Main Roads WA has recently made some positive changes to the units of competency that are delivered as part of the Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) 2-day and the Basic Worksite Traffic Management & Traffic Control (BWTM & TC) 3-day accreditation courses.
The nationally recognised RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures unit of competency has been removed as part of the delivery of both the Main Roads WA BWTM and BWTM & TC courses. This change comes in preparation for the upcoming temporary traffic management (TTM) harmonisation framework roll out. The RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures unit is not being included in the upcoming national harmonisation framework and therefore best to remove it now and commence alignment earlier.
AusQ Training supports this change and believes this is more suitable for learners, as the training time now saved will be repurposed for more directly temporary traffic management related learning topics.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will the course times be changed due to removal of the unit of competency?
No, our course times for the Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) and Basic Worksite Traffic Management & Traffic Control (BWTM & TC) will remain as is, in place of the knowledge and assessment that was required as part of the delivery of the RIIWHS201E unit, will now be replaced with more valuable learning directly related to the traffic management industry.
When does this change come into effect?
The AusQ Training team is working busy behind the scenes for this positive change and all our courses will be delivered without the RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures unit of competency, from Monday 1st January 2024.
Does this change affect any other course types?
Yes! Due to the removal of the unit of competency as part of the delivery of the Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) and Basic Worksite Traffic Management & Traffic Control (BWTM & TC) full course, there is now no longer a requirement to hold or have held this unit for BWTM and BWTM & TC reaccreditation training – which is fantastic news for anyone in the traffic management industry that is looking to relocate from another state (as noted, WA was the only state delivering this unit – therefore it becomes a lot easier to transfer your interstate accreditations)
AusQ Training offer a range of courses to assist you in the traffic management or construction industry, in Perth, Bunbury and all over WA – to view our range of public training courses [click here] or view our calendar here.
Make time to chat to one of our Customer Support Team members [here] to discuss your traffic management training needs.