STMS Refresher 1-day course


This course will update you with the new NZTA changes and refresh your current STMS qualification.
It is a one day theory course and for those who have held a Level 1 STMS, L2/3 STMS NP or L2/3 STMS qualification in the past.

Topics include:

  • Introduction of categories of road environment (A, B, C)
  • Overview of the career path
  • Risk Assessment
  • Changes to STMS responsibilities
  • Overview of the TMO role and changes to the TC role (and phase out of this role)
  • Changes to inspection activities
  • Preparation for a Practical Assessment (to renew the Practising Cat A, B or C warrant)


Please note that this is a course for qualified STMS of any level, current or expired no more than 12 month. 


On completion of this course, attendees will be awarded with the non-practising warrant.
If you want to be practising in your roll, you will have to complete the practical assessments, in the category your require:
  • Category A: Low speed roads (60km/h and less)
  • Category B: High speed two-way two-lane roads (70km/h and more)
  • Category C: High speed multi-lane roads (70km/h and more)

Unit standard

There are 2 optional unit standards that can be awarded to an STMS (regardless of the category of road the STMS is warranted for). These are:

  • STMS non-practising - US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM
  • STMS practising - US 31963: Operate as a practising Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) on a road environment as defined in CoPTTM

Once the unit standards have been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain these unit standards again for other categories of road environment.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.


The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively
during the workshop.
The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor
on the practical components of the role.


NZTA guide  Renewing STMS Warrant

For more detailed information STMS Refresher Trainee Handbook

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