Event traffic control is a critical aspect of ensuring the safety and efficiency of road users during special events, such as festivals, concerts, and sports events. It involves the planning, implementation, and maintenance of various measures and devices to control the flow of traffic and reduce the risk of accidents and congestion.
Let us help you learn more about the Event Traffic Control accreditation, what it entails, the benefits of having it and the responsibilities of an accredited event traffic controller.
Becoming an accredited Event Traffic Controller
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.
Who is suited for Event Traffic Controller Training?
This level of Main Roads WA accreditation is suited to event organisers/managers, event community groups or event volunteers.
What does the Event Traffic Controller accreditation allow you to do?
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. 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 Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) or Basic Worksite Traffic Management & Traffic Controller (BWTM & TC) training.
Can I get a job working as a traffic controller at roadworks after completing this training?
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 Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) or Basic Worksite Traffic Management & Traffic Controller (BWTM/TC) accreditation.
How can I access Event Traffic Controller training courses?
AusQ Training are an approved training provider by Main Roads WA to deliver the Event Traffic Controller courses anywhere across WA. This course type is offered to groups by request and booking only – public training courses are not offered. If you or your event group have a requirement, please contact our team to request a quote. Our team of trainers can travel to you and your location to provide training onsite.
Funding Available for 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 are subject to approval by Main Roads WA.
Need Event Traffic Management Training?
Let us assist, and check your eligibility to save 50% off event traffic control training. 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.