RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat


This nationally recognised unit addresses the competency required to control traffic using a stop-slow bat to ensure the safety of construction and maintenance workers and the general public.
​It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented registered training organisations are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing state/territory OHS legislative requirements

What you will learn:

Preparing to control traffic

  • Personal protective equipment required
  • Interpreting work instructions and planning work
  • Applying worksite policies and procedures including environmental protection requirements
  • Planning and preparing for accidents and emergencies
  • Selecting tools and equipment required to control traffic

Controlling traffic and operating communication devices 

  • Using communication devices to communicate and confirm messages
  • Directing traffic using hand held stop-slow bat and hand signals
  • Monitoring traffic and make adjustments for changing traffic conditions
  • Checking and performing maintenance on communication equipment
  • Procedure for reporting offending motorists

Conducting housekeeping activities

  • Removal or covering of signs as required
  • Cleaning, checking and storing tools and equipment
  • Procedure for reporting environmental damage

Entry Requirments

This unit has no pre-requisite or co-requisite units, however Baker Ebert has the following admission requirements:

  • Student must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Students must wear safety footwear.
  • Students must have physical characteristics required for effective traffic control operations.
  • Students must have Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills at ACSF Level 2.


  • 1 day classroom
  • 4 hours online

Target Audience

This course is designed for students who want to develop new skills and increase their employment prospects in the Construction Industry.

Can this course be held on site?

Yes practical training and assessment can be run on site and will involve a series of scenarios in which the trainees set up traffic control devices (such as signage, hats and bollards) and use a stop-slow bat to guide a car through each setup. Therefore, it is critical that the RTO has access to an area which is:

  • A minimum of 10m x 25m
  • Large enough that a car can drive from one end to the other and complete a u-turn at each end
  • Safe for our trainer and your staff (appropriately sectioned off with no other pedestrian, vehicle or machinery access)

Delivery Sites

  • Clayton
  • Campbellfield
  • Dandenong


Trainees will be assessed using short answer written tests and practical assessments involving the ​implementation of a various traffic management plans and traffic control devices.


Upon successful completion, participants receive a wallet card and an electronic copy of Statement of Attainment.

Fees & charges

$220 GST (Exempt) Per Person
Book 2-3 courses to receive a 7.5% discount off all courses booked OR Book 4 or more courses to ​receive a 15% discount off all courses booked. 

Baker Ebert Pty Ltd cannot guarantee employment nor can we guarantee successful completion of any course. Your success will be based on your participation, hard work, skills and knowledge.