Short-term non compliance at roadwork sites (during set-up & breakdown)

In TMR’s June Traffic Management Newsletter they have acknowledged that during set-up of a worksite there may be some short-term non-compliance with some MUTCD clauses. See below for what they have said.

During set-up and removal of traffic control devices at road worksites, it is acknowledged that non-compliances withsome clauses of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will occur.

This can include, for example, when signs and devices are installed in one direction of travel, and not the other, offset speed zones will be created. While the MUTCD does not permit offset speed zones on two lane two way roads (other than at buffer zones), any such non-conformance during the set-up or removal process is not considered a nonconformance with the requirements of the MUTCD.

TMR encourages traffic control providers to minimise the set-up and removal times as much as possible, and proactively manage risks associated with any non-compliance.” – Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, Traffic Management Newsletter (June 2019).

For the full newlsetter visit the TMR website here.

 

 

 

Handy links for the Traffic Control Course (Stop/Slow)

Are you booking into a Stop/Slow – Traffic Controller (TC) course with us and are looking for more information?

For those people thinking about completing the course and becoming a TC, we suggest reading the information on Transport and Main Roads Qld’s website here.

And don’t forget to read the information on the relevant course pages of our website:

Traffic Control Course Full (New Entrant)
Traffic Control Course Renewal

Finally, you should also read the information about the course in our Student Handbook, which can be found via our Terms of Use page.

We are of course always happy to answer any questions about the course which you may have, so if you do have further questions please contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) to discuss.

We look forward to booking you into one of our upcoming TC courses!

Traffic Management Technical Documents

Don’t forget that many of the documents that we use in the traffic management industry get updated throughout the year. It’s important to regularly check for any updates via the appropriate websites / government agencies who publish these documents.

 

  • The current QLD versions of the MUTCD & Supp Notes can be found via the TMR website here.
  • The current QLD TCASAP can be found via the TMR website here .
  • The current QLD Main Roads Technical Specifications can be found via the TMR website here.
  • The current QLD Traffic Management for Construction or Maintenance Work COP (2008) can be found via the Worksafe QLD website here.
  • The current TMR fact sheets for Works on Roads can be found via TMR’s website here.
  • The current QLD Traffic Controller Clothing Standard can be found via the TMR website here.
  • The current QLD version of the TORUM can be found via the QLD Legislation website here.
  • The current QLD TRUM can be found via the TMR website here.
  • The current Australian Standard 1742.3-2009 can be found via the SAI Global website here.
  • The  AustRoads Guides to Temporary Traffic Management can be found via the AustRoads website here

 

If you have any questions about upcoming traffic control,  traffic management implementation or traffic management design courses in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, please peruse our website or contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or training@acquiredawareness.com.au.

TMD training in Mackay and upcoming locations

Last week Acquired Awareness visited Mackay to facilitate a Traffic Management Design (TMD) course.

Just this year we have trained traffic management implementation (TMI) in Normanton (Far North Qld), and the TMD in Barcaldine (Central Qld), Cairns (Far North QLD) and now Mackay,

The above regional locations show our commitment to providing outstanding training to all of Queensland.

We’re now looking forward to our upcoming TMD courses in Roma, Hervey Bay, Brendale, Coomera and Caloundra.

If you’re thinking of completing the TMD course, or looking at booking one of your employees in, contact us now on 3881 3008 (option 2) for more information.

 

Don’t forget we also offer the traffic control (Stop/Slow), traffic management implementation (signage and devices implementation) and white card courses.

Contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or email us at training@acquiredawareness.com.au to book in now!

USI Numbers – What are they? What do they do?

Every year millions of people across Australia undertake nationally recognised training in the VET sector. Previously it was difficult to keep track of who did what courses, when they completed them, and whether or not they passed. With this in mind the federal government mandated that RTO’s report all instances of nationally recognised training to one centralised hub.

Through this one central location RTO’s advise when a learner completed a course, whether or not a learner has passed a course and attained the particular qualification and many other details.

 

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) system was put in place from the 1st of January 2015. This means that any people who have undertaken nationally recognised training since this date will have their completion of those courses recorded on the USI system.*

You are able to download / print off a transcript of all completed courses since 1 January 2015, with there no longer being any doubt as to someone’s completion in a course. This can be very helpful when applying for other courses, where there are pre-requisite units of competency or qualifications which are required prior to attendance. It also greatly helps with employment where you need to be able to prove what courses you have completed and what qualifications you have attained.

Unfortunately the system is not retrospective, therefore any training that was completed prior to 1 January 2015 is not included on your transcript.

 

For all of AATC’s courses, including our traffic control and traffic management courses, we will need to be able to access, verify and/or create your USI number (reference number made up of a mix of 10 numbers and letters).

Note you will keep the one (1) USI number with you for the rest of your life, there is not a different USI number allocated for each instance of training.

For more information, including some helpful videos, visit the USI website here.

 

*Note: there are some people who may qualify for an exemption to this.

End of Financial Year

The End of Financial Year is fast approaching and places are booking up in our courses. If your company would like to book in a group of employees or some people here and there, make sure you get in quick by contacting us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or training@acquiredawareness.com.au.

Remember we offer our traffic control, traffic management implementation and traffic management design courses in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast & the Gold Coast. We can also do group bookings at your premises / in regional areas*.

Acquired also have extensive capability across South East Queensland in supplying traffic management to both new and current clients in this busy period. Contact our operations team today to organise your traffic control needs by calling 3881 3008 (option 1).

*Training in regional areas and at your companies premises involve some terms and conditions, contact AATC for further information

Traffic Control Enrolment Information – NCVER Requirements

Why do you need so many personal details from me?

In the VET (Vocational Education & Training) sector there are certain details which we are legally obligated to obtain for reporting purposes. The questions that we ask on your enrolment form are there so that we can meet those legal obligations; these details are known as AVETMISS data.

Once a year we are required to forward the information we capture from you to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). This is a legal requirement placed on all RTO’s under the Data Provision Requirements 2012.

Please note the information below regarding the details that we capture on behalf of NCVER.

Privacy Notice

Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, Acquired Awareness Training Centre is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER).

Your personal information (including the personal information contained on your enrolment form), may be used or disclosed by Acquired Awareness Training Centre for statistical, administrative, regulatory and research purposes. Acquired Awareness Training Centre may disclose your personal information for these purposes to:

  • Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies; and
  • NCVER.

Personal information that has been disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed by NCVER for the following purposes:

  • populating authenticated VET transcripts;
  • facilitating statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage;
  • pre-populating RTO student enrolment forms;
  • understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information; and
  • administering VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.

You may receive a student survey which may be administered by a government department or NCVER employee, agent or third party contractor or other authorised agencies. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.

NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the National VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER’s website at www.ncver.edu.au).

We are required to capture your details for courses which you complete with us, including our traffic control and traffic management courses.

For more information on the details we capture for NCVER visit their website here.

Group Bookings for courses

Why go for a group booking?

  • Group bookings are a great way to get training done quickly and easily
  • You can organise a date that better suits your business’ needs
  • AATC may be able to come and train at your premises*
  • AATC may be able to offer a discount to your business*
  • AATC is able to train your staff in regional areas*
  • It can be a good tool for team building

Contact us today on 3881 3008 (option 2) or training@acquiredawareness.com.au to organise your traffic control, traffic management implementation or traffic management design training

*minimum learner numbers & other terms and conditions apply

Don’t forget to check our student handbook on our terms of use page for extra information about all our courses.

TMD training in Barcaldine (Central QLD)

Barcaldine Council Sign Tree of knowledge 1

Acquired Awareness recently visited Barcaldine, and taking inspiration from the tree of knowledge, trained some keen learners in our first traffic management design course in Central Queensland.

With our training in Normanton (Far North Queensland) and now Barcaldine, we continue our efforts to provide outstanding training to the whole of Queensland, branching out across the state.

Our learners always leave having achieved more than they expected.

 

For information about our upcoming traffic control, traffic management implementation and traffic management design courses contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or email us at training@acquiredawareness.com.au

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Traffic Controller Ready Reckoner

Are you unsure how far away you should be standing from your Traffic Controller Ahead / Prepare to Stop sign?

Are you wondering what radio channels you can use whilst onsite?

Have you forgotten what details are required in an incident report?

All trainees who attend the traffic control course with us are given a TMR Traffic Controller Ready Reckoner which answers all these questions, and more.

It’s a valuable source of information for traffic controllers who are new or those who have been in the traffic control industry for a while.

For information about our upcoming traffic control courses in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast & the Gold Coast, or for regional group booking information, contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or training@acquiredawareness.com.au.