Happy Easter from Acquired Awareness

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We would like to wish everyone a relaxed time over this small holiday break. Remember to stay safe and drive to the conditions of the road. We look forward to training you all in traffic control and traffic management again when you’re well rested from your time off.

Warm regards,

The AATC Team

Training in Normanton (Far North West QLD)

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AATC recently went up to Normanton in the Carpentaria Shire Council, to train some of the councils workers.

No matter where you are in QLD, on unreleased roads, or sealed roads, in order for workers to place out the necessary signage for sites they must hold the Traffic Management Implementation (TMI) qualification.

Acquired Awareness is committed to ensuring quality training is delivered to all parts of QLD.

If you’re from one of QLD’s many regional towns or cities, contact us today to organise training for your staff on (07) 3881 3008 (option 2) or training@acquiredawareness.com.au.

 

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Applying for Traffic Controller Accreditation; the timing, the cost?

In QLD once you have successfully completed the traffic control course with your RTO there is a requirement for you to apply for a traffic control industry authority.

 

What does this mean for me?

Once you have gotten your Statement of Attainment from us for your traffic control course you will need to do one of the following:

New entrants

  • Either apply online via the TMR website here and follow their instructions, OR,
  • Fill in the Traffic Controller Accreditation Application form (F4115) and lodge the application at your local transport and motoring service centre, which can be found here

Renewals

  • Fill in the Traffic Controller Accreditation Application form (F4115) and lodge the application at your local transport and motoring service centre, which can be found here
  • Unfortunately renewal applications are not currently able to completed online

What will the authority cost and how long will it last?

Presuming that you follow the TCASAP (which can be found here), and don’t have your authority terminated by TMR, it will last 3 years before you will need to complete a renewal course and apply for it again.

The cost of the authority will depend whether you are a new entrant or a renewal.

 

Cost for new entrants*

  • You will need to pay for the ‘traffic controller accreditation – 3 years new application’ under the business and industry licence fees heading here
  • In most cases you will also need to pay for an extra criminal history check fee (the cost of which can be found in small writing at the bottom of the ‘business and industry licence fees’ section

* Note at present any interstate traffic controllers wishing to apply for the licence in QLD will need to complete the QLD course and apply through TMR as per the above. TMR may treat you like a new entrant and ask for a criminal history check to be completed

Cost for renewals

  • You will need to pay for the ‘traffic controller accreditation – 3 year renewal’ under the business and industry licence fees heading here
  • In rare cases you will also need to pay for an extra criminal history check fee (the cost of which can be found in small writing at the bottom of the ‘business and industry licence fees’ section
    • This may occur if you disclose on your application that you have a criminal history

Please be aware that these fees are set by, and need to be paid to, TMR, for your industry authority after successfully completing the TC course.

These costs are not to complete the course with AATC. The course fees to complete the course itself can be found by going to each courses individual page TC Renewal or TC New Entrant, or in AATC’s student handbook on our terms of use page here.

Are you staying up to date with traffic management related 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 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 current AustRoads Guides to Traffic Management can be found via the AustRoads website here.

 

  • CoPTTM updates 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.

New Traffic Control Course 3rd party report requirements

As of Monday the 1st of April, Transport and Main Roads QLD (TMR) has mandated all trainees completing the renewal course for traffic control must have completed a minimum of 32 hours of Stop/Slow activities, within the previous 12 months to their course.

 

This means that the supervisory person who is filling in the 3rd party report for the renewal trainee will need to advise AATC that the trainee has completed 32 hours, instead of the previous 16 hours required.

 

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

Additional TC & TMI courses offered in April & May

Due to popular demand, AATC is pleased to advise we have scheduled additional Traffic Control and Traffic Management Implement courses during April & May 2019.

For more information check out the course information and dates on the Acquired Awareness website or contact AATC via 07 3881 3008 or training@acquiredawareness.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you and exceeding your training expectations!

The AATC Team

Traffic Control & Traffic Management Refresher Courses – Caloundra

For a limited time, please note that AATC are currently offering Traffic Control and Traffic Management Implementation Refresher courses for $140!

Our upcoming courses at Caloundra are below:

Traffic Control (Stop/Slow)

  • 11th March

Traffic Management Implementation (Signage)

  • 15th March

If you would like to enrol into any of these courses, or would like to enquire, please click here or call AATC on 3881 3008 (option 2) or email training@acquiredawareness.com.au

CSQ funding – TC and TMI courses

AATC has received an invitation to utilise CSQ funding from 1st March 2019 for the following courses:

•RIIWHS205D Control Traffic with Stop/Slow Bat
•RIIWHS302D Implement Traffic Management Plan

Principal Contractors not listed on the Major Projects Short Courses (MPSC) Schedule can contact CSQ and request their personnel be given access to this funding (~).

The following course rates will apply once funding access confirmed

  • Traffic Control $250 *
  • Traffic Management Implementation $50 ^

Conditions apply:

* Employer provides 20 hr placement & PPE.

^ (+ $50 per person for 3 x onsite setups for TMI full courses)

~Available to eligible construction industry workers only and subject to funding availability.

For further information contact AATC on 07 3881 3008 (option 2) or email training@acquiredawareness.com.au

AATC offers Traffic Management courses across northern QLD

AATC continues to service northern QLD traffic management training requirements.

Our up coming courses include training at Barcaldine, Cairns and Mackay – with Traffic Management Design places still available in some courses.

Contact AATC for details.

Our thoughts are with our friends, clients, learners and the broader communities affected by the current deluge.

AATC White Card courses 2019

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Acquired Awareness would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2019.

As of the 1st February 2019, WHSQ have mandated the ‘face to face’ delivery of the White Card course (CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry) for students located within 100km of the QLD based RTO delivering the service.

AATC currently delivers ‘face to face’ White Card courses at our training facilitates in Coomera (Gold Coast), Brendale (Brisbane) and Bells Creek (Sunshine Coast) and has capacity to provide this service state wide via group bookings (minimum numbers apply).

If you would like anymore information on this, please contact us on 3881 3008 (option 2) or via email training@acquiredawareness.com.au