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Operate Truck Mounted Attenuator (OTMA)

Short CoursesCoursesReaccreditation
This one (1) day reaccreditation course provides participants with updated information on the latest changes and requirements to safely and efficiently operate a truck-mounted attenuator (TMA). Truck-mounted attenuator operators play an important role in operating TMAs in ensuring all other members of the work crews are adequately protected from out of control errant vehicles in or around a work zone, a trafficable lane, or road verge area. TMAs are designed to safely absorb the kinetic energy of an errant vehicle should it impact it. Drivers must have the knowledge and understanding for work crew safety including the correct location, providing suitable shunt-forward distances, adequate warning systems for work crew and travelling public if possible.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of the latest regulatory and industry changes and requirements over the last 3 year period

Knowledge about changes to legislative resources such as Main Roads WA Code of Practice for Works on Road & Events, Austroads Guides etc

Verification of skills to correctly position and operate a TMA in different work scenarios

Verification of skills to complete pre-operational inspection checks of a TMA

Verification of skills operating a TMA at static and mobile worksites including emergency planning preparedness

Verification of skills correctly communicating, two-way radio communications and operating a VMS and arrow board devices on the TMA

Course Duration

Days Time
1 day 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes prior course times)

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 guidance schemes

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 getting in/out heavy vehicles frequently.

Hold a Statement of Attainment in RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace or equivalent

Hold a Statement of Attainment in RIIRTM301E Operate a truck or trailer mounted attenuator

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

Hold a current and valid HR Heavy Vehicle Licence to operate a TMA

Have evidence of being issued with a valid Worksafe WA Construction Safety Awareness Training Card (blue card) or Construction Induction (White Card)

Hold a current Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) accreditation

Hold a current Main Roads WA Operate Truck Mounted Attenuator (OTMA) accreditation

Details of a minimum of three (3) worksites with a supervisor’s contact details that can be verified. Details required to provide will include the date of work, site location and suburb, description of works, contractor, supervisor name and contact details. These must be within the last twelve (12) months

A completed and signed site specific SMWS, JSA or other hazard assessment used on a worksite by the applicant within the last twelve (12) months

Provide documentary evidence of operating TMAs at six (6) worksites in the last six (6) months performing both set-out and close down of the Traffic Guidance Scheme. Details required to provide will include the date of work, site location and suburb, description of works, contractor, supervisor name and contact details

Provide details of a minimum of 3 occasions operating heavy vehicles with the name of supervisor and details to be verified

Note: When operating Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) it is a mandatory requirement to use a fitted four-point safety harness at all times. During training and assessment, students will be required to harness themselves into a four-point safety harness that measures approximately 630mm in length, that straps across the candidate’s waist and chest areas. If students are close to this measurement, please contact us to arrange a safety harness suitability assessment, prior to undertaking training.

To wear appropriate work attire, including:

steel capped boots

hi-visibility clothing


hat/sun protection

wet weather gear (where required)

This PPE is essential due to practical training and assessment completed during this course


Metropolitan Rate $556 per person

No GST for Nationally Accredited Training.

Construction Training Fund (CTF) SubsidyMetropolitan Rate $248 – You pay $308 per personNote: This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.

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.

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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.

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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!!

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