An accredited traffic controller is authorised to control traffic:
at road worksites where a road closure or part road closure is necessary, or
at other events on the road where a road closure or part road closure is necessary, or
in other circumstances where traffic control is required on a roadway.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Traffic controller
a person who holds an appointment under Part 2, as an accredited person with the function of a traffic controller.
The accreditation will remain in effect for three years.
Industry authority card
You can obtain this accreditation by completing a 'Traffic controller accreditation application' (F4115) and submitting it to a Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Customer Service Centre or lodge it online (new applications only).
You must submit the following with your application:
Standard evidence of identity (EOI)
- Queensland driver licence current or expired by less than 2 years, or
- 3 evidence of identity documents (1 category A document, 1 category B document and 1 document from either category with the applicant's signature).
Your criminal and traffic history will be checked.
To apply for traffic controller accreditation you must:
- be an individual (not a company or business)
- complete an approved traffic controller training course delivered by a registered training provider
- complete the Traffic controller accreditation application (F4115)
- satisfy certain medical fitness and suitability criteria
- provide evidence of having held an Australian or foreign open or provisional driver licence (but not a learner licence) within the last 5 years
- pay the appropriate fee.
This accreditation cannot be transferred.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division
Transport Regulation Branch
Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (Queensland)
Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 (Queensland)
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