Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller (TC) Course

Book your Level 1 Basic Traffic Control Course (TC) online at Parallaxx. This one day course is an introduction to Temporary Traffic Management (TTM). Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills required to setup and maintain a basic worksite. The TC course is a prerequisite to all other TTM courses and can be used to refresh an existing TC qualification.

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  • 21 Aug 2018
    1 day, Tue 08:00 AM - Tue 04:00 PM
    • $259.00 excl. GST
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  • 27 Aug 2018
    1 day, Mon 08:00 AM - Mon 04:30 PM
    • $259.00 excl. GST
  • 04 Sep 2018
    1 day, Tue 08:00 AM - Tue 04:30 PM
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  • 14 Sep 2018
    1 day, Fri 08:00 AM - Fri 04:30 PM
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  • 18 Sep 2018
    1 day, Tue 08:00 AM - Tue 04:30 PM
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Who needs to do a Level 1 Basic Traffic Control Course:

  • Those who are required to take control of a worksite on a Level 1 Road or are working around Temporary Traffic Management. For example: arborists, civil workers, utilities, assets workers.
  • Chorus / Visionstream contractors
  • Consultants, Developers, Surveyors, Project Managers, Engineers
  • Anybody who needs to further their knowledge about working on the road
  • Those with an expired TC warrant or those needing to refresh their current TC warrant


  • 1 Day – 8 Hours including lunch and breaks
  • Generally starting at 8:00 am and finishing around 4:30 pm


  • $259.00 + GST per/person ($297.85.00 including GST)
  • Includes:
    • Tea, coffee, lunch
    • A temporary ID card
    • No hidden costs
  • If you are a repeat customer please enquire about group rates/bulk rates and we can provide you preferred supplier rate

Course Content:

  • The course begins with an introduction to the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)
  • Authorities and responsibilities of a Traffic Controller
  • Equipment and signs used at road work sites
  • Operate as a Manual Traffic Controller (MTC) – Stop/Go
  • Static worksites and layout distances (where to place signs)
  • Mobile operations (how to set up a worksite or carry out inspection activities)
  • A run through of documentation used at TTM worksites like the On-Site Record


  • There are four open book tests on each section of CoPTTM covered in the presentation (A, B, C, D)
  • You must achieve 60% or more in each of the tests to pass
  • The tests are open book and attendees are provided a tablet and shown how to navigate CoPTTM for answers


  • PowerPoint presentation delivered by industry experts
  • Large open plan room with air-conditioning


  • Evidence of qualification is extremely important, especially those who need to provide evidence for jobs or contract work
  • We provide every attendee with a named ID card as evidence of attending the course - this has been approved by Auckland Transport
  • Our system will automatically create and send you a PDF certificate on completion of the course - no waiting around for days for your certificate to be sent out
  • NZTA take 8-12 weeks to send the official certificate, the ID card and PDF certificate can be used as evidence until the NZTA certificate arrives
  • The TC qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of the course

NZQA Unit Standards:

 If you would like to gain NZQA credits on your record of achievement, please let us know on the day of your course and we will issue you a workbook to complete in your own time. 

We offer the following unit standards for Level 1 Basic TC:

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


No Prerequisite:

This is the entry level to TTM and there are no prerequisites for this course, however it is recommended that attendees have been exposed to TTM before, to get full benefit from the course. We also recommend this course (rather than the Level 1 STMS Refresher for TCs who wish to refresher every 3 years).