In 2009 Austroads commissioned a review of the various traffic management requirements adopted by each state and territory across Australia. This report identified the need to develop a nationally harmonised framework for training and accreditation. A second report commissioned in 2012 developed four traffic management skill sets: Supervisor, Traffic Controller, Implementer of Traffic Control Guidance Plan and Guidance Plan Developer.
As of 1st January 2017, RIIWHS201D Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures will be added as an additional pre-requisite unit for those completing Basic Worksite Traffic Management and/or Traffic Control training. Main Roads WA are also implementing a requirement that training for Basic Worksite Traffic Management, Traffic Control and the pre-requisite units now be delivered over 3 days, which will be mandated across all RTO’s offering these courses in WA.
This change will also take affect from 1st January 2017.