Traffic Controller Course

1 Day (with Assignment) – 7:45am to 4:00pm
Initial – Was $440, Now $343.20 (GST Exempt) per person
Refresher – Was $280, Now $218.40 (GST Exempt) per person

This Traffic Controller Course is suitable for anyone who needs to be able to use a stop/slow bat or place/remove traffic control devices (such as bollards and signs) in accordance with a Traffic Management Plan in a work environment.

*This course is discounted to only $280 (GST Exempt) provided that the attendee has evidence of completing equivalent Nationally Accredited traffic controller training within 3 years and 3 months of the course commencement.


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Subjects Covered:

  • Use of stop/slow bats
  • Implementing traffic management plans
  • Setting out, monitoring and closing down traffic control devices

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working on sites which utilise traffic control is preferred
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Traffic Controller Course Assignment:


Upon booking, WAM Training will provide a Traffic Controller Course Assignment which must be completed prior to the commencement of face-to-face training.


Why complete this Traffic Controller Course?


Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

This Road Management Act 2004 Compliance Code states, “Personnel involved in traffic management and traffic control should, where applicable, possess a certificate, issued by a Registered Training Organisation.”

This is reinforced by VicRoads Guidelines for Traffic Controllers – “Traffic controllers are to be appropriately trained in their duties and certified as competent. All accredited traffic controllers at worksites on roads in Victoria should comply with the guidelines… All traffic controllers are required to obtain a valid Statement of Attainment in Traffic Control using Stop/Slow Bat and should attend an appropriate refresher course every three years.”


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements


For the Traffic Controller Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to controlling traffic, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements, Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes (diagrammatic representations of traffic control device setups with measurements)
  • Complete required documentation relevant to traffic control, including completing risk assessments
  • Speak English clearly in order to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the capabilities described above, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.


What is the Traffic Controller Course outcome?


Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.


Additional Traffic Controller Course Information


  • A maximum of 8 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Traffic Controller Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking


What does the Traffic Controller Course assessment involve?


  • Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer test and a practical assessment involving the use of traffic control equipment in accordance with traffic guidance schemes
  • Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)



What is the course outcome?
  • Statement of Attainment
  • Proof of Training Card printed by WAM Training
Is refresher training required?

Yes, VicRoads require retraining to occur every 3 years.

Is refresher training cheaper?

Yes, we offer a discount provided that your existing traffic controller training is not expired by more than 3 months.

Other RTO’s deliver these two units over two days, why is WAM’s course only one day?

We require an assignment to be completed in advance so that everyone has a basic understanding of the course material, and we limit our class size to a maximum of 8 attendees. Other RTO’s generally won’t require homework and some allow up to 15 attendees in a class.