STMS Universal

How it works: 

The STMS-U qualification will give you base STMS knowledge for the STMS category A, B or C learning blocks, and the STMS Mobile learning block.  

Who should attend: 

Any person who is intending to be: 

  • An onsite STMS on a category A, B or C road environment or in a mobile operation 
  • A Traffic Operations Manager 
  • A TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor or TTM Trainer, TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager. 

Workshop Prerequisites:

  • TMO current or expired no more than 12 months, or
  • TMO -NP current or expired no more than 12 months, or
  • Current TC, or 
  • Current TC (I) 

Please refer to the Waka Kotahi website for more information.


The learning consists of a two-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. 

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (generally) 
  • 8 hours (including breaks) 
  • Weekdays - However, we can organise weekend workshops if you have a group. 

What to Bring:

What to bring to the workshop:

Everything you require for the workshop participation is provided by Parallaxx.

However, for Auckland based workshop attendees, if you have your own laptop, you are welcome to bring this for use in the workshop. This option is currently only available for Auckland workshop attendees.

We encourage you to bring your own laptop for the following reasons:

  • You will find navigating the workshop content more easily on a device that you are familiar with,
  • You can bookmark useful pages and content for future reference,
  • You can download items to your device

Please note: We do provide tablets for anyone that does not have their own device.

Everything you require for the workshop participation is included and you are welcome to use one of our tablets.

Pricing and Payment: 

Cost: $759.00 + GST ($872.85 incl. GST) per person

If you are a recruitment agency or will have on-going registrations, please give us a call or email to discuss options. We have three payment options:

  • Credit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Invoice

All workshops must be paid for prior to attending unless you have an arrangement with us.

Please note Parallaxx Terms and Conditions regarding cancellations and non-attendance at workshops.


Scheduled Courses: The following fees will apply when attendees choose to cancel their booked places on a course:

  • Cancellation received 1 working day before the course - 50% of the course cost
  • Cancellation not received before the course – no refund – total course cost applies. An attendee who cancels on the day of the course is not entitled to a refund. An attendee who cancels off a re-booked course will not be entitled to a refund.

What is included in the workshop? 

  • Lunch, Tea and Coffee 
  • Temporary warrant card for use as evidence of qualification 
  • PDF certificate emailed following workshop completion 
  • Samsung tablet to use with workshop material (you may bring your own laptop or device to load CoPTTM onto)

Workshop content: 

  • navigating the CoPTTM 
  • reading a TMP and checking that it is suitable for a site (fit for purpose) 
  • identifying, assessing, and managing risk 
  • understanding layout distances 
  • planning a deployment (site setup) and calculating resources 
  • completing a TTM crew briefing 
  • checking a worksite 
  • being a leader. 


  • The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop
  • There is an optional unit standard for the STMS-U warrant - US 31961: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management.


  • Qualified trainers who are industry experts will facilitate the workshop 
  • The workshop is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation 
  • Interactive with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions 
  • Large open plan room with air-conditioning 

Workshop Qualification

Evidence of qualification is extremely important, especially for those who need to provide proof of qualification for jobs or contract work. 

Following successful completion of the workshop, you will receive: 

  • On request we will report (for an additonal charge of $65.00 + GST) the unit standard 31961 - STMS U - Site Traffic Management Specialist Universal
  • Certificate for completion of workshop - no waiting around for days for your certificate to be sent out, our system will automatically create and send it to you. 


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