TC (Traffic Controller) Course Explained

October 20, 2016

TC (Traffic Controller) Course Explained


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Who should attend:

Anybody who is looking to carry out TTM duties on state highways or local roads is required to have a TC qualification. Will be working underneath an STMS as a Manual Traffic Controller (MTC / Stop/Go).


  • One day, typically from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Arrive 30 minutes early to find parking and register
  • After hours’ / night shift courses may be booked

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)
  • Authorities of a TC
  • Responsibilities
  • Equipment and signs
  • Operate as a Manual Traffic Controller (MTC) – Stop/Go
  • Static and mobile operations
  • Understanding and filling out correct documentation


  • Four open book tests:
  • Section A: Introduction and General
  • Section B: Equipment
  • Section C: Static Operations
  • Section D: Mobile Operations

You must achieve an average of 60% over all four tests to pass the course.

Method of delivery: Classroom workshop, PowerPoint Presentation


  • Successful participants will be issued with a temporary I.D. card as evidence until the NZTA TC Certificate and I.D. card arrives to your address by post and is valid for three years from the date of the course.

NZQA Unit Standards

In addition to the NZTA TC Course there are NZQA unit standards that require demonstrating a level of competency; candidates will physically implement TTM.

NZTA Course Unit Standard Description Credits Level
Level 1 TC 20878 Assist with temporary traffic management for low volume and Level 1 roads 1 2
5629 Assist with temporary traffic management site closure for Level 2 and 3 roads 2 2
5627 Operate as a Traffic Controller (TC) for low volume and Level 1 roads 4 3

We have released a new company called Evolve Training Academy which has all of our information and course dates.

More information and course dates: Traffic Management Course