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Traffic Control Course Made Easy

If you consider the return on investment you could make from undertaking traffic controller training its an easy decision. However, if you’re still not convinced that such a Traffic Control Course could prove to be a real asset, here are three great reasons which might change your mind.

1. Promotion in your company

Employers like to see their employees going the extra mile. The more skills and qualifications you earn will certainly impress your team and managers. It will demonstrate your eagerness to make a real difference.

2. Boost your CV 

If you’re yet to enter the workforce, now is the perfect time to up skill and gain an extra certificate or two to increase your chances of employment. It’s not easy to secure your first job, but you’ll shine above your competitors if you ensure your CV looks fantastic.

3. Improve the skills to find other work

 A traffic control course will give you the skills not just for the construction industry, but also for the mining and infrastructure sectors. If you ever seek a change of career, gaining a traffic control qualification will give you a head start.

Choose The Best Training Organisation

At COVE Training, we are proud of our reputation as one of Victoria’s leading training providers. We will do everything within our power to equip you with the skills you need to have a successful career. If you want to establish yourself as a true professional in the construction industry, reach out to us and take a positive step forward today. Call 03 8773 9000 or Contact us for more information. (RTO No. 21386)




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To Complete A Traffic Control Course

You Must Be Able To Demonstrate The Following Skills

Demonstrates the completion of controlling traffic with a stop-slow bat that safely, effectively and efficiently meeting all of the required outcomes on more than one occasion including:

  • Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • Reading and interpreting the work instruction and planning work activity accordingly
  • Positioning signage and barriers
  • Directing and controlling vehicle traffic
  • Directing and controlling pedestrian traffic
  • Communicating to drivers and pedestrians clearly
  • Using hand signals using approved communication devices such as hand held radios or phones to transmit message and report of offenders
  • Removing or covering signs after work completion

Understanding and Knowledge Required

To Complete The Traffic Control Course

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of controlling traffic with stop-slow bat through:

  • Site and equipment safety requirements
  • Traffic controlling requirements and procedures
  • Complying with traffic management plans
  • The Traffic Control course involves erecting traffic control signage and barricades
  • Communication device operations
  • Determine equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations operational and maintenance procedures for equipment
  • Detailing site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • Describing the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances
  • Interpreting and implementing safe work method statement

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4 Key Areas Of Learning

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat

1. Plan and Prepare

  • Traffic controllers access, interpret and apply site traffic management plan procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant.
  • You will need to obtain, confirm, clarify and apply the correct work instructions.
  • Learning to Obtain, confirm, clarify and apply safety requirements are part of the Traffic Control course.
  • Identify, obtain and implement signage and devices.
  • Select tools and equipment, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults.
  • You must be able to identify, confirm, clarify and apply environmental protection requirements.

2. Control Traffic

  • The Traffic Control course will show you how to position or confirm temporary traffic signs and barriers
  • Direct traffic correctly Control vehicles and pedestrian traffic and ensure safety
  • Monitor traffic, make adjustments for changing conditions and position waiting vehicles for smooth traffic flow
  • Use hand held stop/slow bats
  • Use visibly clear and unobstructed hand signals
  • Report traffic offenders

3. Operate Communication Devices

  • Adjust communication device controls for optimum reception/transmission results
  • The Traffic Control course will teach how to transmit messages clearly and concisely
  • Maintain communication device power supply
  • Check communications contact after nominated period of non-contact

4. Clean Up

  • Remove or cover signs and devices sequentially to provide warning to motorists during shutdown
  • Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment are all part of the Traffic Control course



Thinking of a Traffic Management Course

Here’s some of the things you need to know to implement a traffic management plan:

  • Site and equipment safety requirements
  • State and territory traffic management legislation
  • Requirements set down by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Potential hazards
  • Traffic controlling
  • Traffic Management Plans
  • Basic signalling
  • Signs and devices
  • Radio operations
  • Equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • Operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures
  • Site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • Processes for the calculation of travel speed
  • Quality requirements
  • Civil construction terminology
  • JSAs/Safe work method statement

For more information about Traffic Management Courses contact COVE

Traffic Management Course

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Note: Not all courses are available at all locations. Call for further details.


56 Bardia Avenue VIC 3198
Phone: (03) 8773 9000


5 Broadlands Street VIC 3175
Phone: (03) 8773 9000


1 Lucknow Crescent VIC 3074
Phone: (03) 8773 9000