RIIWHS205D control traffic with a stop-slow bat refresher

Traffic Control – Course for renewal of Traffic Controller accreditation (Queensland only)

Accreditation Frequency

Traffic Controllers are responsible to ensure that they maintain current accreditation to allow them to continue performing traffic controller duties.

Traffic Controllers must renew their Industry Authority Card every three (3) years and No traffic control duties should be undertaken if authority has expired.

Accreditation Renewal Requirements

To renew your Queensland traffic controller a person must

  • Have held within the last 5 years, a driver’s license other than a learner’s license
  • Successfully complete a Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Approved Traffic Controller Training Course and demonstrate currency of industry practice as a Traffic Controller.

The renewal course has two parts.

Part one: In-house training course

The renewal training program revisits the basic skills and knowledge required to work safely as a traffic controller, to make sure that traffic controllers are competent and up-to-date. You are required to supply:

  • a copy of your current Traffic Control Authority Card,
  • a completed Currency of Industry Practice form, and
  • a Statutory Declaration in support of your Currency of Industry Practice form.

Part two: Currency of Industry Practice

Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, usually combined with a relevant industry qualification. A person who has vocational competency will be familiar with the content of the vocation and will have relevant current experience in the industry.

Currency of industry practice for the purposes of renewing a Traffic Controller Authority Card means that the traffic controller has within the three-year period of being licensed, practiced as a Traffic Controller.

Topics Covered

  • Prerequisites for Traffic Controller accreditation
  • Legal powers to control traffic
  • Traffic Controller signage and signals
  • Positioning for controlling traffic
  • Planning and preparing for traffic control work
  • Traffic Control Operations – procedures for two-way and multi-lane roads
  • Emergencies and incident reporting
  • Communications
  • Worksite Clean up
  • Accreditation


Course Assessment

To achieve a successful outcome in the course, participants will be assessed in a range of activities.

Part one: Theory Component

A written assessment which requires a 100% pass mark Students who do not correctly answer all questions in the written assessment must receive additional instruction against the content deemed incorrect. Unsuccessful participants must be given an alternative written assessment.

Part two: Minimum Practical Requirements

All the practical assessment criteria must be demonstrated successfully by providing the following:

  • Existing current Traffic Control Licence
  • Portfolio of traffic control experience
  • Proof of competency document

Other evidence may include:

  • Log books
  • Observation by assessor
  • Oral examination by assessor

Requirement to meet Competency Standard

One outcome from this course will be the issue of a ‘Statement of Attainment’ for the RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with Stop-Slow Bat upon successful completion of both the theory and practical components.

Application for Accreditation

To apply for a renewal of Traffic Controller accreditation, applicants have the option to lodge an application in person at a TMR Customer Service Centre or online at: How to become a Traffic Controller

In person: (new applications & renewals)

Complete the Traffic Controller Accreditation Application form (F4115) and lodge the application at a TMR customer service centre and pay the appropriate fee.

Suitability Checks and Accreditation Fees

Accredited traffic controllers undertake a very important road safety function. To be suitable for the role, the person must be road safety conscious and be a responsible road user themselves. As a result, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) require applicants to pass a number of checks including:

  • Criminal Offence history
  • Traffic Offence history

For more information, refer to: Traffic Controller Suitability Checks

Medical Fitness Requirement – To be eligible as a traffic controller an applicant must satisfy medical fitness criteria relating to eyesight, hearing and speech, mobility endurance and concentration. For more information, refer to: Medical Fitness

There is a fee of approximately $220.40 payable to TMR upon application for a three (3) year licence ($179.35 base fee and $41.05 criminal history check). Fees are set by TMR and are subject to change.

Further information from TMR – Queensland

For more information and frequently asked questions can be found at: Frequently asked questions