With the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA and Auckland Transport (AT) announcing a $28 billion funding package for Auckland roading and public transport projects the Temporary Traffic Management industry will see major growth over the next decade – and with this will come a high demand for competent and trained traffic controllers.
The Temporary Traffic Management industry is currently perceived as being at the bottom of the barrel and low skilled due to a lack of practical competency-based training. To counter this NZTA is rolling out a competency framework which will offer a New Zealand Certificate (NZC) in Temporary Traffic Management – traffic management will become a certified trade – just like a builder, plumber, electrician.
With the roll-out of the NZC expected to begin in 2019, now is the perfect time for anyone looking for a new exciting career to enter the TTM industry and get ahead of the game. Parallaxx Ltd is offering all NZTA traffic control courses currently available.
Traffic Control Courses We Offer:
- Level 1 Basic Traffic Control (TC)
- Level 1 Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS)
- Level 2/3 Non-Practising STMS
- Level 2/3 Practising STMS
- All associated Refresher Courses
Why would anyone want a career as a traffic controller in the Temporary Traffic Management industry in NZ? What are the employment benefits?
a. Strong career options with fast pay progression and a solid traffic management training system – we have seen people start on $16.50 p/h on the stop/go paddle and progress to $27.00 closing the motorway in as little as 9 months.
b. Excellent working conditions, from doing a Stop/Go at Piha beach to helping close Auckland’s motorways at night, there are opportunities in traffic control for everyone.
c. Flexibility for a work-life balance, traffic management is a 24/7 job so there is always work day, night, weekdays and weekends.
d. Traffic management courses are applicable NZ wide – your qualifications allow you to work anywhere in New Zealand.
e. A growing industry, as more Health and Safety legislation comes in and the focus on safety is higher every day, traffic management training is in ever-increasing demand.
f. Upskilling is easy from a traffic controller (TC) to an STMS – your employer will most likely pay for this for you.
So what are you waiting for? Become a highly employable worker through Parallaxx Training’s Level 1 Basic Traffic Control workshop and start your next journey.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about life as a traffic controller or take an introductory course, contact Parallaxx today – we all started as traffic controllers.