TTM Worker – Temporary Traffic Management Training Course

TTM Worker Course

The TTM Worker course is intended for those assisting with maintaining a Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) worksite under the supervision of the STMS. It begins with a classroom-based session followed by a practical assessment which is delivered on a live training site. This course is a prerequisite to the Traffic Management Operative (TMO) Course.

Assessed through Unit Standards 31958.

This is not a Waka Kotahi NZTA warranted course.

Who is it for ?

A worker who assists with temporary traffic managements under direction of the STMS, such as installing, maintaining and removing traffic management worksites, and operating Stop/Go paddles, portable traffic booms, or manually controlled portable traffic signals.

It is also the starting point for anyone wishing to move on to any of the following roles:

  • STMS Cat A, B or C,
  • Traffic Operations Manager,
  • TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor or TTM Trainer,
  • TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.

Any there any prerequisites ?

None. If you have no experience in working with temporary traffic management it is recommended you do the General Worker qualification first as a short introduction to the industry


One day.

What does it teach you to do ?

  • Knowledge of the TTM Worker’s roles and responsibility, including:
    • No go zones (including safety zones)
    • Manual handling/lifting of TTM equipment
    • Using a Stop/Go paddle
    • Using radio communications
    • Set out TTM equipment
    • The role of a spotter
    • Interaction with people (good/bad practices and dealing with conflict).
    • About Traffic Management Planning (TMP)
    • Site Traffic movements with a Vehicle Management Plan (VMP)
  • Skills in performing the TTM Worker role.

Upcoming TTM Worker courses

TTM Worker Course NZ FAQ

What is a TTM Worker?

A TTM Worker is someone who assists with maintaining a temporary traffic management worksite under the supervision of an STMS. A TTM worker is typically responsible for assisting with installing, maintaining, and removing the traffic management worksite.

How do I get my TTM Worker certification?

There are no prerequisites to getting a TTM Worker certification. Simply take our TTM Worker course to gain certification or if you’re planning to apply for further traffic management courses or roles.

What can I do with a TTM Worker certification?

Our courses teach you about the knowledge and responsibilities required as a TTM Worker. This includes everything from manual handling of TTM equipment, Stop/Go usage, interaction with people, and other skills required for the TTM Worker role. Ultimately, our course allows you to gain the certification required to apply for and perform within TTM Worker roles. It is also a prerequisite for further traffic management roles.

How long does a TTM Worker certification last?

The course itself takes one full day, and the certification lasts for 3 years.

How many days is a TTM Worker course?

The TTM Worker is a two-day course.