Nationally consistent traffic management training methods and materials

We’re introducing a new traffic management training model to maintain high levels of safety and compliance at road worksites. 

It is one of the initiatives being delivered under the Traffic Management Reform (TMR) program to create a consistent approach to traffic management across Victoria in line with national guidelines and approaches.

Please note there have been no changes to the traffic management training requirements at this time. Any new or existing traffic management workers should continue to follow the current training model until further notice.    

How is traffic management training changing?

The traffic management training model is changing to reflect the updated Road Management Act (Code of Practice for Worksite Safety – Traffic Management)  Traffic management workers need to be trained in the new standards and guidelines.

The new training model will also mean that the courses are being taught and evaluated in the same way across all Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), so students are learning the same content and getting the same experience. This will help create a consistent approach to traffic management activities across our state.

The training will continue putting the safety of workers, road users and local communities as the top priority when traffic management activities are planned and delivered. It will align to the national guidance, the Austroads Guideline to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM), so gives traffic management workers a nationally recognised qualification which allows them to work in any jurisdiction across Australia (following the completion of any additional state specific training).  

What does this mean for traffic management workers?

New traffic management workers will be required to take the new training courses in the first instance.

Current traffic management workers will take the new training course as their qualifications expire.

More information about the new training model and which RTOs will be offering course will be available in the second half of 2023 as details are confirmed.

What does this mean for RTOs?

Austroads has released the eight new Temporary Traffic Management skill sets and the Registered Training Organisation Operational Framework for Temporary Traffic Management.

RTOs interested in delivering the new skill sets will need to become an approved training provider. They will be provided with pre-prepared materials that will be kept current as acts, regulations and obligations change by Austroads and DoT. This process will be managed by DoT.

Austroads will create and maintain a national register of approved training providers as well as work with RTOs to create a publicly available register of traffic management worker and their current qualifications.

Austroads will also oversee a regular audit program to make sure the new training courses are being delivered consistently across all approved training providers. 

There will be a fee to cover auditing costs, updating the training material and maintaining the publicly available registers. This will be payable to Austroads by RTOs when they register individual’s qualifications.

More details about the approved training provider process will be released in the second half of 2023. 

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