Road & Transport Training

Road and Transport training covers a range of skills related to the road transport & logistics industries.

A list of the Road and Transport courses Site Skills Training offers are listed below.

Traffic Control and Traffic Management Training Package

This training package includes both RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with a Stop Slow Bat and RIIWHS302D Implement Traffic Management Plan. Courses may not run consecutively.

Traffic Control Training

RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with a Stop Slow Bat provides participants with the necessary knowledge, practical skills and understanding to be able to apply the correct method for installation / removal of signs and devices in accordance with traffic management plans and controlling traffic using a STOP/SLOW bat in accordance with approved procedures set by the Queensland Government. These Skills and knowledge will enable them as a traffic controller to plan & prepare their work, coordinate traffic, operate radios and clean up the worksite. Traffic Control is delivered to new entrants as well as applicants that are employed by companies that conduct and or supply Traffic Control services.

Download the Department of Transport and Main Roads Traffic Controller Course Information Pack

The course structure for new industry entrants is 1 day of classroom theory (8 hours) plus a minimum of 20 hours of practical experience at a roadwork site.

The course structure for participants who have previously completed the course and require a ‘refresher’ course in attending a 4-hour classroom theory course. There is no requirement to complete vocational placement. Participants must be able to demonstrate that they have completed a minimum of 16 hours performing stop/slow bat operations in the last 12 months prior to enrolling in the refresher course. Refresher training is required every three years.

Traffic Management Training

RIIWHS302D Implement Traffic Management Plan provides the skills and knowledge required to implement a traffic guidance scheme for roadwork ensuring traffic flow is maintained and the safety of the public and workers is maximized.

This unit requires compliance with the:

  • Code of Practice: “Traffic Management for construction or maintenance work 2008 QLD”
  • Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) – Part 3
  • Transport Operations Road Use Management Act and Regulations 1995
  • Site specific Traffic Guidance Scheme / Traffic Management Plans

The course structure for new industry entrants is 1 day of classroom theory (8 hours) plus three practical set-ups. This course must be completed within a maximum period of three months.

The course structure for persons who have previously completed the course and require a ‘refresher course’ is that they must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Traffic Management Implementation procedures and demonstrate 3 years of on-the-job industry experience prior to completing a 4-hour classroom theory ‘refresher’ course.

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Training

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) training provides candidates with a sound overview of the Chain of Responsibility legislation and your role and responsibilities within that chain.  This is known as the 'Chain of Responsibility' and has been introduced in the interest of national consistency in order to:

  • Improving road safety
  • Reducing damage to infrastructure
  • Promoting a ‘level playing field’ for industry
  • Improving deterrence and enforcement
  • Improving business efficiency and compliance

If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) even though you have no direct role in driving or operating a heavy vehicle.

Driver Fatigue Management Training

Driver Fatigue Management training informs individuals who operate any size vehicle the hazards associated with driver fatigue, and provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage fatigue; reducing potential injury and harm to yourself and others on the road.

Drivers who are in the chain of operating heavy vehicles on Australian roads will benefits from understanding the following:

  • Staying alert while at the wheel
  • Identifying hazards of fatigue and symptoms
  • Taking actions to combat fatigue
  • Applying fatigue minimisation tactics

Fatigue is one of the leading causes or contributing factors to vehicle accidents on Australian roads.

Load and Unload Plant Training

Load and Unload Plant gives candidates the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently load and unload plant on floats and/or trailers. With the Chain of Responsibility laws putting onus on all within the supply chain it is important for road user’s safety that plant and equipment is loaded and secured appropriately.

Load and Unload Plant content includes:

  • Operational safety and risk management
  • Calculating weights and volumes; centre of gravity
  • Movement of different types of plant on and off float/trailer
  • Placing and securing loads - including types and limitations of restraints
  • Hand signals and communication methods
  • Reporting/hand-over requirements

Load Restraint Training

If you are the driver of a vehicle or have contributed to the loading and unloading of a vehicle you have a duty of care to others on the road to ensure the load is restrained correctly and safely. This course aims to give you the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to secure various types of loads in accordance with the National Transport Commission, Australian Standards and industry best practice standards. Candidates will learn: applicable legislation and responsibility; relevant forces and loading; load distribution and correct placement; restraint systems, their use and limitations incl. WLL deration; securing methods; hitches and bends; dangerous goods; oversized loads; and, personal and others health and safety

Operate Vehicles in the Field Training

Through the combination of theory and practical training, this course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required to safely operate vehicles in the field including remote locations under a range of conditions. This unit is suitable for personnel who may be required to patrol areas across a variety of terrains looking for problems which require maintenance or reporting.

Operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle Training

This course is aimed at providing participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate and maintain a four-wheel drive vehicle. It includes Identifying specific parts, terminology and techniques, planning for minimal environmental impact, performing pre-start and pre-departure checks, use the features of a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive in a variety of terrain types, use single snatch strap to recover vehicle and perform maintenance and minor repairs on four-wheel drive vehicles.

Remove and Fit Wheel Assemblies Training

This course is suitable to all workers of light and heavy wheeled vehicles and is appropriate for those working in operational, service and maintenance roles at worksites within the civil construction, mining, and extractiv.

Traffic Control Training

This course provides participants with the necessary knowledge, practical skills and understanding to be able to apply the correct method for installation / removal of signs and devices in accordance with traffic management plans and controlling traffic using a STOP/SLOW bat in accordance with approved procedures set by the Queensland Government. Theses Skills and knowledge will enable them as a traffic controller to plan & prepare their work, coordinate traffic, operate radios and clean up the worksite.

Traffic Management Training

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to implement a traffic guidance scheme for roadwork ensuring traffic flow is maintained and the safety of the public and workers is maximized.

This unit requires compliance with the:

  • Code of Practice: “Traffic Management for construction or maintenance work 2008 QLD”
  • Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) – Part 3
  • Transport Operations Road Use Management Act and Regulations 1995
  • Site specific Traffic Guidance Scheme / Traffic Management Plans

Truck or Trailer Mounted Attenuator Training

Following this training, TMA operators will understand the correct procedures of conducting pre-start and post operational checks, correct deployment, operational methods and pack-up of TMA, implementing appropriate plans including correct shunt forward.