Have you previously worked as a traffic controller interstate and are looking at transferring your traffic control accreditation in WA? Then read on…
Traffic Controllers are fast becoming a career choice of many. We see all types of people undertake traffic management training from bright-eyed 18-year-olds to semi-retired grey nomads and everything in between.
With WAs government having a strong focus on infrastructure, this is a huge boost for the traffic management industry, and we are seeing an increase of accredited interstate traffic controllers making the move to WA.
Each state does have different requirements and governing bodies (WA is governed by Main Roads WA), therefore, to understand your situation we will need to know where and when your temporary traffic management accreditations were completed and issued. It is important to be aware that currently at the time of writing this article, each state and territory have varying traffic management training frameworks eg some states have higher requirements with multiple units of competencies and others have lesser or no formal requirements. Therefore each scenario will be different and we treat it case by case, with the ultimate goal to find the best and easier pathway option.
In the event you have completed training in another state and have received nationally recognised qualification statement of attainments, we will also request that you please provide copies of these documents when enquiring.
Once we have reviewed your previous accreditations and your statements of attainments, we can make an assessment on which pathway or bridging course is best suited for your needs and required for you to be eligible to work on WA roads. Generally speaking, where the same units of competencies are held, this will involve a shortened bridging course, such as a 1-day course, however, each scenario is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
So, we suggest following the steps below and contacting our customer support team to assist in achieving Main Roads WA accreditations:
- Provide copy of nationally recognised qualification statement of attainments OR download USI Transcript
- Contact our customer support team to discuss your training requirements and pricing (as noted above this is done on a case-by-case basis and therefore pricing will be discussed per your case)
Your FAQs Answered
Driver’s Licence Requirements for Traffic Controller Accreditation in WA
When pursuing your traffic management and traffic control accreditations certification in Western Australia (WA), it’s essential to meet the course pre-entry requirements established by Main Roads WA. These prerequisites include holding a White Card and a full driver’s licence. Check below for all course pre-entry requirements.
Transferring an overseas driver’s licence to WA
If you are considering a move or have recently relocated to WA, the first step is to have your overseas driver’s licence recognised. The Department of Transport WA provides detailed information on eligibility, documentation required, and any tests for a smooth transition of your driving privileges in WA.
Transferring an interstate driver’s licence to WA
If you’ve moved to WA from another Australian State or Territory, you can use your home state driver’s licence for up to 3 months. After this period, you must transfer your licence to a WA licence to continue driving legally in the State. For more information , please click here WA Licence Transfer.
Understanding Regional Areas in Western Australia
Regional areas in Western Australia are locations outside of major cities and metropolitan regions. These areas include rural towns, smaller communities, and remote locations not within the metropolitan vicinity. For road traffic control, specific training and certifications are essential, given the diverse traffic conditions and road networks in these regions.
Traffic Management Career Opportunities for Job Seekers in Western Australia
The best times of the year to find work in the traffic management industry in Western Australia can vary depending on job market trends. However, there are several general periods that provided favorable opportunities for job seekers looking at gaining employment in the traffic management industry.:
- Early Year (January to March) : at the start of the year, many companies set new budgets and hiring plans as they prepare for the year ahead, resulting in an increase in job opportunities across various sectors.
- Mid-Year (May to July) : During this period, some industries, such as mining and construction, may experience an upswing in hiring activity owing to the cooler weather conditions.
- End of the Year (September to November) : Towards the end of the year, job advertisements also experience a surge as business gear up for the holiday season, making it another opportune time for job seekers.
While prior experience is undoubtedly valuable, it’s not the only deciding factor in securing a job. Employers often value the fresh perspectives and eagerness to learn that newcomers bring to the table. Even if you don’t have previous experience in the field, there are still ample opportunities to secure employment.
Construction Training Funding (CTF)
Unfortunately to be eligible for Construction Training Funding you need evidence of working in WA e.g. if you have come from Queensland, you won’t qualify for CTF until you can provide 6 months of working in the WA Construction industry, you can then make a direct claim at a later date.
Have more questions?
Do you have more questions regarding transferring your interstate traffic control accreditations in WA?
Feel free to contact our customer support team we are more than happy to assist.
Do you need training?
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 a time to chat to one of our Customer Support Team members [here] to discuss your traffic management training needs.