Course Overview


RIIWHS205E – Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Up to one day.

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Face to face

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to control vehicle and pedestrian traffic using stop-slow bats, hand signals and approved communication devices in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.

The Key Features of this program are:

  • Prepare for traffic control duties
  • Co-ordination of traffic using a Stop-slow bat
  • Planning and preparing traffic control
  • Assess risk associated with traffic control
  • Control and direct traffic
  • Communicate by radio
  • Correct usage of signage, devices, tools and equipment
  • Shut down aspects of the site related to traffic control



This unit of competency is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

This program is for domestic students, intended to align with the following occupational roles:

  • Mining industry
  • Civil construction
  • School crossing supervisor
  • Traffic Control Environment

Program Package Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites, however participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English.

Community Education Australia (CEA) Admission requirements:

CEA has the following admission requirements:

Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s licence, proof of age card, student card)
  • Wear safety boots
  • Bring a bottle of water and hat/wet weather gear for outdoor practicals
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Training Pathway

This program offers pathways into :

RII30815 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Employment Pathway

Students who complete this program can expect to work under the following occupational titles that could include:

  • Traffic Controller
  • Crossing Guard
  • Traffic Control Team Leader

Face-to-face classroom-based training sessions to develop the knowledge and theoretical understanding required. The training and assessment involve a theory and practical assessment. CEA will make sure that the student gets access to internet, whiteboards and other resources needed to run the classes. Practical training will be delivered in simulated environment facilities. CEA will ensure that environments are suitable and WHS compliant for training and assessment. Learners will complete their training through activities to be held throughout the duration of their qualification and the Institute will ensure the learners are developing their skills under training.


Please note that CEA does not provide any guarantee of:

  • A migration Outcome.
  • A learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A training product can be competed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course; or
  • A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome.
  • Licensing outcome


Please contact CEA for further details if required.

This program will focus on minimising the risks associated with traffic movement; control traffic to enable drivers to negotiate through, past, or around an active work site safely. Participants will learn how to ensure directions given to traffic is consistent with the displayed traffic signals and maintain traffic control while minimising delays to traffic.

Participants will also be taught how to prepare and carry out a traffic guidance scheme to manage the movement of vehicles around road disruptions.

Program Outline

  • Overview of OHS roles and responsibilities
  • Hazard and risk management
  • Principles of traffic controlling
  • Prepare and implement traffic management plans
  • Working with road users
  • Set up signage schemes
  • Monitor traffic flow
  • Close down and clean up
  • Storage and maintenance of equipment

Program Inclusions

  • Trainin​g conducted by an experienced industry trainer with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards
  • Practical hands-on training
  • All equipment provided

Assessment of the program incorporates a combination of theory and practical. Practical assessment is conducted by participating in a simulated security environment.

If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:

  • Practical assessment:
  • Theory Tasks (Written questions)

Theory Tasks (Written questions): The student will answer a series of written question i.e. multiple choice questions and descriptive questions. and will demonstrate the knowledge for the unit of competency.

Practical assessment: The student will participate in role play and demonstrate skills and knowledge as per instructions provide in the assessment tasks.  The student will also submit the required documents as a part of practical tasks for example incident report.