Worksite traffic management training

All personnel responsible for preparing and implementing worksite traffic management must be appropriately qualified. The minimum required training for various functions is outlined below.

Traffic control using stop/slow bat

All field personnel designated as a Traffic Controller must have undertaken:

  • a course in traffic control (e.g. VBQU506 - “Use stop/slow bat to control traffic”, RIIOHS205A – “Control Traffic with a stop/slow bat” or equivalent), or
  • an appropriate refresher course within the last three years from a Registered Training Organisation accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) implementation

All field personnel responsible for setting out, implementing and/or monitoring a TGS (as required by a traffic management plan) must have:

  • taken a course in TGS implementation (e.g. VBQU507 - “Implement and monitor operational traffic management plans”, RIIOHS302A – “Implement traffic management plan” or equivalent), or
  • taken an appropriate refresher course within the last three years, from a Registered Training Organisation accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Traffic Management Plan (TMP) preparation

All personnel responsible for preparing, approving, reviewing and/or making modifications to a TMP (including the worksite hazard assessment) must have:

  • taken a course in TMP preparation (e.g. RIICWD503A - “Prepare work zone traffic management plan” or equivalent), or
  • taken an appropriate refresher course (within the last three years), from a Registered Training Organisation accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework, or
  • at least two years experience in preparing TMPs.

Training providers in Victoria no longer deliver the VBQU506 and 507 units from January 2012.  However, these training units will be considered valid unless they are due for a refresher (i.e. not older than three years).

Training providers

Information on course providers can be accessed through Skills Victoria Gateway website (External link)

Guidelines for traffic controllers 

The Guidelines for Traffic Controllers handbook details the procedures to be followed and the equipment required by traffic controllers to control the flow of traffic at worksites. This handbook is based on the Victorian Worksite Safety – Traffic Management Code of Practice and Australian Standard 1742.3 (2009) - Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads. The use of traffic signals, other traffic control devices, or control at intersections, is not covered in this handbook. 

This handbook is not a legal requirement but expresses the arrangements, signing and operating techniques expected of traffic controllers to undertake the important task of managing traffic around a worksite. It is recommended for use in Traffic Control training Courses: Guidelines for Traffic Controllers [PDF 813 Kb].

Code of practice for worksite safety - traffic management

The Road Management Act 2004 includes provision for the making of Codes of Practice to provide practical guidance for road authorities, and works and infrastructure managers in the performance of their functions and duties under the Act. Copies of the Codes, which have been developed through a process of public consultation, are provided via the link below. 

The Code of Practice for Worksite Safety - Traffic Management can be found under the Road Management Act, regulations and codes which provides practical  guidance to any person conducting, or proposing to conduct any works on roads in Victoria.

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