Temporary Traffic Management Industry (February 2024 Update)

In January 2024 Tasmania adopted the Austroads National Training Framework for Temporary Traffic Management (NTFTTM).

Currently the Approved Training Providers (ATPs) have these courses available.

CivilEdge

Course Location Start date Book:
TC/TMI1 Combined Launceston 27 February book here
TC/TMI1 Combined Hobart 5 March book here
TC/TMI1 Combined Launceston 25 March book here
TC/TMI1 Combined Hobart 16 April book here

Australian Academic Solutions

Course Location Start date Book:
TC/TMI1 Combined Hobart 16 February book here
TC/TMI1 Combined Hobart 21 March book here

Please contact one of the ATPs to discuss opportunities for delivery locations across Tasmania.

Information on these ATPs, their locations, available courses, and website links are available on the Austroads website and linked through the Tasmanian Transport website.

State Roads anticipates being able to announce more ATPs shortly.

Virtual training for NTFTTM

Virtual delivery of the theory components of some courses have been approved in Tasmania.

There are strict requirements for an ATP to be able to deliver the theory components of the NTFTTM through a virtual platform (such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

Courses that can have the theory component of the course delivered virtually are listed below.

Course TTM Category
Traffic Controller 1 and 2
Traffic Management Implementer 1 and 2
Combined Traffic Controller and Traffic Management Implementer 1 and 2

If an ATP is to undertake this type of facilitation, it must be included in the ATP application and Training and Assessment Strategy.

If an existing ATP intends to include this in their delivery, they must notify the department, and include clear information on how they will facilitate this training. Information must include, but is not limited to:

  • which platform will be used
  • requirements for trainers/assessors
  • requirements for learners/students
  • any established procedures for delivering virtual training
  • contingency planning, such as what happens if the platform does not work/stops working.

This information can be sent to ttm.tasmania@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Only the theory component of any nominated course may be delivered virtually. The following must be completed and assessed by the trainer/assessor in person.

  1. Formal assessment.
  2. Simulated environment training.

Following this, the learner/student must obtain the required practical learning experience of the course and be successfully assessed by the trainer/assessor before achieving the full skill set.

The RTO Framework Tasmania – Temporary Traffic Management Training has been updated and is available on the Transport website.

Data collection of the Tasmanian Traffic Management workforce

The Department of State Growth is initiating a data collection effort to better understand the status of the workforce. This information is beneficial for better informed decision-making as we adopt the National Training Framework for temporary traffic management.

While participation in this data collection is entirely voluntary, we strongly encourage and appreciate your involvement.

The more stakeholders that participate, the better informed we will be to make decisions that reflect the diverse needs and perspectives of the industry.

The information you supply will be purely for data collection purposes. Personal or business information will not be shared publicly, it will be purely for numerical and data purposes.

If you are happy to participate in this initiative, or have any questions or concerns, please contact ttm.tasmania@stategrowth.tas.gov.au and a spreadsheet will be sent to you to provide the data.

Tasmanian Guide to Traffic Control for Works on Roads

The Tasmanian Guide to Traffic Control for Works on Roads was updated and published in December 2023.

You can view a copy of the guide here.

The Tasmanian Guide holds information such as:

  • Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) in Tasmania
  • Austroads National TTM Training Requirements
  • Transition Arrangements to the Austroads TTM Training
  • Refresher Training following the Austroads TTM Training
  • training for non-practitioners in the Austroads TTM Training
  • Recognition of Prior Learning for the Austroads TTM Training
  • Approved Training Providers for the Austroads TTM Training
  • Truck Mounted Attenuators.

First review of the implementation of the Austroads National Training Framework

The Department of State Growth has committed to reviewing and hearing feedback regarding the implementation of the NTFTTM, by 1 April 2024 and quarterly after that.

State Roads will facilitate these reviews, and stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback.

If you are interested in participating in this review, please contact ttm.tasmania@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Occasional/Volunteer User Framework

In December 2023 Austroads hosted an online session to discuss feedback received for the draft framework for volunteer/occasional users of temporary traffic management.

Following feedback from these sessions, Austroads is working on a reviewed framework and will be reaching out to consult with relevant groups again.

If you did not attend the original forum (held on 8 December 2023) and are interested in being involved in these discussions, please email ttm.tasmania@stategrowth.tas.gov.au and you will be included in future discussions.

Non practitioner training

Non practitioner training guidelines have been developed for Tasmania. Please see the Theory Only Course Information Guidelines for more information.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the State Roads Work Health and Safety team at StateRoadsWHS@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

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