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Event Traffic Controller (ETC)

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The Event Traffic Controller (ETC) course is a Main Roads WA developed course targeted to those who organise and work at events on and near roads. This non-accredited course is a minimum requirement for all persons working at events on roads, in a low-complex traffic environment and where the posted speed does not exceed 60kp/h. This short course provides participants with the necessary skills to implement event warning signs and maintain the safety of event goers and road users. The course is delivered face to face and includes theory assessments and simulated practical training and assessments. This level of Main Roads WA accreditation is suited to event organisers/managers, event community groups or event volunteers. Please note if you are required to implement signs and devices at an event location that has higher speeds such as 80kp/h zone, you will be required to undertake BWTM or BWTM/TC training.

Learning Outcomes

Plan and prepare for events in accordance to a TMP/TGS, WHS and legislative requirements

Stop and direct road users using a stop/slow bat where the posted speed does not exceed 60kp/h and understand stopping sight distances

Communicate with others and operate a two-way radio correctly and effectively

Identify risks/hazards and safety implications of traffic control at events and personal responsibilities

Monitor and close down traffic guidance schemes including conducting housekeeping duties


This is a non accredited course, therefore, no nationally recognised Statement of Attainments are included or issued.

AusQ Training is a Main Roads WA approved training provider, therefore, upon successful completion, participants will also receive a digital Main Roads WA Event Traffic Controller (ETC) accreditation (valid for 3 years). All certification records are issued in digital format and will be sent through your email.

Course Duration

7 Hours

Pre Entry Requirements

Participants are required to:

Provide photographic identification upon arrival at training course (eg driver’s licence, passport etc)

Have an adequate level of English literacy, numeracy and reading skills as training will involve reading work instructions and legislation, interpreting traffic guidance schemes, undertaking basic calculations, listening and questioning to clarify instructions

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 and standing for period of up to 2 hours conducting traffic control

In order to meet Main Roads WA requirements, participants MUST:

Current or previous valid and recognised driver’s licence by Department of Transport WA (We accept those who are currently on provisional licences, however, we are unable to accept learners permits)

Be at least 18 years of age

To wear appropriate work attire, including:

Steel capped footwear

Hi-visibility clothing

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

The above listed requirements and evidence must be supplied with your enrolment. This is required to allow issuing of  Main Roads WA accreditation at the successful completion of the course.


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.

CTF Subsidy
This course does not attract CTF Funding.

Funding Not For Profits
Main Roads WA provide funding for not for profit groups who can access a subsidy of up to 50% off training course costs.  AusQ Training must apply for this funding on your behalf at least 30 days prior to the course commencing. Eligibility and funding is subject to approval by Main Roads WA.

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

Group Bookings

Whether you need traffic management training for 1 to 500 people, basic to advanced training, delivered anywhere in Western Australia – we’ve got the capabilities to assist. If you would like us to travel to your workplace and provide training for a group of people, please take 2 minutes to complete our request form below.

By completing our request form, we will obtain details relating to your training requirements so we can better understand your needs.   Once your response has been received we will prepare a formal quote and current availability options for your consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, this level of accreditation is only suited for events on or near roads (not roadworks).  If you are wishing to gain employment working in the road construction or maintenance field, you will be required to consider the Main Roads WA BWTM or BWTM/TC accreditation.

This accreditation is valid for up to three (3) years and after which you are required to renew your accreditation again.  Due to being a short duration course, there is no dedicated reaccreditation course and therefore you undertake the training again.  During training, our Trainer will include and cover details about the changes that have occurred over the last 3 year period from when you’ve last undertaken your training.

Unfortunately, you will be unable to complete this training, as Main Roads WA require participants to hold a current driver’s licence in order to be issued an Event Traffic Controller (ETC) accreditation.

Have a question?

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Our clients include construction and traffic management organisations across WA.


What Our Customers Say About Us

I choose AusQ Training for the assistance with providing a refresher course for my AWTM. They were able to offer flexibility of service. I would recommend others to AusQ Training within the construction industry seeking Traffic Management training services.

Robbie Cribbin
Project Manager - Downer

We reached out to AusQ Training as it is a contract requirement for our operators to obtain this license to perform works within 3m of a road. AusQ were able to offer the training the soonest. We now have the ability to expand the number of staff we can resource to serve our contract. I would recommend AusQ to others as it is fast access to training that meets requirements.

John Markby
Operations Manager - Phillip Best Plumbing

I would love to just let you know that my trainer was incredibly amazing and I would highly recommend them to everyone! The trainer was very professional throughout the whole training course and made the situation so interesting! Honestly could not rate them enough. They were just absolutely amazing and so approachable! It made doing this course very very fun and makes me want to do another course just to have them as a trainer again!!

Tyler Bond
Student - Private

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