RIISS00054 Traffic Controller
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Traffic Controller Skill Set – RIISS00054 is a training course to become an authorised traffic controller. This course teaches students how to control traffic with a stop-slow bat, portable traffic signals or similar traffic control devices, stopping or slowing traffic as required. It is aimed at creating a safe and more secure road environment, preparing students to perform traffic control skills to their best to avoid accidents and improve the over conditions of traffic.
The unit equips students with the skills required for controlling traffic, directing road users, communicating using various methods and devices, carrying out risk assessments, identifying safety implications of traffic control at road works and personal responsibilities. Upon successful completion, the student will understand Traffic Control Guidance Schemes (TCGs) also known as Traffic Control Plan (TCP) for the site, as well as legislation and Work Health and Safety applicable to them and their work colleagues. They will be able to set up and close traffic control devices according to a nominated TCGS/TCP and check, clean and store equipment on completion of work.
Students will receive SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) certificate which allows them to work in the Traffic Control Industry immediately.
- This course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. If the participant’s health or fitness restricts him or her from performing physical activities associated with this program, they will be able to participate but may not be eligible for a nationally accredited certificate.
- This course combines plain English, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. language, literacy and numeracy that are essential to performance. Participants should have language‚ literacy and numeracy skills to an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 2, who indicate that they may not have the required LLN skills will be invited to complete an LLN test prior to entry to the course. Participants who do not meet the required LLN skills will be referred to an English language service convenient to them.
- Participants must be at least 17 years to take this course, hold white card and 100 points I.D. are required on the day of the course. (IMPORTANT: If participant fails to provide 100 points I.D. on the day of course, participant will not be allowed to attend the course, a $100 reschedule will be charged to book another course date).
- Participant must wear appropriate PPE (eg. long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed shoes (preferably work boots), hard cap).
- Stop/direct road users using a stop/slow bat and understand stopping sight distances
- Monitor traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs according to traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
- Maintain traffic incident reports
- Understand the Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGSs) also known as Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) for the site
- Assess and respond to changes in the environment, for example traffic volumes, weather conditions, road conditions, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and operational requirements
- Carry out risk assessments for personal safety
- Participate in toolbox talks (specific to traffic control)
- Use communication methods and devices
- Conform to traffic control policy and procedures
Assessment will confirm knowledge and skills have been achieved to demonstrate competency across the unit. Assessment will be in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and the Rules of Evidence.
Participant are offered multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills throughout the course. If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the full course fee.
Volume of learning:
One day training and theory assessment plus one day practical assessment (assess by SafeWork NSW accredited assessor) in form of:
- written theory questions
- case study scenarios
- practical skills demonstration
On successful completion of this course, participant will be issued with:
- Statements of Attainment in
- RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
- RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
- RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
- RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs.
- SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) allow participants to carry out supervised work in Traffic Control Industry immediately, Statement of Completion (SOC) is valid for 90 days during which participants must have their final practical assessment completed
- SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training Card, issued by SafeWork NSW once all assessments been completed
All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2015 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with will give you access to your training records and transcripts can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere is free and easy to create and stays with you for life
Where do I go to create my USI Number?
For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site www.usi.gov.au
Primary ID (only use one primary document)
Australian Birth Certificate/card (minimum 14 years)
Australian or international passport (current or
Australian Citizenship Certificate
Secondary ID – A combination of secondary documents is allowed to make up 100 points however If using credit/savings cards or statements (up to a maximum of 2), these must be from different financial institutions (NOTE: fiancial institutions must within Australia)
Current Australian state or territory driver’s licence
Current Australian state or territory boat operators photo
Current NSW firearms photo licence
Current Australian issued high risk work licence
Current Australian state/territory proof of age or photo
Australian Police or Dept of Defence card (with photo)
Department Veterans Affairs card
Current Centrelink card
Property (council) rates notice issued in the last three (3) months
Property lease agreement
Home insurance papers
Utility bills issued in the last three (3) months
Current motor vehicle registration
Motor vehicle insurance papers
Telephone account issued in the last three (3) months
Current Medicare card
Credit/Savings cards/Bank statements