How to become a Traffic Controller in Western Australia

How to become a Traffic Controller in Western Australia

The Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) and Traffic Controller (TC) accreditation is a Main Roads WA mandatory requirement for those installing signs and controlling traffic on WA roads. This nationally accredited course provides the skills and knowledge required to implement traffic management plans, install and maintain traffic management signs and devices at worksites and events, and conduct traffic control using a stop-slow bat.

To undertake the Traffic Controller accreditation in Western Australia, you must hold or have previously held a driver’s licence. This is so you have an understanding of basic road rules.

You must also have a Construction White Card (CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry) to be eligible to undertake the course, furthermore the Construction White Card is a requirement to obtain access to construction sites.

You will need a basic level of language and literacy skills to enable you to meet the requirements of the course. Civil Train recommends year 10 school completion or equivalent as a guide to the level required for the traffic management courses.


The entrant must be able to use the English language at a level that is appropriate to:

  • comply with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • communicate clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • communicate clearly and concisely with others to resolve coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities
  • identify and select appropriate traffic guidance scheme and implement traffic management plans
  • apply legislative requirements
  • describe the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances


Contact one of our friendly team members today to discuss your training needs 08 9417 1980 or to book into the BWTM & TC course click here 

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