Traffic Controller (TC) 1-day course


This 1-day course promotes safe working practices, standards and operating procedures at roadwork sites.
This is the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller (TC), which covers the
standards and operating procedures required by the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic
Management (COP/TTM).
Appropriately trained and qualified staff must be available to carry out temporary traffic management duties in compliance with the NZTA COP/TTM and Local Roads supplement on all worksites.
This course is the pre-requisite for entry requirement for people wanting further training to Level 1 Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) standard of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

Topics include:

  • Health and safety principles
  • Principles of temporary traffic management
  • Component parts and layout of a worksite
  • Setting up and worksite rules
  • Authorised sign use
  • Temporary traffic management equipment
  • Manual traffic control
  • Pedestrians and cyclists
  • Static operations
  • Mobile and semi static maintenance/inspection operations
  • Night time protection
  • Low Volume Roads
  • Implications of Local Roads supplement

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Assist the STMS in the setting up of roadwork sites in accordance with approved Traffic
  • Management Plans
  • Develop a consistent approach to traffic control
  • Analyse Traffic Management Plans in relation to various roading situations
  • Apply exercises in the planning and setting up of roadwork sites to actual roading situations
  • Understand the requirements for sign selection, placement, safe operating procedures and
  • Worksite protection for Level 1 roads
  • Understand and apply the standards for Local Roads

Who should attend

Any person that carries out work on or within the boundaries of a road. These include NZTA State Highways and Local Authority roads.


No previous training required to attend this TC course. Course covers basic introduction to temporary traffic management.

NB: There is a 1 month stand down before you can attend the STMS course.
More information is detailed in CoPTTM about Training courses (Section A6) – link to PDF


Upcoming courses

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January 2020

Thursday 23rd January Traffic Controller (TC) 1-day course Dunedin Book
Thursday 30th January Traffic Controller (TC) 1-day course Invercargill Book