Traffic Management Operative - non practicing (TMO-NP)

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This warrant enables the holder, once briefed by the STMS in charge, to:

On category A roads

Undertake a roadside activity where the vehicle is legally parked and accessed from the non-traffic side.

On category A and B roads

Set up, maintain and remove TTM for roadside or shoulder activities where all TTM equipment (including TTM vehicles) is outside the edgeline (or edge of seal if there is no edgeline), maintain TTM at an existing static worksite when the in charge STMS is away from the worksite. The STMS must return to the worksite to carry out any required changes, complete inspection activities.

Note: the TMO warrant enables the holder to be in charge of and undertake inspection activities. They will not have to report to an STMS for the inspection activity.

This is the course for the theory portion of the warrant. People who pass this course will be eligible to be awarded Unit Standard 31959: Demonstrate knowledge of temporary traffic management.

This course is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor. In order to gain your practising warrant the trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Full information on this warrant can be found on the NZTA website by clicking here.


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1 day course.

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NZTA Approved Trainer

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$395 + GST       
This includes the theory training and recording of unit standard onto NZQA/

$40 + GST        
NZTA Registration fee is an additional to the course fee. This NZTA registration fee is compulsory and you will be warranted as a TMO-NP.

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)


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Topics include

  • The TMO role (what you can and cannot do)
  • Risk assessment and managing risks
  • Knowledge of CoPTTM requirements and how to read a TMP
  • Completing inspection activities
  • Minding a worksite when STMS is absent
  • Completing worksite checks and paperwork
  • Briefing visitors
  • Managing manual traffic controller (MTC) activities
  • Dealing with common worksite situations
  • Dealing with the public and working with staff


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National Qualification information

On completion of this course (subject to passing the assessment) you will be awarded unit standard 31959: Demonstrate knowledge of temporary traffic management

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Who should attend

Any worker who will be required to: mind a worksite in the absence of the STMS, set up a worksite where TTM is clear of the live lane, undertake a roadside activity (on 60km/h or less road) where the vehicle is legally parked and accessed from the non-traffic side, complete an inspection activity.

Any person who is intending to be: an onsite STMS on category A, B or C road environments, a Traffic Operations Manager, a TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor or TTM Trainer, a TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.


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The TMM Worker unit standard is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant.


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