QLD Traffic Controller Course (TC)

Course Information
  • Introductory Special Price: $450
  • Study Level Basic
  • Duration 28 Hours
  • Location Queensland
  • Class Size 15 Students
  • Price $450
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This short course will provide participants with the skills and practical knowledge to control traffic with a stop-slow bat on roads within QLD. If you are looking to start working in the traffic management industry and only want to do Stop-Slow (not setup signs and cones), then this is the course for you.

If you would like to be qualified to do more on the worksite and have the opportunity to work more hours, head to the TC and TMI Combo Course.

This course is made up of two components and participants must successfully complete both components before being deemed competent:

  • Classroom Component (1-day) Participants will be exposed to a variety of learning methods, presentations, group activities, demonstrations, and simulated and practical activities to provide participants with the opportunity to practice their new skills and prepare them for their vocational placement.
  • Vocational Placement (20-hours) This is a placement on the job at a roadwork site where participants will gain experience a range of practical activities including performing stop-slow traffic control under close supervision. This part is fully coordinated with WARP Traffic Management and is to be completed within 3-months of training.

This course is an approved traffic controller training program through the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland and will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to safely control traffic with a stop-slow bat.

For more information on the TMR Traffic Controller course please refer to the Transport and Main Roads Information Sheet and FAQ and the How to become accredited fact sheet.

Course Outcome:

Upon successful completion, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • RIIWHS205E – Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace

This is the documentation required to apply for accreditation as a Traffic Controller with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Participants will then need to apply at a TMR Customer Service Centre for a Traffic Control Industry Authority.

There is an additional fee  payable to TMR upon application for a three (3) year Industry Authority.
The current application fee for licences can be found here.

Course dates

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Weekday and Weekend courses available

WTA also caters to companies or groups wanting to conduct a private training course, either at your suitable training venue or at our training premises. 

Class times

8:00am – 4:00pm

Students are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled course start time, late attendees may be rejected from the course.

Course fees


Introductory Special Price $450.00

(Includes Ready Reckoner and 20-hour placement through WARP Traffic Management)

Enquire now for a quote and/or group booking rates or call 1300 019 304

There is an additional fee  payable to TMR upon application for a three (3) year Industry Authority.
The current application fee for licences can be found here.


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Additional locations available on request


To become an Accredited Traffic Controller in Queensland you are required to successfully complete an approved traffic controller training course and entrants must meet the requirements as set out in the Traffic Controller Accreditation Scheme – Approved Procedures (TCASAP)

All course participants must:

  • Meet the medical fitness and suitability criteria, declaring your offence history, medical fitness and training qualifications – Click here for more information
  • Have held an Australian or foreign provisional or open drivers licence within the last five years
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills to an ACSF level 2 to undertake this course, if you need more information please call Warp Training Australia.
  • Provide a valid Unique student identifier (USI) [Create a USI Here]
  • It is also a pre-requisite for all Traffic Controllers working on a construction site to hold a Construction Safety Awareness (white card) which must be obtained prior to the course.
  • Learners who apply to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for a Traffic Controller Industry Authority Card after successful completion of the course will be subject to a criminal history check. For further information on accreditation for traffic controllers in Queensland learners must be informed by referring to the TMR information available at tmr.qld.gov.au.

Training day 

Students are required to wear neat casual clothing on the day of the course.

To establish your identity WTA requires that you bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Construction Safety Awareness (Blue / White) Card
  • A valid Unique student identifier (USI)

For the practical components of this course you will be required to:

  • Call through to the scheduling contact to organise your placement hours.
  • Organise your own transport, to and from the job sites that you are allocated to.
  • Provide the Equipment and wear the PPE listed below:
    • Long cotton trousers
    • Lace up safety boots
    • White hard hat and legionnaire style brim
    • Tinted safety glasses
    • Riggers or cut proof gloves
    • Wet weather gear
    • UHF Radio (Minimum 2 watt)

Tea and Coffee will be provided.

How to enrol

Click here to view our Student Handbook.

To secure your spot in any of our courses, you are required to enrol online and complete payment for the course. Once this is received, your spot in the course is confirmed and you will receive a booking confirmation.