Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM)

Theory and practical skills required to implement a traffic management plan, ensuring traffic flow is maintained and the safety risk to all road users and workers is minimised. This course is a mandatory requirement if working on or near roads within WA.

Course duration

2 days

Suitable for

Anyone working on or near WA roads, such as controlling and managing traffic as part of their normal duties.

Course includes

  • plan and prepare basic worksite traffic management
  • set out the traffic guidance scheme
  • monitor traffic guidance scheme
  • close down traffic guidance scheme
  • clean up work area
  • prepare, plan and carry out required workplace communication
  • work safety and follow WHS policies and procedures.


  • Provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Hold (or have held) an Australian Drivers Licence (a Learns Permit is not acceptable)
  • Hold a Worksafe WA Construction Safety Awareness Training Card (blue card) or Construction Induction Card (White Card)
  • Have good English literacy and reading skills as training will involve reading work instructions, writing safety documentation and interpreting traffic guidance schemes
  • Have good level of physical fitness/health as training will involve lifting/moving signs and devices (approximately 6-8kgs each) and setting up/packing down sites.

What to bring

Evidence of your current prerequisites will need to be presented to trainer and the assessor on the day

What to wear

  • PPE Level 1, including:
    • Hat/Sun protections
    • gloves
    • Wet weather gear – weather dependent

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements


Written and practical assessment


  • A Certificate of Completion at the end of this course
  • A Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of individual units of competency

Additional Information

Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) accreditation is valid for 3 years.

Associated Authorisations

Z0524 Basic Worksite Traffic Management
For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently available, please contact PTS to request a booking.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures (RIIWHS201D)
  • Communicate in the workplace (RIICOM201D)
  • Implement traffic management plan (RIIWHS302D)

Related Courses