Traffic Management Skill Set

Free course
Course Code CONISS020
Locations Portland, Hamilton, Colac, Sherwood Park (Warrnambool)

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Study Mode On Campus, Short Course
Length Two days
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Pre-reading plus two days of face-face-face learning on campus
Course Overview

Start a career with excellent job opportunities. 
Right now there are up to 600 traffic controller jobs advertised in Victoria.

The Traffic Management Skills Set Training provides the required skills and knowledge for Traffic Controllers to enable works to be conducted safely by minimising the risks associated with traffic movement.

What will I Learn?

During the program participants will complete units covering a range of topics to get them job-ready:

  • Using a stop-slow bat
  • Understanding the role of the traffic controller
  • Setting up traffic management plans
  • Monitor a work zone traffic management plan
  • Close down a traffic management work zone
  • Theory and practical activities

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to gain employment as a Traffic Management Controller.

You will also receive a Statement of Attainment for nationally accredited units listed in the units offered section below.

Course Requirements
Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat 20 $0.00
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans 20 $0.00

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.


This course is fee free and is exempt from the usual Government-subsidised eligibility criteria. 

You may undertake up to three construction industry skill set courses for free.

Next Steps
How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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Our Careers Coaches at the Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.