About this course
To work on or near roads within WA you will require the Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) & Traffic Controller (TC) course is a mandatory requirement to work on or near roads within WA.
It provides participants with the background knowledge and job-related competencies necessary to successfully install, maintain and close down prepared Traffic Management plans, make changes with the approval of a supervisor and enter details into the daily diary.
It qualifies participants to conduct basic worksite Traffic Management in accordance with the requirements of AS1742.3 and the MRWA Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice (latest edition).
The course includes mandatory practical training and assessments. Successful participants will receive their MRWA accreditation for BWTM AND TC (and Photo ID cards) at the conclusion of the course and the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA's) for:
- RIIWHS302E Implement a Traffic Management Plans
- RIIWHS205E Control traffic with a stop / slow bat
- RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
- RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Main Roads WA accreditation is valid for 3 years.
All course participants must:
- Hold (or have held) an Australian Driver's Licence or an overseas licence from a country that is recognised by the WA Department of Transport
- Hold a WorkSafe Construction Safety Awareness (Blue/White) Training Card
- Have basic English language literacy and numeracy skills
- Provide a valid Unique student identifier (USI) (If you do not have a USI please head to www.usi.gov.au and create one in a few short steps) - we can help you with this when you attend for your course.
Applicants of the course will be required to have adequate English language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to successfully complete this course.
Applicants that do not meet the minimum LLN requirements (average English speaking, reading, writing skills) may not be able to complete the course within the nominal attendance time and this may incur fees. Applicants with very poor English LLN should not enrol until they have contacted us to undertake an assessment of their LLN levels BEFORE you enrol.
This accreditation (and Photo ID) may be attained in one of 2 ways from Licences 4 Work:
- Standard Course - Designed for New Entrants or those wanting to repeat their full course - this course has a Pre-attendance component, requires 2 day of attendance at the training centre and then assessment
- Refresher Course - This training course has been designed for individuals who have held a valid MRWA accreditation in Basic Worksite Traffic Management and TC within the last 3 months and wish to update their skills and knowledge in Basic Worksite Traffic Management and Traffic Control as a pre-requisite to renewing their MRWA accreditation. This course involves submission of workplace evidence, refresher training and Final Assessment if required.
Course Details - Learning and Performance Outcomes
This course includes four (4) Units of Competency including:
||Implement traffic management plan
||Control traffic with a stop / slow bat
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Learning Outcomes of this course include:
in the workplace including knowledge of:
Controlling traffic with stop-slow bat
- Relevant standards and site procedures
- Worksite communication system components, applications and limitations
- Procedures and safety requirements of communication equipment and systems
- Common faults in communication equipment/systems
- Emergency communication procedures
- Record maintenance
Implement traffic management plan
- Site and equipment safety requirements
- Traffic controlling requirements and procedures
- Complying with traffic management plans
- 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
Accessing, interpreting and applying legislative, organization and site requirements and procedures for:
- JSAs/JSEA/Safe work method statement
- Potential hazards and risks
- Controlling traffic
- Basic signalling
- Signs and devices
- Radio operations
- Identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
- Identifying site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
- Identifying quality requirements
- Applying civil construction terminology
Performance Outcomes of this course include:
- Locating and applying relevant documentation, policies and procedures
Communicating in the work place that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes including:
- Identifying communication strategies and systems
- Operating communications systems and equipment to convey meaning to others
- Communicating clearly and promptly to others to convey information and make meaning
- Listening carefully to instructions and information
- Participating in group discussions and engage with group members respectfully
- Asking questions to clarify meaning
- Communicating concisely both written and verbally
- Interpreting other communications such as flags, lights, signs, bells and whistles
- Identifying and reporting communication faults and deficiencies
- Using approved and preparing written documentation that communicates meaning to others
Controlling traffic with a stop-slow batthat safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes including:
- 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
Implement traffic management plan that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes including:
- Locating and applying relevant documentation, policies and procedures
- Working effectively with others to undertake and complete the traffic management plans that meet all of the required outcomes including:
- Complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
- Communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
- Communicating clearly and concisely with others to resolve coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities
- Demonstrating completion of implementing traffic management plans that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes including:
- Complying with state/territory regulations and
- Controlling site construction vehicles
- Identify and select traffic guidance scheme according to conditions
- Identify and select traffic guidance scheme according to conditions select and implement signage and device requirements, position and display according to site plan
- Monitor and adjust scheme according to variances in requirements
- Apply procedures to deal with non-compliant crew and motorists
Course Details - Organisation, Duration
The course has been designed to cater for participants that are new to the role of implementing Traffic Control Plans in the Resources and Infrastructure industry (New Entrants or Beginners) as well as those who have not been actively involved in the industry or those who want to reaccredit but prefer to do the course again to refresh and confirm their skills and knowledge.
Refresher option is also available for those wishing to use their current MRWA accreditation for reaccreditation.
For the standard course - On acceptance of your enrolment you will be issued with the resources (learning materials) that will be used in your course. This is effectively the date that you start your course. On acceptance you will also be provided with the date(s) that you are required to attend for your training and/or assessment.
Your course consists of:
- Pre-attendance STUDY (takes most 1-2 hours depending on your literacy levels)
- Attendance (8:30am until around 5:00pm) on 2 days
If you meet the training and assessment requirements for the Pre-attendance and attendance then you will receive your Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Units of Competency making up this course.
Your course is made up of 4 (four) modules. Before attending for your course, you will be required (Mandatory) to read a set of learning materials, there is also a set of questionnaires online that you may attempt (highly recommended but not compulsory).
If you do not have access to the systems required for this course (a computer or similar and an internet connection), please contact us and we will post the Pre-attendance requirements to you or you may pick up a set from any of our training centres. Fees do apply - please refer to the terms and conditions.
During your training at our training centres
You will work with your trainer/assessor to ensure that you undertake the required training to work in Basic Worksite Traffic Management . This involves classroom presentation, case studies, some activities and theoretical assessments. You will also learn about the required skills. At some point in the course you will also participate in Simulated training followed by Practical Training and Assessment at our Practical Training Centre (5-10 minutes drive away) this will provide you with the environment required to ensure that you have received training in the skills and knowledge required to work.
At the end of your training - if you meet all the training and assessment requirements set out by your trainer you will be issued with your Statement of Attainment (SOA).
We will also apply for your accreditation using your personal details and the information required as part of your pre-requisites (Drivers Licence, Blue/White Card - see above)
Assessment is required in order to collect evidence of the learning/training that you do in your course and that you have the required knowledge and performance. This evidence is built while you do your course (from pre-attendance) and if you meet all course requirements. Assessment methods used in this course include:
- Theory Assessments
- Practical Training
- Supporting Third Party Assessment
- Workplace evidence (work sample, log book, etc)
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you believe that you have prior learning and/or experience that may be directly equivalent to all of the learning and performance outcomes in this course and you have evidence of this then you may apply for our Refresher Course. In order to be able to attain your Statement of Attainment by Recertification you will have to undertake a Training Needs Analysis and meet the requirements for this process.
Evidence that this process may apply to you includes:
- Holding a valid White Card
- Holding a MRWA accreditation for BWTM and TC that is current or that has expired no more than 3 months ago and working as a Traffic Controller in the last 12 months
- Having a Third party to back your claim of applying your knowledge and skills in a real workplace
- Providing other evidence (workplace documents, photo's, videos, etc)
If your application is approved then you will be undertaking an assessment and Evidence Gathering process (minimal training provided).
Please refer to our website for further information if you believe that this applies to you and that you would like to attempt to get your Statement of Attainment in this way, or contact our office.
Recognition of Certificates and Statements of Attainment
If you hold a Statement of Attainment for the Units of Competency making up this course then:
- You may apply for a photo ID card without any further training or assessment - we recognise all Statements of Attainment issued by RTO's, if you meet the prerequisites for accreditation.
- If this was issued in another State or Territory - then your assessment requirements may be reduced AND you may have to undergo some gap training to meet MRWA requirements. (While we recognise all Statements of Attainment, we do have to ensure that you meet MRWA Requirements)
What Do I Need to Bring?
- Your Australian Driver's Licence or an overseas licence from a country that is recognised by the WA Department of Transport;
- Your WorkSafe Construction Safety Awareness (Blue/White) Training Card (or equivalent);
- Your course materials ( a link will be sent to you once you book)
- Wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt and closed shoes (preferable hard caps)
Enrolling into this course requires that you book into our course, accepting the terms and conditions and providing sufficient identification. This may be done online or at our office. Alternatively we can send this to you the required enrolment pack.
Once you have completed your booking then you will receive access to your Course materials.
You may also have to undertake (or you may like to choose to) a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to check that you have the required LLN levels to undertake this course.
If your application is accepted, you may still require additional LLN support and Reasonable Adjustments applied. You will be notified if this is the case. Please see Reasonable Adjustment in the information below.
Access and Equity
Just Careers Training abides by the principles of access and equity and offers this course to all applicants regardless of their gender, social, sexual preferences, and political and/or religious beliefs.
Applicants will be accepted into this course based on the course requirements, including the assessment requirements set out in the National Training Package for this Skill Set, as well as any other requirements set out by MRWA.
In line with VET principles and as per the requirements set out in the relevant Training Package, there is scope for Reasonable Adjustment of the training and/or assessment requirements set out in this course.
Reasonable Adjustment in training
This may include the use of learning props and methodologies better suited to the individuals needs, as long as the adjustment in training method is still in line with Main Roads WA requirements. Examples of this include the use of videos and presentations, one on one training methods (for parts of the training not requiring work with other individuals) and extended training plans that exceed the standard course duration and format.
As per the requirements of Main Roads WA, there can be no adjustment of those training requirements specifically set out by Main Roads WA (for example participation in Simulated Training).
Reasonable Adjustment that cannot be accommodated in the course attendance duration may result in additional training and fees will apply.
Reasonable Adjustment in assessment
This may include making adjustments to the assessment methodologies or the tools in order to cater for the needs of the participant. This may include the use of Verbal Assessment in place or written assessments. Minimum assessment requirements have been set out and these cannot be reduced.
Reasonable Adjustment that cannot be accommodated in the course attendance duration may result in additional time required to meet requirements and fees will apply.
Speak to one of our customer service staff if you feel that you may need adjustments to be made before you book. Alternatively, you may speak to your trainer on the day who will provide you with planned support.
You will be provided with sufficient support to ensure that you attain this Skill Set. This support is limited to support offered throughout the duration of the course and the support that we can provide to you in relation to training and assessment. Support cannot change any of the course requirements
Your trainer will:
- Explain the course requirements, objectives and outcomes
- Present the required information in an easy to understand format
- Discuss the subject matter, answer your questions and demonstrate the skills required
- Assess you only once you feel (and he/she believes) you are ready for any final assessment
- Provide you with options , where they exist for reasonable adjustment to the training and/or assessment components of this course.
Fees and Charges
For current fees and charges for this course, including a full set of the terms and conditions, please visit our website.
For further information, please contact our office on 9344 1704 and speak to one of our friendly L4W customer service staff.
Complaints and Appeals Procedure
Complaint - If you are unhappy with an aspect of the service that you receive
Appeal - If you disagree with the outcome of a decision made
Make a complaint at the office of Just Careers Training
Complaint may be verbal or in writing (we will always write it down for our procedures)
The following procedure will be applied:
- Manager will acknowledge complaint within 48 hours of receiving complaint
- Manager will investigate
- Manager may contact complainant and /or any other party involved
- Manager will determine outcome of complaint and notify all parties of the outcome (within 7 days)
- All parties will have an opportunity to respond to the outcome (within 72 hours)
Complaint closed OR
Third party arbitration (internal and/or external arbitration service)
Complainant advised of options including:
Complaint closed OR
Complainant informed of Further final option of public official complaint procedure
Make an Appeal to your assessor (or the person making an authorised decision)
Appeal may be verbal or in writing (we will always write it down for our procedures)
You will have 14 days after a given decision to make a complaint.
The following procedure will be applied:
- Decision maker will review their decision within 48 hours of receiving appeal information
- Manager notified
- Assessor will determine outcome of appeal and notify all appellant of the outcome (within 7 days)
- Appellant will have an opportunity to respond to the outcome (within 72 hours)
Appeal closed OR
Appeal continues with alternative authorised decision maker to review the decision
- Final decision made and appellant provided with details of options available if they still disagree with a decision including
- Other third party arbitration (internal and/or external arbitration service) Appeal closed