TP Training is a SafeWork NSW approved training provider for Prepare Work Zone Traffic Management Plan Course (PWZ) or Traffic Management Designer (Red Card) training course.

Traffic Management Designer course provides the skills and knowledge required for individuals responsible for developing traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes to perform a preliminary risk assessment of a temporary traffic management site and select, modify and design traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes.

This course does not qualify a participant to control traffic with a stop/slow bat, or boom gate, or set up work with traffic control plans.

Course Fee

$1170 $700» Include SafeWork NSW fee.


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Course Description

This course is ideal for experienced traffic control / management operators working as or would like to work as a Traffic Management Designer in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry in NSW. This may include selection, modification and design of the traffic control guidance scheme.

Traffic Management Designer course provide theory, practical skills and assessment for topics related to the duties of a traffic management designer including

  • Prepare a work zone traffic management plan (TMP)
  • Collect all required information about a given roadwork project to enable the preparation of a TGS/TMP
  • Design a TGS/TMP, based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief
  • Select and modify a TGS/TMP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief
  • Draw up a TGS/TMP to recognise other graphical representations such as pedestrian movement plans, vehicle movement plans, and notification of authorities
  • 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
  • Incorporate environmental management plans
  • Conduct an onsite check and inspection of the plan and to identify any unexpected hazards/risks
  • Identify approvals required; identify approval agencies, types of approvals for roadway access, railway reserve access, authority to install signs on roads, variation to standards
  • Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental condition, weather patterns and surface type
  • Monitor and interpret control systems to apply to the drawing, selection and design.
  • Use approved methods and follow recognised local legislation
  • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
  • Collate traffic volume data, type and class of vehicles
  • Determine lane capacity, road network performance and lane closure restrictions
  • 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 patterns
  • Identify affected stakeholders and type of notification required and prepare notifications
  • Calculate costings for TMP development and implementation
Units of Competency
  • RIIRIS402E Carry out the risk management process
  • RIICWD503E Prepare traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
Entry Requirements

Participants must

  • Be 17 years of age and above
  • Have a current SafeWork NSW White Card (or equivalent).
  • Provide original ID documents that add up to at least 100
  • points in line with SafeWork NSW ID points table. Within these documents, you must be able to show your photo ID, date of birth, signature, and current residential address.
  • Provide evidence to demonstrate Australian / New Zealand Citizenship or Residency.
  • Have physically ability to demonstrate lifting equipment, signs and devices for training and assessment.
  • Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
  • Complete TP Training Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

This Traffic Management Designer course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. If you believe you will need assistance to complete the Traffic Management Designer course due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office on 1800 577 301 or to discuss your training needs.


This course requires three days (8 hours per day) attendance of classroom-based training and assesments with allocated breaks.

Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time of the course to complete the necessary enrolment paperwork.

If participants arrive 15 minutes after the scheduled starting time, entry to the course will be refused.

Training & Assessments

TM Implementer training will include

  • classroom activities
  • theory questionnaires and group activities.
  • use of regulatory and statutory manuals and documents.
  • project management that includes case studies and document preparation
  • use of TMP/TGS development software

Assessments are to be completed as per the RII Resources and Infrastructure training package requirements, whereby all units of competency must be assessed by qualified assessors (in the context of traffic control at worksites)

Assessments will include

  • theory questionnaires and activities
  • practical activities and observation (by a SafeWork NSW approved RTO)
  • development of TGS/TMPs
  • development of 2 (two) Traffic Management Plan projects will be completed during your training attendance
  • provision of workplace samples and documentation

After successful completion of your three days class-room based training and assessment attendance, you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by TP Training listing all the units of competency included in this training course. TP Training will then submit notification to SafeWork NSW to issue you with a SafeWork Traffic Control Work Training (TCWT) card.

Note After successful completion of the theory and practical training, you will be issued with a SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) which allows you to work immediately under supervision within its period of validity. The Statement of Completion (SOC) is valid for 90 days. Your SafeWork NSW TCWT card may take up to four (4) weeks to arrive in post from SafeWork NSW. Please consider that your Statement of Completion may expire before your card is received. If you don’t receive your card, please contact SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.