Site Traffic Management Specialist CAT A (STMS A) – Practising: Mentoring and Assessment Programme

Following the successful completion of your STMS CAT A/B NP workshop, this four-day programme is a mentoring, verification, and assessment pathway to assist you with achieving the STMS CAT A - Practising Warrant. An experienced TTM Mentor will coach, mentor, and prepare you for your STMS CAT A practical assessment which you will undertake on day four.

This is a four-day comprehensive onsite training and mentoring programme including observations, verifications and the STMS CAT A Practical Assessment.

Who is this for?

Organisations who:

  • do not have the internal mentoring capability
  • do not have the internal expertise
  • do not have the TTM plant and equipment to self-deliver
  • require ease of facilitation
  • want to expedite the process as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • need their team functioning at full capacity to deliver their normal workload

If you don't have the knowledge, capability, and time to put your workers through the STMS CAT A Practising Warrant, this is the solution for you!


Day 1-3: Your TTM Mentor will work closely with you to coach and mentor you throughout the day. They will complete observations and verifications of the following:


  • briefings
  • on-site training
  • carry out practical tasks
  • obtain verifications of tasks 1 - 4 as outlined in US 31963 (STMS A)
  • debriefs (including any STMS Mentor recommendations for further training required prior to assessment)


Day 4: 

As the trainee’s success of this programme is competency based, at the end of Day 3, the TTM Mentor will discuss with the trainee their recommendations for how the programme for Day 4 will run. It will be negotiated with the trainee, assessor, and key contact to decide if Day 4 will be a further day of mentoring with a dummy run of the assessment or the actual assessment.


Option 1: Further Mentoring Required

Full day toolbox training and assessment methodology

  • CAT A is implementing closure of a live lane with alternating flow control methodology
  • Visit to site to see sign placement points and practise calls
  • Dummy Run of the closure 


Option 2: Assessment


 You will spend 2 hours thoroughly preparing with your TTM Mentor for your assessment tasks. An assessor will then meet you on site to observe and assess you demonstrating the STMS CAT A practical assessment tasks. 

You will complete:

  • assessment preparation
  • assessment tasks 5 - 7 as outlined in US 31963 (STMS A)
  • paperwork to compile verifications and evidence

Successful participants will be awarded the STMS CAT A warrant, with the knowledge and skills to perform your role safely and compliantly. 


What is included: 

  • We provide all TTM equipment and traffic management vehicles including signs and cones
  • An approved Traffic management plan for the mentoring and assessment
  • Assessment documentation including the Trainee assessment (US 31963) 
  • On-site records, hazard identification documentation and any other paper resources you will need (you may supply your own)
  • A certificate of completion which will be available for download as a PDF to your phone or computer to use as evidence


What you need to bring:

  • Your own PPE including:
    • Hi-vis vest
    • Long sleeves / pants (long longs)
    • Hard hat
    • Safety glasses
    • Gloves
    • Steel-cap, lace up boots
    • Wet weather gear (weather dependent)
  • A good attitude and willingness to learn

Please note that we follow MoH recommendations, mandates and guidelines when required - due to the constantly changing landscape we are not putting specific/current guidelines on our website. 

Please refer to this link for the most up to date information: COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) | Ministry of Health NZ


Important information: 

  • Please be aware that on-site mentoring and verification is subject to schedule. As you will be going out to live worksites; there are can be cancellations due to weather, logistics, delays or changes in scope of work. 
  • If your scheduled verification worksite is cancelled or no longer appropriate, we will do our best to provide a different worksite to complete your verification or if this is not possible, your verification will be postponed.
  • In the event of this happening, we will notify you as soon as possible, however there will be no refund or compensation for lost time or revenue due to the external factors outside of our control. 
  • This programme has not been setup to generate large amounts of revenue, it is purely a service to our customers who are unable to self-deliver the requirements for STMS CAT A-Practising. 


Payment requirements: 

  • To secure your place on this programme you must have confirmed payment 48 hours prior to the workshop starting or have a payment plan or agreement in place.
  • No shows or cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  • If you can find a replacement, there will be a $50.00 admin fee.
  • The initial cost is broadly based on 1 day of training, 2 days of verifications and 1 day of assessments, but if the trainee is deemed by the TTM Mentor as Not Yet Competent (NYC) for one or two of the verifications, more will need to be done.
    • This is a competency-based programme, so if additional mentoring or verifications are required and the trainee needs more help than what is outlined in this schedule, we will notify you as soon as we know and inform you of the additional costs. 
    • This programme requires dedicated commitment from the candidate to ensure they have the best opportunity of being successful. Your trainee needs to be fully engaged, have a good attitude and have a willingness to learn. Select your candidate wisely. 

The STMS CAT A - NP warrant is a prerequisite to this programme. You will need to provide evidence prior to attending. 

Book this course

  • Programme

    This is a managed programme with no scheduled date. We will be in contact to coordinate dates and times with you following your application.