Traffic Control Training


Our traffic control course in Brisbane includes 8 hours of theory training and a 20 hours practical guide partnered with a traffic management company.

It is a requirement of the traffic control course that all participants must have held a driver’s licence, foreign, provisional or open, within the last 5 years.

In accordance with the Traffic Management Code of Practice, all Traffic Controllers must hold and be able to provide evidence of a current white card or a statement of attainment for either CPCOHS1001A Work Safely in Construction Industry or CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry units of competency before any practical work can be undertaken.  The Blue Card (issued before 1/07/09 or equivalent from another State) is also accepted.

Prior to joining the training, participants are required to provide the following photo ID:

  • Driver’s license 
  • White card or equivalent.  Please note that you will not be allowed on any work site without one.
  • The Blue Card (issued before 1/07/09 or equivalent from another State) is also accepted.

Participants must also be mentally and physically fit to work.

Course Duration

The traffic control course runs for 8 hours, comprising of the theory training.  The course also comprises of mandatory 20 hours vocational placement that can be completed with one of our partnering Traffic Management companies.  Vocational placement is arranged by the GTS trainer on the day of training and all participants are covered by GTS insurance during that period.

GTS will also provide the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the 20-hour vocational placement, as required by TMR:

  • Yellow hardhat
  • Safety sunglasses
  • Regulated long sleeve traffic control fluoro shirt

Participants are also required to purchase the following additional PPE:

  • Lace up safety boots
  • Work pants (with the mandatory fluoro stripes above and below the knee)
  • Uniden 5-watt UH850 S titanium radios (or similar- they must be 5 watts though)
  • A Stop/ Slow Bat

Traffic Control Course Information

GTS will provide training in accordance to Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Queensland guidelines and requirements by providing:

The required 8-hour Traffic Control theory component.

A “Ready Reckoner” which has been designed as a mandatory training resource and serves as a quick reference pocket guide that must be kept on your person at all time.  It provides Traffic Controllers with a practical guide of the day to day operations and other requirements that must be adhered to while performing Traffic Control duties. 

The mandatory 20-hour Traffic Control vocational placement with an associate traffic management company, arranged by GTS.  Participants do not get paid for vocational placement and only one participant per supervisor is permitted.

Feedback will be provided in the form of a logbook (provided by GTS) once participants have completed the theoretical component of the course.  The completed logbook is signed off by the supervisor and returned to the GTS for their records.

A final assessment is conducted by the trainer; on site where possible or at another suitable location arranged between the trainer and the trainee.

Training Outcome

Upon successful completion of the Traffic Control Training course and practical components, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the regionally recognised unit of competency.

Additional Information

Upon completion of the Traffic Control Training course, participants apply to Queensland Transport for their Traffic Control License for an Industry Authority Card which is valid for three (3) years.   

A Criminal History Check is conducted by Queensland Transport with the license application.

Upon receipt of their license; participants may gain employment in the traffic control industry.

TMR License Fees

The cost of the three (3) year license is $256.15 which includes the CrimTrac fee of $47.65.

Replacement fee for new industry authority card $82.10.


NB Please read below for TMR’s new policies:

Traffic controller accreditation scheme
Medical Fitness
TC Offence history check


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16 / 1645 Ipswich Road,
Rocklea 4106