Formally known as Blue Card, our Traffic Controller course is a great entry point for those wishing to begin a traffic controller job or career in the traffic control industry (traffic management) with the main responsibility of stopping and starting traffic using a stop/slow bat, portable traffic light or boom gate.

Same day certification! You will be ready to commence work when you leave the classroom!

This is a SafeWork NSW approved and nationally recognised training program, on completion of this course you will be issued with a SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training Card.

Best value entry-level traffic control course in Sydney if you already have a White Card! Most employers will require you to have a White Card to gain employment!

Other Traffic Management Course Combo

White Card + Traffic Controller + Implement Traffic Control Combo
Traffic Controller + White Card Combo

Traffic Controller Course Upskill Institute Sydney

If you are planning to work as a traffic controller, our Traffic Controller course will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Stop/direct road users using a stop/slow bat, portable traffic light or boom gate
  • Monitor traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs
  • Maintain traffic incident reports
  • Understand the Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS) for the site
  • Assess and respond to changes in the environment, such as traffic volumes & weather conditions
  • Carry out risk assessments for personal safety
  • Participate in toolbox talks
  • Use communication methods such as a two-way radio

This course does not allow you to set up, monitor or close down a TGS/TMP. Please see our Implement Traffic Control Plans  page (formally known as Yellow Card) for this course.

Most traffic control employers require employees to hold a current SafeWork NSW Traffic Controller and Implement Traffic Control Plans credentials (formally known as Blue & Yellow Cards).

Please see our traffic control combo page here for this great offer.

Please see below Course Outcome tab for additional information.

More information about this course can be found here on the SafeWork NSW website.

This course has specific ID requirements. Please familiarise yourself with this requirement prior to attending the course as the incorrect or wrong ID can result in you not being able to complete the course on your scheduled day, full course fee payable to reschedule.

Upskill Institute requires students undertaking this course to:

  • Be at least 17 years of age to participate in the work health and safety training course
  • Have a current SafeWork NSW White Card (or equivalent). Most traffic control worksites will require the worker to have a White Card. We offer the White Card course as a combo with traffic controller training course on our website
  • Provide a USI (
  • Provide original ID documents that add up to at least 100 points in line with SafeWork NSW ID points table – click here to view ID points table. Within these documents, you must be able to show your photo ID, date of birth, signature, and current residential address
  • Have the physical capacity to demonstrate lifting equipment, signs and devices for training & assessment
  • Training day: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to complete the practical training
  • Live practical assessment day: Wear suitable work boots, long trousers, long sleeved hi-vis shirt for all practical training and live assessments
  • Successfully complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. This course combines plain English, videos, photos, and verbal questioning to ensure all learners can have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. Assessments MUST be completed in English and with no further assistance. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office to discuss your training needs prior to making any course booking. No refund of course fees will paid due failure to complete the course once it has commenced. If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the advertised course cost less SafeWork NSW card fees
  • Students who are in Australia on a student visa (subclass 500) need to enrol with a CRICOS registered RTO. Upskill Institute is not CRICOS registered.

This course requires in-class training and practical assessment.

  • In-class training consists of one day attendance of classroom-based training, theory, practical activities and allocated breaks
  • The live practical assessment is on a separate day and will need to be scheduled through the website under the practical live assessment tab, the assessment will take half a day to complete

Recognition of Prior Learning:

  • SafeWork NSW TCWT issued card: Recognition or direct credit transfer can be undertaken where appropriate, however a live assessment must be undertaken as normal for the purpose of a learner obtaining a SafeWork NSW TCWT card

After your initial theory and practical training is successfully completed, you will be issued with a SafeWork NSW Statement of Completion (SOC) which allows you to work immediately under supervision within its period of validity.

The Statement of Completion is valid for 90 days, during this time you will be required to complete a workplace live practical assessment in order to receive your SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training (TCWT) card.

Please refer to our Traffic Control Live Assessment  page to book your live practical assessment.

After successful completion of your training and final assessment (initial theory and practical training + live practical assessment), you will receive your nationally recognised a Statement of Attainment (SOA) and Upskill Institute will submit notification to SafeWork NSW to issue you with a SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training (TCWT) card.

Note: Your SafeWork NSW TCWT card may take up to four weeks to arrive in the post from SafeWork NSW.

Please consider that your Statement of Completion may expire before your card is received. If you don’t receive your card, please call SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.

You will also receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) via email.

The following units will be awarded to successful participants in this course:

  • RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS206 – Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs
  • RIIWHS205E – Control traffic with stop-slow bat

Enrolment to this course is made with Upskill Institute Pty Ltd Registered Training Organisation RTO 45708 & SafeWork NSW approval number RTO800520.

Please refer to the student handbook for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Refund Policy

Learners who give notice to cancel their enrolment seven (7) days or more prior to the commencement of a program, will be entitled to a refund of fees paid less bank transaction and administration fees (10% of course cost).

Learners who give notice to cancel their enrolment less than seven (7) days  but not within 48 hours of course commencement will be entitled to a 50% refund of fees paid. The amount retained by Upskill Institute is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the learners’ initial intention to undertake the training.

Learners who cancel their enrolment within 48 hours of course commencement or less will not be entitled to a refund of fees.

Learners who have previously requested a course to be rescheduled and wish to cancel the same course at a later stage, will not be entitled to refund of fees.

Where a learner has purchased a text or training workbooks and subsequently cancels, Upskill Institute will not refund monies for the text.

If Upskill Institute cancel a course at any time, participants will be offered the option to reschedule to an alternative class (at no extra cost) or receive a full refund of the course fees. No additional monies will be reimbursed to the participant for any other expenses incurred, or inconvenience caused.

If a refund is approved, funds will be made by the same means with which the original payment was made (i.e. EFTPOS payment would result in an EFTPOS refund) and will be made to the same person that made payment. If a third party paid the course fee, the third party will be refunded the course fee.

Certificates cannot be issued until all AVETMISS and USI information has been confirmed (where required) and all course paperwork requirements have been completed.

All requests for a refund must be emailed to


Learners who cancel their enrolment part way through a training program must notify Upskill Institute in writing via email or letter at the earliest opportunity. Learners who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees. Learners are advised to consider alternative options such as requesting to suspend their enrolment and re-commencing in another scheduled training program.

Learners who require replacement of issued text or training workbooks will be liable for additional charges to cover the cost of replacement. For a full list of replacement charges please refer to Upskill Institute schedule of fees and charges.

All requests for a refund must be emailed to


Requests for transfers to alternate courses can be arranged if Upskill Institute is advised in writing more than 48 hours prior to the course commencement date and subject to availability. One transfer will be accepted without charge where Upskill Institute has been notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled commencement date. All subsequent transfers will attract an administration charge of $55.00 if notice is provided.

No rescheduling of a course is available within 48 hours of commencement.


$238.00 $219 (includes $27 SafeWork NSW fee)
+ $80.00 practical live assessment fee

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40-44 Wollongong Rd, Arncliffe NSW 2205

3 mins walk from Arncliffe station + street parking available!


1 day – Ready to commence work when you leave!
+ practical live assessment (completed on another ½ day)

Frequently Asked Questions

The job of a traffic controller involves managing vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow around construction sites or work zones. This includes using hand signals to direct traffic, placing barriers like traffic cones to guide traffic in a specific direction, and ensuring public safety by monitoring traffic activity. Traffic controllers also coordinate with construction workers, traffic personnel, and emergency response teams.

Read more on our blog: What is the Job of a Traffic Controller?

To become a traffic controller, one must be at least 17 years old, have a white card (since traffic control sites are considered construction sites), and complete specific training courses. These courses include RIIWHS201E, RIICOM201E, RIIWHS205E, and RIIWHS206, which involve pre-reading material, in-class and outdoor training, and a final practical assessment. Additional training can also be pursued for more advanced roles in traffic control.

Read more on our blog: How To Become A Traffic Controller?

To be a traffic controller in Australia, you need to obtain a White Card, complete a traffic control course, and be at least 17 years old. The White Card is necessary as it proves you have undergone workplace health and safety training, a requirement for working on construction sites. Traffic control courses typically cover controlling traffic with a stop/slow bat, using portable traffic control devices, and understanding traffic management plans.

Read more on our blog: What Do You Need To Be A Traffic Controller in Australia?

To obtain a traffic control license in Australia, you must first attend a traffic control training course. The eligibility criteria for this course include being at least 17 years old, completing a language, numeracy, and literacy assessment, possessing a NSW-recognized White Card, being physically fit for the role, and providing valid identification documents. After successfully completing the course, which includes both theoretical and practical components, you must apply for a license from your state’s road authority, which may require passing a written exam. The license must be renewed every three years with an accredited refresher course.

Read more on our blog: How Do I Get a Traffic Control Licence?

Our Customer Reviews!

I was pleasantly surprised. Adam did a great job at providing the information & being engaging with the class. Despite being in the Construction Industry for 35 years, I found it informative & engaging.
Online White Card Course was easy to follow
Mustafa G.
Mustafa G.
Hassan was very informative and helpful, which made the experience a simple and straight forward one.
Oliver Bou F.
Oliver Bou F.
Great experience doing my traffic controllers course, The trainer was very knowledgeable and great to get along with, Awesome classes and I would highly recommend !Matt Muddle
Matt M.
Matt M.
Hassan was very clear in every explanation and made the course enjoyable.
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Ailbhe C.
Hassan is a great teacher and made the course very enjoyable
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Jamey P.
Top guy really recommended
Rocky K.
Rocky K.
The instructor was knowledgeable and patient with those who were slow. The course was informative and not overly boring. Would recommend.
Tom C.
Tom C.
I thought the instruction was great for such dry subjects. Well planned overall pretty good.
richard B.
richard B.
I loved them, and the teachers :) super recommended
Customer S.
Customer S.
Great experience, Very helpful, and spot on information by our trainer/assessor Mahmoud Sari
Zani A.
Zani A.
Trainer was upbeat and very knowledgeable.
Andrew H.
Andrew H.
I completed the Whitecard with upskill institute. I managed to get a course for the next day. The course was interesting, easy to follow and cheap. I highly recommend going with Upskill Institute
Matthew R.
Matthew R.
Very friendly and helpful trainers, as well as an unmatched enthusiasm… really enjoyed it guys
Abzway A
Abzway A
Very good school structure and qualified instructors.
Dalton G.
Dalton G.
Excellent communication and help for international students. Class was informative and received certificates immediately upon completion.
Very good instruction, very patient with all and with a happy bit copntrolled disposition
Bob M.
Bob M.
Completed my “Traffic Controller” module & “Implement Traffic Control Plans” module at Upskill Institute in Arncliffe yesterday & today.Great Trainer/Assessor in Mahmoud Sari 👌Very clear & concise with his teaching, making it easy to understand what it takes, & how to prepare properly when entering this industry.Highly recommended 💯Thank you Upskill Institute 🙏
Kenny N.
Kenny N.
Excellent new knowledge and interaction with others tc 's we're very good cheers to the instructor.
This has a been a great day of learning.The teacher Hassan was great.He made the experience easy and enjoyable.I appreciate how he guides us to the answer and makes sure we walk away with a better understanding of what this license entails.It's nice to learn from someone who clearly enjoys teaching/training people.
Jason J.
Jason J.
Nice and comforting people, overall an amazing environment
Jawad E.
Jawad E.
thanks to Mr Sari! Very helpful
Marouane Z.
Marouane Z.
Mahmoud is an awesome teacher, skilled, knowledgeable and with top level training and communication skills. If i will look for education in the same industry, Mahmoud will be the first choiceas the best teacher. He is Professional, hands on, sharp to the point for safety on roads. The school is in good location. i found parking within 1-2 minutes. students mentioned the train station is closed by. Fees are fair. I've had choice of 4 schools. Upskill is the nearest to CBD. I consider myself lucky choosing the school with Mahmoud, he is the teacher of the year
Hassan has been a great teacher, really kind and it was fun and instructive to attend class!
Instructor was good, course was clear and helpful.
Joshua T.
Joshua T.
Hassan was a great teacher, never boring and always smiling 😊
Giulia L.
Giulia L.
Had a great day doing my white card in the institute.
Abbie B.
Abbie B.
Well conducted course👍
Darryl C.
Darryl C.
I was worried about doing this ticket online but it really was informative and easy to understand. The information was presented well and explained in simple terms. I recommend this to anyone.
At the Upskill Institute (also called Skillsify), on the 13/11/23 I enrolled in the White Card + Traffic Controller + Implement Traffic Control Plans combo courses. The price was very competitive and at a great price of $548 (which also included the SafeWork NSW card fee).All the courses were well designed, presented and very informative. The two trainers, Mahmoud Sari and Hassan El-Masri were terrific, both were very knowledgeable with a solid industry background, the training was instructive and was very well delivered, both in the training room and when offsite.Enrolment was simple online, and the training site was easy to get to, being a short walk from Arncliffe railway station and with plenty of car parking in nearby streets.I would definitely recommend this training provider to anyone wanting to do the White Card, Traffic Controller and Implement Traffic Control Plans courses.
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