Level 1 STMS

STMS Qualification Overview:

This course provides in depth training on Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) guidelines, skills and requirements set out by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for work activities on Level 1 Roads.

Who should attend:

Anybody who has at least one-month experience as a TC and wishes to carry out TTM duties on state highways or local roads. As a Level 1 STMS you will be responsible for the safe installation and operation of TTM at worksites. This course is also ideal for those in a supervisory or planning role who need a more in depth understanding of CoPTTM, for example Film location managers, worksite foremen, site engineers.


Two days, typically from 09:00 to 17:00 each day
After hours / night shift courses may be booked

Course Content

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)
  • Authorities of an STMS
  • Responsibilities
  • Legal requirements
  • Traffic Management Plan (TMP) Design
  • Equipment and signs
  • Working with the Road Controlling Authority (RCA)
  • Audit Level 1 worksites
  • Static and mobile operations
  • Understanding and completing correct documentation

Learning environment:

The course is predominantly classroom based with optional practical exercises. Computers are provided to all attendees. Attendees will be taught to navigate the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM) to find answers to tests and questions. This is an extremely useful tool as it empowers the STMS to find solutions to problems in the field and facilitates on-going learning.
Maximum class size of 15 to ensure all learners get the quality attention and guidance they need.

Practical content:

Ask us about our practical, hands on, competency based STMS workshops. The NZTA STMS qualification is theory based and requires no demonstration of in the field application. We offer a half day or one-day practical workshop which puts the theory learned throughout the course into practical use. This is highly recommended for those who will be working on the road.


Successful participants will be issued with a temporary photo I.D. card as evidence until the NZTA STMS Certificate and I.D. card arrives which is valid for three years

Cost: $440.00 + GST ($506.00)

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