Now is the time to consider a career in traffic control.
Traffic control jobs are growing in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! The role is flexible, giving you the opportunity to work outdoors and in different locations whilst providing a necessary and valuable service.
What is traffic control?
Traffic controllers are responsible for a variety of tasks relating to road safety. They most commonly set up road signs and direct traffic in times of road construction, without them, the roads would be chaotic and there would likely be many accidents! They keep workers, and traffic safe on and around roads all across Australia.
How to I become a traffic controller?
There are a few key criteria’s you have to meet to be able to consider working in traffic control, you must:
- Have a valid drivers licence
- Hold white card (construction induction card)
- Read, write and understand English
The next step is to sit a course with a registered training provider such as Star Training and Assessing, which will provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to start your career in the industry.
You will learn how to:
- Control traffic using a stop slow bat
- Use communication tools e.g. signs and two way radio
- Ensure the safety of workers and the general public
- Control traffic in emergencies
With construction comes road works and traffic control, and with a construction boom on the horizon a traffic control qualification could provide you with a steady and long-term career opportunity.
With a quick search you will find that traffic controllers are in demand; roads and infrastructure are one of the largest areas of employment at the moment so enroll in a traffic control training course today and kick off your career!