AusQ Training specialise in traffic management training across Western Australia.

Operate Truck or Trailer Mounted Attenuator (OTMA)

Course Overview
This two (2) day nationally recognised course provides students with the theory and practical skills required to safely and efficiently operate a truck mounted attenuator (TMA). Our course is designed to develop skills and knowledge vital to the safe operation of a Truck Mounted Attenuators for use on WA roads. Our courses are aligned with industry requirements and allow participants the opportunity to experience a broad range of workplace situations. The course is delivered face to face and includes practical training and assessments using live traffic environments.

This level of Main Roads WA accreditation is required by anyone operating a truck mounted attenuator. Any TMA Operators who currently hold an interim accreditation will be required to obtain RIIRTM301D Operate a truck or trailer mounted attenuator within the next 2 years.

Important Note: Employers who need to complete this training are required to supply a Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) for the use during training and assessment.  The TMA supplied must be compliant with National & WA TMA requirements and also be fitted with a dual four point safety harness (required for training).  In the event a TMA is not able to be supplied by the employer for training or is non-compliant, we can arrange a TMA on your behalf via a hire arrangement at the applicable fee, subject to availability.

In consultation with key stakeholders, Main Roads WA have developed the below Guidelines for the use of TMAs in WA. The guidelines will require the use of TMAs to protect road workers on freeways and high volume high speed roads in the metropolitan area and will commence on 1 July 2017. Download Here

Course Duration
Two (2) days
7.45am arrival, 8.00am commencement

Training Locations
– Perth 561 Bickley Road, Maddington
– Bunbury 10 Allnut Court, Bunbury

Course Date/Fees
This course is available for group bookings only, therefore public training dates will not be displayed on our Training Calendar. Please contact our office with your training needs including the quantity of participants, preferred location and any specific requirements.

Upon successful completion, all participants will be issued with the following nationally recognised Statement of Attainment:
– RIIRTM301D Operate a truck or trailer mounted attenuator
AusQ Training is a Main Roads WA approved training provider therefore upon successful completion and meeting all the required Main Roads WA pre requisites participants will also receive a Main Roads WA Operate a Truck or Trailer Mounted Attenuator (OTMA) accreditation (valid for 3 years).

Pre Entry Requirements

Participants are required to:
– Provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
– Have good English literacy and reading skills as training will involve reading work instructions, writing safety documentation and interpreting traffic control diagrams
– Have a good level of physical fitness/health as training will involve lifting/moving signs and devices (approximately 6-8kgs each), setting up/packing down sites and getting in/out heavy vehicles frequently

Main Roads WA Prerequisites

In order to meet Main Roads WA requirements, participants MUST:
– Hold a current and valid Heavy Vehicle Licence of a suitable class to operate the TMA
– Hold a Construction Safety Awareness Card (White or Blue card)
– Hold a current Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) accreditation
– Documentary evidence of at least 80 hours experience driving a heavy vehicle in the last 6 months
– Documentary evidence of at least 50 hours experience traffic management in the last 6 months

Training Day/Catering
Participants are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled course start time. Catering will be provided for all public training courses including morning tea, lunch and tea/coffee facilities. If you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate this on your online enrolment or contact our office at least 5 working days prior to your course commencement date. All participants are required to bring their drivers licence, white card and any previous accreditation details.

What To Wear
All participants are required to wear appropriate work attire, including:
– Steel capped boots
– Hi-visibility clothing
– Gloves
– Hat/sun protection
– Wet weather gear
The above PPE is essential due to practical training and assessment completed during this course.

In the event PPE items are not available to a student prior to the course, please contact our office we may be able to organise additional PPE items to use during training, by arrangement in advance only.

This course is available for group bookings only, therefore public training dates will not be displayed on our Training Calendar. Please contact our office with your training needs including the quantity of participants, preferred location and any specific requirements – a written quote will be provided based on the specific training requirements.

Important Note:  This course does attract CTF funding allowing employers to save upto 80% off course costs therefore please let us know if you are eligible when discussing requirements.  AusQ Training is an approved CTF bulk biller. This allows us to pass on upfront CTF subsidies to employers when enrolling, making doing business with us even easier.  This means employers don’t have to worry about more paperwork or claim forms plus keep more money in their pockets.

CTF Subsidy

“The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.” For more details on CTF Subsidies Click Here

No other government training entitlements and subsidy arrangements are currently available for this course.


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It is common practice to use temporary speed zones on unsealed roads and Australian Standard 1742.3 Traffic control for works on roads allows their use (however, this is not mandated due to the low volume of traffic and economic considerations which shall be based on a risk assessment, see section 4.5 of AS1742.3).

It is also worth noting that it is common practice to speed zone unsealed sections of roads for side tracks and when the sealed surface has been removed due to road resurfacing.

View Sample Diagrams, to show how a work site may be set up on an unsealed road.

When speed zoning unsealed roads it is important to ensure the surface condition is inspected and maintained to an acceptable standard for the speed limit implemented. The END speed limit signs shall be used when terminating the temporary speeds.