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Traffic management training

COVID-19 temporary changes

Due to COVID-19, we have made temporary changes to traffic management training and accreditation requirements involving face-to-face training. We will also postpone the adoption of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management to reduce pressure on the industry. More information below. 


We are working with industry and registered training organisations to establish alternative training methods to reduce the need for face-to-face workplace gatherings and training. We will implement the following changes:

  1. Transition to virtual accreditation-renewal training
    We are working with RTOs to transition to virtual training environments for traffic controller renewal training and traffic management implementation renewal training. These programs will be available for virtual delivery in early May.  
  2. Require risk assessments for all classroom training 
    Virtual training is not considered to be appropriate for workers new to the industry due to the requirements for additional supervision and assessment. Where face-to-face delivery is required, group training should only be undertaken where the RTO has completed a risk assessment and can ensure the safety of attendees. 
  3. Extend practical experience deadline for trainee Traffic Controllers
    TMR will allow trainees new to industry up to six months (instead of the normal three months) to complete their 20 hours of practical experience, as part of the Traffic Controller training course. 
  4. Extend existing Traffic Management Implementation accreditations 
    All existing Traffic Management Implementation accreditations in Queensland that expire between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 will be automatically extended for 90 days from their expiry date. Holders of a Traffic Management Implementation accreditation will need to meet normal renewal requirements at the end of this period. 
  5. Temporarily exempt traffic controllers from undertaking renewal training
    Attendance at renewal training is key to ensuring workers have current information and best practice guidance. We strongly recommend all Traffic Controllers complete their virtual renewal training as soon as practical.

However, Traffic Controllers will be exempt from having to complete renewal training if their industry authority card expires between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and they are unable to access virtual or face-to-face renewal training.

All other requirements of the renewal application will have to be met, including:

  • the completion and lodging of an application
  • payment of the prescribed fee ($196.45)
  • completion of a Criminal History check
  • the provision of evidence to support their fitness for work (where applicable).  

If you have lost your job or unable to work due to an expired card you will need to contact your local training organisation to book the first available renewal course. 
We will be in regular contact with affected organisations to assist in any way we can. We appreciate your patience and support.

Adoption of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management 

The adoption of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management in Queensland, originally planned for August 2020, will be postponed to January 2021. We will continue to monitor the evolving priorities for industry and community and will work with our partners to support the transition.

If you have any concerns, please email

Traffic management training

From 1 October 2019, there will be changes to the Traffic Management Implementation (TMI) Renewal Program. Please contact one of the approved training providers for further information.

To deliver effective traffic management on our roads, the department specifies a number of targeted training courses. All of these training courses are undertaken by licensed Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). If you are interested in attending training please visit our approved training providers page.

The department has recently updated these training courses to improve the quality and consistency of traffic management at road work sites, and minimise impacts to drivers while maintaining safe working environments for all road work staff.

Course descriptions

Traffic Control 
Aimed at persons requiring departmental accreditation to control traffic in accordance with the procedures set out in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 3 (MUTCD) and the Traffic Controller Accreditation Scheme

Traffic Management Implementation (formerly referred to as Level 2 Traffic Management) 
Aimed at persons required to read, interpret, and implement traffic management plans and install/remove signs and devices in accordance with procedures set out in MUTCD Part 3

Traffic Management Design (replacing previous Level 3 Traffic Management)
Aimed at persons required to design/develop Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes in accordance with procedures set out in MUTCD Part 3.

A list of individuals currently qualified to provide Traffic Management Design services can be found below. Please note that this document does not list all current cardholders, only those who have provided consent to be listed. 

For a list of all card numbers and card status (no names or details) please view the TMD card status list. If you require any information regarding qualified individuals, please contact

A complete list of Traffic Management Design card numbers and their status can be found below:

Working in Proximity to Traffic 

The new eLearning program Working in Proximity to Traffic has been released as part of the department's drive to improve safety.

This program is broken into two online programs:

  • Working in Proximity to Traffic - Awareness Part 1
    For new entrants to the construction and traffic management industry or anyone who is required to participate in and/or carry out short term low impact work activities on or near the roadway or in proximity to traffic.

These programs replace former face-to-face training program - Level 1 Traffic Management training, and have been piloted with industry to ensure they meet current needs.

Access Technical Training for further information.

Working in Proximity to Traffic - Reference Materials

Find more courses and events

You can search, enrol and pay for technical training and events online using the department's learning management system, Accelerate. Accelerate also allows you to view a complete calendar of upcoming training and events via its interactive calendar.

Last updated
06 January 2021