A brief overview and status of the impact on temporary traffic training requirements in QLD.
A national project that will harmonise temporary traffic management (TTM) standards, practices, training and company requirements that will affect anyone that works, or employs people that work on or near a road in any state or territory, excluding NSW but including NZ.
The harmonisation of national temporary traffic management is being established to deliver a consistent best practice approach to TTM nationwide in order to keep practitioners, workers and road users safe.
The national peak body and lead authority, Austroads, representing all states and territories in Australia and NZ, are working in close collaboration with TMR as the current lead authority in QLD, as well as other road authorities, industry and the vocational education and training sector in order to develop the requirements of the Project.
Upskills QLD, as a recognised leading industry authority on traffic training in QLD has been involved in and is a major contributor to various working groups that represent the interests of QLD in this matter.
The Project consists of 4 Modules:
Development of a comprehensive best practice guide on all TTM processes associated with TTM activities on or near a road.
Development of nationally harmonised TTM practitioner skills and training which was mapped across a three-stage implementation plan.
Implementation of a national registration IT platform for practitioners and training organisations to:
Implementation of a national prequalification scheme for practitioners and training organisations to:
To understand the implications for government and organisations involved in temporary traffic training across QLD, the
below outlines the key changes from the current practice to the new guide once implemented.
Role / Skill set
RIISS00058 – Traffic Controller – Urban Streets
and Low Volume Rural Roads
Category 1 Roads
RIISS00059 – Traffic Controller – High Volume
Category 1 and 2 Roads Only
Role / Skill set
RIISS00060 – Traffic Management Implementer -Urban Streets and Low Volume Rural Roads
Category 1 Roads
RIISS00061 – Traffic management Implementer – High Volume Rural Roads
Category 1 and 2 Roads
RIISS00062 – Traffic
Management Implementer for
Motorways and Freeways
Category 1 and 3 Roads
Note: Excludes update on Traffic Management Designer as still under review
Although no final decision has been made yet on the timings of this transition, it is generally agreed that:
Upskills QLD believe there will be implications for cost, time and operations as traffic workers will not be able to work on a Road Category unless they are trained in that category. Upskills QLD believes in some cases costs will significantly escalate, potentially triple, because:
Upskills QLD has been training people in traffic management and control all over QLD for more than 12 years from the NSW border, up to Thursday Island and out to western QLD.
Formerly known as Traffic Management People (TMP), in 2022 the founder, industry expert, Brian Abrahamson, sold TMP to focus on expansion of QLD’s leading traffic training business with one goal in mind – build the nation’s best traffic training company, with a difference.
In an industry where many students only receive the bare minimum of training required, an Upskills trained professional receives complete training in both theory and practical delivered by the industry’s most experienced trainers and mentors. This enables them to be fully qualified in the shortest timeframes in the industry, ready to deploy immediately.
There is no doubt an Upskilled trained professional will have received the highest quality and safety assured traffic training – the gold standard in the industry.
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