This course provides training for personnel who are required to design new traffic management plans and TCGS/TCP’s for road works, produce major upgrades of standard plans and/or inspect traffic control plans on road construction sites.

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

This program is suited to experienced traffic control/management operators.

All training and assessment is carried out by RMS Approved Training Providers and qualified RMS Approved trainer/assessors.

For further information, please refer to the RMS traffic control course overview


Duration:  3 Days

Dates:      Provided on Inquiry

Time:        8.30am – 4.30pm each day

Cost:        $850

Venue:     Various Locations Across NSW

Assessment will include:

  • Theory questionnaires and activities
  • Practical activities and observation (by an RMS approved trainer/assessor)
  • Development of TCGS/TCP’s
  • Development of 2 (two) Traffic Management Plan projects
  • Provision of workplace samples and documentation

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Awards Issued

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

  • An RMS Statement of Completion (SOC) certificate which allows them to design new traffic management plans and TCGS/TCP’s for road works, produce major upgrades of standard plans and/or inspect traffic control plans on road construction sites.
  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the following skills sets:
  • RIIWHS201D Work Safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIIRIS301D Apply Risk management processes
  • RIIGOV401D Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIICWD503D Prepare work zone traffic management plan

The Statement of Attainment (SOA) is required for application we submit to the RMS for the photo-card licence. The licence has a 3-year expiry.

Course Outline

  • Collect all required information about a given roadwork project to enable the preparation of a TCGS/TCP.
  • Design a TCGS/TCP, based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief.
  • Select and modify a TCGS/TCP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief.
  • Draw up a TCGS/TCP to recognise other graphical representations such as pedestrian movement plans, vehicle movement plans, and notification of authorities.
  • Determine the recommended spacing between signs and traffic control devices in line with standards; measure width of trafficable surface; calculate edge clearances to barriers, cones and clearance to work personnel.
  • Incorporate Environmental Management Plans
  • Conduct an onsite check and inspection of the plan and to identify any unexpected hazards/risks.
  • Identify approvals required; identify approval agencies, types of approvals for roadway access, railway reserve access, authority to install signs on roads, variation to standards.
  • Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental condition, weather patterns and surface type
  • Monitor and interpret control systems to apply to the drawing, selection and design
  • Use approved methods and follow recognised local legislation
  • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
  • Collate traffic volume data type and class of vehicles
  • Determine lane capacity, road network performance and lane closure restrictions
  • Identify impacts from any concurrent or adjacent works
  • Identify times and dates of any planned public events that may result in increased or redistributed traffic patterns
  • Identify affected stakeholders and type of notification required and prepare notifications
  • Calculate costings for TMP development and implementation


There are no training package pre-requisites for these units of competency, although RMS has set minimum course pre requisites to obtain a photo card in NSW, see below

Participants who hold one of the following

  • Current ‘Apply Traffic Control Plans’ photo card
  • Current ‘Implement Traffic Control Plans’ photo card (full qualification)
  • Current ‘Select and Modify Traffic Control Plans’ photo card
  • Current ‘Design and Inspect Traffic Control Plans’ photo card
  • (Equivalent qualifications from other jurisdictions)


  • For those who do not hold formal Traffic Control/Management qualifications such as engineers and project managers and they wish to complete the course, they will be eligible if, they hold a tertiary qualification that is relative to the road construction, civil construction or engineering. This must be determined upon enrolment and a thorough training needs analysis (TNA) is required
  • Photo ID with current address
  • A appropriate understanding of both written and spoken English
  • All students must provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number

Language Literacy & Numeracy

  • Ability to read and understand highly complex information and can reflect on the explicit and implied purpose of the text and its potential impact
  • Reviews relevant national, state and local legislation and regulations relevant to the job role
  • Identifies and extracts relevant information from complex diagrams, graphs and charts.
  • Identifies critical information from a plan and can translate and convey concepts and ideas.
  • Analyses and evaluates the validity of information sources and make recommendations.
  • Understands specialised vocabulary and acronyms relevant to own fields of expertise and interest
  • Ability to write and organise content in a manner that supports the purposes and format of what is required.
  • Can demonstrate sophisticated control of a broad range of text types.
  • Writes a technical/design brief or a complex work instruction based on client or stakeholder requirement
  • Prepares data for team or stakeholder using graphs
  • Writes clear and detailed instructions organised sequentially to be completed.
  • Compiles reports with input from a range of sources.
  • Understands and uses appropriate specialised vocabulary in a variety of situations
  • Engages in complex oral negotiations, such as exploring issues, problem solving, reconciling points of view or bargaining.
  • Determines clients or stakeholder requirements to inform a design or technical brief.
  • Actively participates in workplace meetings.
  • Listens to a set of instructions detailing changes to work processes and notes key changes and the reasons for the changes.
  • Sequences complex technical instructions to ensure understanding, including pitfalls to be avoided when training others to use equipment.
  • Interacts effectively with members of the public to identify and remedy problems.
  • Ability to draw upon mathematical knowledge and experience, diagrammatic, symbolic and other mathematical processes.
  • Can extract, interpret and comprehend detailed maps and plans. Uses and applies relevant ratio, rates and proportions e.g. scales on maps and plans.
  • Uses developed estimating and assessment skills to check the outcomes and decide on the appropriate degree of accuracy required.
  • Selects and flexibly uses a range of specialised tools, hand held devices, computers and technological processes.
  • Ability to draw selectively on experience to adapt past learning to new circumstances
  • Draws on a repertoire of strategies to clarify and extend understanding
  • Develops and trials own approaches to a task when templates and guides are not available
  • Actively seeks feedback from others as a way of improving performance, e.g. approaches peers, manager or customers Attempts complex tasks/activities requiring sophisticated conceptualisation and analysis that may be carried out over an extended period of time, e.g. major projects requiring research and recommendations
  • Draws on prior knowledge to assess, and where required renegotiate, the nature and scope of what has to be done
  • Develops a brief for a complex project that includes several staff with different skills
  • Uses software options to organise and present complex information
  • Uses highly developed formatting, drafting and editing skills to refine thinking and clarify a message for others

What are my rights and responsibilities as a student

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 Accelerated Trainings Learner Handbook that should be read BEFORE enrolling into any of our courses.

We deliver this training under the auspices and in partnership with Accelerated Training RTO 41474  Accelerated Training is a Roads & Maritime (RMS) approved training provider.

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