Working as a traffic controller

Traffic control is becoming an increasingly popular job, with many people enjoying the teamwork, outdoor lifestyle and good pay that traffic control offers.

Traffic controllers are an essential part of any large worksite, roadwork project, event or festival, as they ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and workers by directing the flow and speed of vehicles.

Becoming a traffic controller is a good job choice for many people, as it is a stable and necessary career, especially with the roads and infrastructure boom across Australia in the coming years.

To work as a traffic controller, you’ll need a specific set of skills as well as a qualification to show you have done the necessary traffic controller training.

What qualifications do you need for traffic control?

Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) runs a traffic controller course that covers two units of competency:

  • RIIWHS205E – Control traffic with a stop slow bat
  • RIIWHS302E – Implement a traffic management plan

These combine to form a short 1 day course that is available in Melbourne, costing a little over $200. This course can be arranged for individuals or groups and runs multiple times each month.

The course will provide a sound knowledge and skill base for you to control traffic with a stop-slow bat and to implement a traffic plan in the construction industry.

Additionally, if you are working in the construction industry you’ll need a valid white card – your general safety induction for work sites across Australia. Traffic Controllers must also have good English language skills to safely complete tasks like understanding SWMS, Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS).

How much do traffic controllers get paid in Melbourne?

According to data from Seek, Traffic Controller roles in Victoria were typically advertised between $50k and $70k over the last 2 years. Indeed suggests the average hourly rate is around $29.50 per hour.

How to find a traffic control course in Melbourne

It’s important to look for a registered training organisation or RTO in Melbourne that can offer you accredited training in traffic control skills.

Kallibr Training’s Melbourne facility is conveniently located and we have excellent instructors that make learning an enjoyable and positive experience.

Complete a traffic controller course with us – take a look at the course information page or call our friendly team for help.