Prepare Work Zone traffic Management Plan - NSW

Prepare Work Zone traffic Management Plan - NSW

Entry Requirements:

Candidates must successfully complete the online language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment if they have identified as having LLN difficulties. This is an essential component of the program, designed to ensure candidates have the LLN skills to undertake this level of training.

Participants who hold one of the following Current ‘Apply Traffic Control Plans’ photocard Current Implement Traffic Control Plans’ photocard (full qualification) Current ‘Select and Modify Traffic Control Plans’ photocard Current ‘Design and Inspect Traffic Control Plans’ photocard (Equivalent qualifications from other jurisdictions).


For those who do not hold formal Traffic Control/Management qualifications such as engineers and project managers and they wish to complete the course, they will be eligible if, they hold a tertiary qualification that is relevant to the road construction, civil construction or engineering. This must be determined upon enrolment and a thorough training needs analysis (TNA) is required.


A Statement of Attainment for the following units, which comprise RIISS00045 Work Zone Traffic Control Guidance Plan—Developer Skill Set:

  • RIIGOV401D Apply monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIICWD503D Prepare work zone traffic management plan

Successful participants are eligible for a Traffic Control Work Zone Developer card issued by NSW RMS. 


  • Develop and design and TGS/TCP in accordance with relevant regulations, standards and road authority requirements
  • Select and modify a TGS/TCP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief
  • Prepare and develop a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan
  • Follow organisational and legislative WHS policies and work procedures
  • Keep records of all modifications to the TGS/TCP
  • Monitor control systems and interpret control systems to apply to the drawing and selection/design
  • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
  • Conduct an onsite check and inspection of the plan to identify any unexpected risks/hazards
  • Interpret plans and be aware of the distance and measuring devices of method
  • Interpret standards/requirements with local policy and procedures
  • Understand speed, environment, type and glass of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental condition, weather patterns and surface type
  • Identify record keeping structure, type of records to be maintained, approvals, duration records must be maintained, depository location and custodian
  • Interpret engineering plans and drawings, interpret and apply relevant standards, interpret manufacturer’s specifications, interpret engineering terms and phrases
  • Identify all potential hazards and implement appropriate risk treatment control measures
  • Determine the recommended spacing between signs and traffic control devices in line with standards; measure width of trafficable surface; calculate edge clearances to barriers, cones and clearance to work personnel
  • Determine lane capacity, road network performance and lane closure restriction
  • Identify impacts from any concurrent or adjacent works
  • Identify times and dates of any planned public events that may result in increased or redistributed traffic patters
  • Identify approvals required, identify approval agencies, types of approvals for roadway access, railway reserve access, authority to install signs on roads, variation to standards

Assessment Process:

  • Problem solving activities
  • Problem solving questions—written
  • Group participation
  • Work based tasks/assignments