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 (White Card)
  • Have good English literacy and reading skills as training will involve reading work instructions, writing safety documentation and interpreting traffic control diagrams
  • Have good level of physical fitness/health as training will involve lifting/moving signs and devices (approximately 6-8kgs each), setting up/packing down sites.

Note: All prerequisites must be current and need to be presented at registration.

What to wear

  • PPE Level 1
  • Hat/Sun protections
  • Wet weather gear – weather dependent

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

What to bring

  • Evidence of your current prerequisites will need to be presented on the day


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

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)