The Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM)

TIME: 0700 - 1500

DURATION: 12hrs (2 DAYS)

COST $300

DATES: Calendar

**Subject to change

This course is suitable for anyone required to work on or near Western Australian roads, who are required to read, interpret and implement a traffic management plan. With Basic Worksite Traffic Management accreditation, a person may handle and erect traffic management signs and devices according to the applicable traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme. This accreditation DOES NOT allow the controlling of traffic with a stop/slow bat.
The BWTM is a two (2) day course, which is delivered face to face with an emphasis on practical training and assessment.  


Course Dates, Locations & Fees

For information regarding upcoming training dates, locations and fees please see our Training Calendar
*Note: Students are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled course start time, late attendees may be refused entry to the course..


2 Days (12hrs)



Participants will need to meet the following:

  • Hold the WorkSafe Construction Safety Awareness Card (White or Blue card)

  • Provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Create or find your USI Here

**If you do not hold a Construction Safety Awareness Card (White Card) you will need to enrol in one of our courses which includes the White Card unit. This can be delivered in conjunction with the Traffic Management** 

Entrants will need to have good level of physical fitness and health as training will involve:

  • Lifting/moving signs and devices (approximately 6-8kgs each)

  • Setting up/packing down sites 

  • Standing for period of up to 2 hours


Finally, participants will need a level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet the requirements of the course, at a minimum the ability to:

  • Comply with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions

  • Identify and select appropriate traffic guidance scheme and implement traffic management plans

  • Apply legislative requirements

  • Describe the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances

  • Clearly communicate on a hand held radio

Course Content

At the completion of the BWTM course you will have gained an understanding of the relevant Australian, State and Territory traffic management legislation and be able to demonstrate the required level of skills and knowledge in relation to;

  • Requirements set down by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices

  • Traffic management plans, signs and devices

  • Site and equipment safety requirements

  • Hazard identification, job safety analysis and safe work method statements

  • Basic signalling and radio operations

Assessment Method

Knowledge based questionnaires and practical demonstration.


Upon successful completion, all participants will receive:

1. Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by Star Training & Assessing (RTO 21830) for the following units:

2. Perth Traffic Training on behalf of Star Training & Assessing is a Main Roads WA approved training provider therefore, upon successful completion and meeting all the required Main Roads WA pre-requisites, participants will also receive a Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM)  Accreditation, valid for 3 years from date of issue.

3. MRWA Traffic Management ID Card with photo, valid for three years from date of issue.

Public Access Accreditation Listing

All participants who successfully complete the course will have the below information added to a registry on the Main Roads website, for viewing by the general public or the purpose of Accreditation verification.

The information listed will include:

  • Graduate’s Name

  • Level of Accreditation

  • Accreditation reference number

  • Date of Accreditation and the Expiry date

Training Day

Dress Code

The first day of this course is classroom based and therefore casual, comfortable clothing is acceptable. Students are required to wear appropriate clothing for the practical component of the course on Day 2, including

  • hi- visibility long sleeved shirt (If you do not have hi-vis, we have vests that you can borrow)

  • long pants 

  • safety boots (steel cap)

Please dress to the weather conditions such as a hat and sunscreen for warm, sunny weather and wet weather attire for wet days.


Tea & coffee is provided each day. There are some nearby food outlets to purchase your lunch and kitchen facilities if you require, should you bring your own.

Parking & Transportation

Free Parking is available, however please adhere to signage as some areas have time limitations. Our training venue is located near Gosnells Train Station. There is a bus stop right out front of the venue.


Re-accreditation of all traffic management accreditation holders is required every three (3) years.  It is a requirement that ‘refresher training’ is undertaken, within three months of expiry to gain re-accreditation with Main Roads WA. Failure to sit the Refresher training by the end of the three months will require the full course to be taken again.

Please note that once your card expires you cannot implement traffic management on Western Australian roads.

Reaccreditation Training is available for this accreditation for those able to meet the pre-requisite requirements – find out more here.


Construction Training Fund (CTF) Subsidy is applicable to this course, for eligible participants only. See our Subsidy Page for further info regarding eligibility.


“The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.”


No other government training entitlements and subsidy arrangements are currently available for this course.

How To Enrol

To secure your spot in any of our courses, please head over to our course calendar and select the course you wish to enrol in, then follow the prompts to complete your online enrolment.

All courses require upfront payment, unless you have an approved account with Perth Traffic Training.

Once your booking request has been received, we will review your enrolment to ensure all pre-requisites have been met. Upon approval by our admissions team your spot in the course will be confirmed via email.