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0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over 5 days of face to face delivery. The length of time to complete this skill set will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.



Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code



This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required for those responsible for traffic control on Temporary Traffic Management Category 1 environments as described in the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management.

An individual wishing to enrol in this skill set must hold the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or its equivalent unit.

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Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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Fee-Free TAFE: eligible NT government supported students who apply between 1 January and 31 March 2023 will have tuition fees waived if completed before June 2024.

This course is Fee-Free for eligible students who receive an NT Government supported place or $1,600.00 for domestic full fee places.

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  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
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What will I study?

To achieve the skill set RIISS00054 - Traffic Controller Skill Set a total of four (4) units of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 80.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
RIICOM201ECommunicate in the workplace20
RIIWHS201EWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures20
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow bat20
RIIWHS206Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs20
 Total nominal hours for the training program80


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into RIISS00054 Traffic Controller Skill Set candidates require:

  • High visibility work clothing and fully enclosed boots or shoes
  • Proof of identity
  • Sound Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of NT Road Rules
  • An individual wishing to enrol in this skill set must hold the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or its equivalent unit.

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This is a current, nationally accredited skill set from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

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Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Other Construction And Mining Labourers Nfd
Area of study
Building and Construction, Engineering and Mining, Engineering

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Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


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