists must have confidence in the department’s selection processes therefore a full traffic and criminal offence history check is performed on all people applying to become accredited traffic controllers.

A more detailed description and information can be found on the TMR website following the link:

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Accreditations/Traffic-Controller-Accreditation-Scheme.aspx



Part one: Proof of Currency of Industry Practice form will be issued to you prior to course commencement. Complete this form and provide

evidence of currency as detailed on the form.

Part two: In-house refresher course. Normally delivered in 4 hours (Timeframe may be extended if additional training needs are identified).

This course is delivered in a classroom environment using TMR approved training resources. You will be required to complete a challenge

test and you may need to participate in simulated practical exercises.


This course is for persons required to read, interpret, and implement traffic management plans and install/remove signs and devices in accordance with procedures set out in Transport and Main Roads Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part 3.


This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory roles.

The Traffic Management Implementation course consists of two parts: a theory component and practical component.

The theory component is delivered in a classroom environment using department-approved training resources and includes two simulated practical exercises conducted in a controlled environment.

These simulations enable participants to experience implementing different set up scenarios that they would not normally be exposed to in their current on-the-job role.

It is expected that this component of the course will be delivered to new industry entrants in a minimum of eight hours. This timeframe may be extended if additional training needs are identified during the course.

The practical component consists of a minimum of three on-the-job set ups relevant to the candidate’s current working situation.

A more detailed description and information can be found on the TMR website following the link:

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Business-with-us/Traffic-Management/Traffic-management-training


Part one: We will issue you a third party report to complete prior to enrolment. This report will help you gather evidence to demonstrate

knowledge of Traffic Management Implementation procedures and three years on-the-job industry experience.

Part two: In-house refresher course. Normally delivered in 4 hours.

There are a number of entry requirements for this course, they are listed below:


  1. An appropriate level of learning, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to competently undertake the role;
  2. Have held an open or provisional driver licence (Australian or foreign) within the last 5 years;
  3. Vision to enable to distinguish a vehicle at a distance of approximately 150 metres and to read a number plate at 20 metres;
  4. Ability to distinguish between a red and yellow coloured disk at 250m metres;
  5. Have a reasonable judgement of an oncoming vehicle’s speed;
  6. Hearing sufficient to hear instructions, warning devices, sirens etc. above normal traffic noises with vocal skills to communicate with others directly or by other means such as two-way radio;
  7. Able to move quickly from the path of moving vehicles, give approved traffic control signals while standing holding a stop slow bat for up to 2 hours;
  8. Ability to concentrate and maintain focus for the period between rest breaks; and
  9. The temperament and ability to exercise their authority in a professional, responsible and safety conscious manner.


In addition, a traffic controller must be of suitable temperament and disposition to act appropriately and assertively in all circumstances. In some circumstances Transport and Main Roads may conduct a criminal and traffic history check prior to or during your period of accreditation.

Course Entry Requirements:

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For more inofrmation:

Training is conducted at both our main office (13 Junction Drive Coolum, Queensland 4573) and our

off-site large practical training area (picture is shown here): Vocational Training Provider.


Student handbook:

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Location and facilities:

Long Sleeve Hi-Visibility Shirt (or Long Sleeve Shirt with a Hi-Visibility Vest), Long Pants,

Steel Cap Safety Boots, Hard Hat (Optional), Safety Glasses (Optional).

Dress requirements:

Upon successful completion of both course components, the candidate will be issued with a Statement of Attainment. This Statement of Attainment must be provided to Transport and Main Roads to apply for your Traffic Controller Accreditation Card

Qualification outcomes:

How is the course conducted and assessed?

The refresher course is theory based only, vocational training is not required.


The refresher course takes approximately four (4) hours to complete.

The Traffic Controller course consists of two parts,  a theory component and practical component.


The theoretical component is delivered in a classroom environment using Transport and Main Roads approved training resources, and includes a simulated practical exercise conducted in a controlled environment.

The practical component is an industry placement at a roadwork site (must have a valid White Card). 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.

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