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Traffic Controller

Ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and workers by directing the flow and speed of vehicles.

What's it like to be a Traffic Controller?

Traffic Controllers direct the flow and speed of vehicles, and ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and workers. Traffic Controllers are often relied on for manual control of vehicles where automatic lights are unavailable, such as next to road works, construction sites, during public events and as part of a coordinated emergency response.

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Traffic Controllers work outdoors in all kinds of weather. They are required to have good communication and sequential planning skills.

What can I earn as a Traffic Controller?

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How to become a Traffic Controller


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You’ll need accreditation to enable you to work as a Traffic Controller, which lasts for 3 years (after which you’ll need to reapply). Your accreditation will likely be limited to the state or territory it’s earned in, so check with your state government department for more details.

  1. Complete a course that covers both Implement Traffic Control Guidance Plan (RIISS00041) and Traffic Control Management (RIISS00044) components. The Traffic Control Management component allows you to set up and prepare a site, as well as use the Stop/Slow Bat.
  2. Earn a White Card, which will allow you to safely enter construction zones all around Australia.

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How do Traffic Controllers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 96 Traffic Controllers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.4
Job satisfaction
3.5
Career progression opportunities
3.2
Job security
3.0
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
3.5

Job market trends for Traffic Controllers
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Latest Traffic Controller reviews

Latest reviews from 80 Traffic Controllers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Great people ok working condition, no respect long hours its a but of good and bad
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
TMA operator / Traffic controller
The good things
It's a Job where hour's can be very long or very short, the industry dose not pay what it used to and the rules can compliance can be overwhelming. as far as health and safety long hours on your feet ...
The challenges
Some times clients can be hard, regalations just plain stupid and unsafe with very little support from most governing bodys, vehicles and general public can be very had to deal with from vehicles not ...
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Aug 2019
Traffic control is a easy job but probably something you only want to do if you can't get any other work.
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Traffic controller
The good things
Get to travel heaps, lots of work available for the right people when all the contracts arise. Pretty easy job to do set up site for the client's needs then get in position to do traffic control stayi...
The challenges
The biggest challenge is traffic surprisingly lots of people don't understand to abide the rules when traffic control is implemented or don't want to abide by them because they are in a hurry an dont ...
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