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Warrants are a requirement for most Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) roles. Waka Kotahi is responsible for maintaining a database of all TTM warranted workers in NZ and issuing (or withdrawing) warrant cards.

New TTM warrants

Under the training and competency model, new warrants will be progressively released. For full details, including the differences between Category A, B, and C warrants please refer to the TTM Notice: Implementation of stage 1 of Training & Competency Model [PDF, 899 KB]

Details of the new warrants will be recorded in the Waka Kotahi TTM training database, displayed on CoPTTM ID cards, and on the public search of CoPTTM ID numbers using acronyms that relate to the warrant type.

Search for a CoPTTM ID number(external link)

Prerequisite information for each of the new warrants as well as guidance for those with expiring TTM warrants awarded before April 2021 can be found in the Prerequisite guidance for TTM workshops document [PDF, 173 KB].

The acronyms are listed in the table below.

Full name of warrant Non-practising warrant acronym Practising warrant acronym
Training for the TTM Crew
Traffic management operative TMO -NP TMO
Universal Site Traffic Management Specialist STMS -U No practising warrant
Site Traffic Management Specialist Category A STMS (A) -NP STMS (A)
Site Traffic Management Specialist Category B STMS (B) -NP STMS (B)
Site Traffic Management Specialist Category C STMS (C) -NP STMS (C)
Site Traffic Management Specialist Mobile STMS (M) -NP STMS (M)
Site Traffic Management Specialist (with multiple categories) STMS (AC) -NP STMS (AB)

Specific TTM activities

Inspector No non-practising warrant Inspector
Audit, Planning, and Network management
Temporary Traffic Management Planner TTM Planner -NP TTM Planner
Traffic Management Plan Approver TMP Approver -NP TMP Approver
Temporary Traffic Management Auditor No non-practising warrant TTM Auditor
Corridor Manager and Traffic Management Coordinator TMC -NP TMC
Training and assessment
Temporary Traffic Management Mentor No non-practising warrant Mentor
Temporary Traffic Management Assessor No non-practising warrant Assessor
Temporary Traffic Management Trainer No non-practising warrant (T)

Training for the TTM Crew

Traffic management operative (TMO)

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About the training

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.

Topics covered during the workshop 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.

Who should complete the learning block?

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.

Prerequisites

The TTM Worker unit standard is a prerequisite to this warrant.

Unit standard

There is an optional unit standard for the TMO -NP warrant – US 31959: Demonstrate knowledge of temporary traffic management.

There is an optional unit standard for the TMO practising warrant – US 31960: Maintain the worksite under temporary traffic management.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

The TMO non-practising warrant must be refreshed every three years by successful completion of:

  • a TMO workshop, or
  • a TMO refresher workshop

The TMO practising warrant is renewed once the TMO practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


Universal site traffic management specialist (STMS)

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About the training

This provides base STMS knowledge for the STMS category A, B, or C learning blocks and the STMS Mobile learning block. The STMS Universal workshop is normally run in conjunction with a category A, B, or C workshop or an STMS Mobile workshop.

Topics include:

  • navigating the CoPTTM
  • reading a TMP and checking that it is suitable for a site (fit for purpose)
  • identifying, assessing, and managing risk
  • understanding layout distances
  • planning a deployment (site setup) and calculating resources
  • completing a TTM crew briefing
  • checking a worksite
  • being a leader.

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person who is intending to be:

  • an onsite STMS on a category A, B, or C road environment or in a mobile operation
  • 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.

Prerequisites

The TMO non-practising warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant.

Warrant

There is a warrant (STMS-U) for this learning block. This warrant confirms successful completion of the STMS Universal workshop but cannot be used as an STMS -NP or practising STMS warrant.

Unit standard

There is an optional unit standard for the STMS-U warrant - US 31961: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a two-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer.

Assessment

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Refresher

There is no refresher workshop for this warrant.

Any changes to CoPTTM relating to universal STMS content will be included in the category A, B, and/or C STMS Refresher workshop.


STMS Category A

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About the training

This provides the base knowledge for working on category A road environments.

Topics include:

  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category A road environments
  • set up, maintain, and remove TTM for static operations (shoulder closures, two-way two-lane closures, and multi-lane closures)
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • set up, maintain, and remove TTM for semi-static operations and closures
  • conduct special activities.

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to work on category A roads as an onsite STMS, or any person wishing to work on category A roads while fulfilling one of the following roles; Traffic Operations Manager, TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor, TTM Trainer, TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.

Prerequisites

The STMS Universal warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant. Those wishing to gain the practising STMS Cat A warrant must first hold the practising TMO warrant.

An onsite STMS is also required to have endorsements for specific activities/specialist TTM equipment (eg portable traffic signals, VMS) if they oversee operations using these and there is no other worker on-site with the required endorsements.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (A) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (A), for this learning block.

Unit standard

There are 2 optional unit standards that can be awarded to an STMS (regardless of the category of road the STMS is warranted for). These are:

  • STMS non-practising - US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM
  • STMS practising - US 31963: Operate as a practising Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) on a road environment as defined in CoPTTM.

Once the unit standards have been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain these unit standards again for other categories of road environment.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

 The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

There is a 3 yearly refresher workshop on CoPTTM changes - delivered by a TTM Trainer. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising warrant is renewed once the STMS Cat A practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


STMS Category B

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About the training

This provides the base knowledge for working on category B road environments.

Topics include:

  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category B road environments
  • set up, maintain, and remove TTM for static operations including shoulder closures, lane closures, lane diversions, and ramp closures
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • conduct special activities

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to work on category B roads as an onsite STMS, or any person wishing to work on category B roads while fulfilling one of these roles; Traffic Operations Manager, TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor, TTM Trainer, TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.

Prerequisites

The STMS Universal warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant. Those wishing to gain the practising STMS Cat B warrant must first hold the practising TMO warrant.

An onsite STMS is also required to have endorsements for specific activities/specialist TTM equipment (eg portable traffic signals, VMS) if in charge of operations using these and there is no other worker on-site with the required endorsements.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (B) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (B), for this learning block.

Unit standard

There are 2 optional unit standards that can be awarded to an STMS (regardless of the category of road the STMS is warranted for). These are:

  • STMS Non-practising - US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM
  • STMS Practising - US 31963: Operate as a practising Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) on a road environment as defined in CoPTTM.

Once the unit standards have been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain these unit standards again for other categories of road environment.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

There is a 3 yearly refresher workshop on CoPTTM changes - delivered by a TTM Trainer. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising warrant is renewed once the STMS Cat B practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


STMS Category C (not yet available)

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About the training

This provides the base knowledge for working on category C road environments.

Topics include:

  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category C road environments
  • set up, maintain, and remove TTM for static operations including shoulder closures, lane closures, lane diversions, chicanes, multi-lane closures, and ramp closures
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • conduct special activities

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to work on category C roads as an onsite STMS, or any person wishing to work on category C roads while fulfilling one of these roles; Traffic Operations Manager, TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor, TTM Trainer, TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.

Prerequisites

The STMS Universal warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant. Those wishing to gain the practising STMS Cat C warrant must first hold the practising TMO warrant.

An onsite STMS is also required to have endorsements for specific activities/ specialist TTM equipment (eg portable traffic signals, VMS) if in charge of operations using these and there is no other worker on-site with the required endorsements.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (C) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (C), for this learning block.

Unit standard

There are 2 optional unit standards that can be awarded to an STMS (regardless of the category of road the STMS is warranted for). These are:

  • STMS Non-practising - US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM
  • STMS Practising - US 31963: Operate as a practising Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) on a road environment as defined in CoPTTM.

Once the unit standards have been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain these unit standards again for other categories of road environment.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

 The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

There is a 3 yearly refresher workshop on CoPTTM changes - delivered by a TTM Trainer. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising warrant is renewed once the STMS Cat C practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


STMS Mobile (not yet available)

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About the training

This provides the base knowledge for undertaking mobile operations on either category A and B road environments or the shoulder of category C road environments.

This learning block is not appropriate if the person is required to be in charge of mobile operations to install, maintain or remove TTM at static worksites. The STMS category A, B, or C learning blocks cover this activity.

Topics include:

  • complete risk assessment for the mobile activity
  • calculate layout distances for mobile operations
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • complete semi-static closures.

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to complete mobile operations as an onsite STMS.

This warrant is not appropriate if the person is required to be in charge of mobile operations to install, maintain or remove TTM at static worksites.

Prerequisites

The STMS Universal warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant. Those wishing to gain the practising STMS Mobile operations warrant must first hold the practising TMO warrant.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (M) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (M), for this learning block.

Unit standard

There are currently no unit standards for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.

Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

There is a 3 yearly refresher workshop on CoPTTM changes - delivered by a TTM Trainer. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising warrant is renewed once the STMS (M) practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


Specific TTM activities

Inspector (not yet available)

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About the training

This provides the base knowledge for completing inspection activities in category A and B road environments and on the shoulder of category C road environments.

Topics include:

  • about the Inspector role
  • about TTM and the requirements for inspections
  • reading the TMP and completing on-site records
  • risk identification and management
  • acting as spotter for an inspection activity
  • briefing of TTM personnel (eg spotters and observers)
  • emergency procedures
  • working around an inspection vehicle
  • safety (no go) zones

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to conduct inspection activities and who does not need to hold other TTM warrants.

This may include surveyors, provided their work fits within the range of inspection activities.

Staff who are regularly involved in the installation of TTM which may include inspecting or carrying out non-invasive work, are not eligible for the Inspector warrant and must hold the appropriate TTM warrant.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for this learning block.

Warrant

There is a practising Inspector warrant (Inspector) for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a four-hour knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer. This is combined with on-job coaching.

Assessment

The assessment includes undertaking inspection activities in category A and B road environments.

Refresher

There is no refresher workshop for this warrant. The holder will be refreshed by a briefing from an STMS for any changes to the CoPTTM that impact the inspector’s work activity.

The holder must successfully complete a practical reassessment every 3 years.


Audit, Planning, and Network management

TTM Planner

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About the training

This learning block provides the knowledge and skill needed to design a TMP that is:

  • compliant with CoPTTM
  • usable by the onsite STMS
  • suitable/applicable to the activity and the site (fit for purpose).

Topics include:

  • health and safety processes relevant for the role
  • the TMP development procedure:
  • risk assessment (ongoing throughout the process)
  • identify matters to be addressed
  • plan the closure(s)
  • plan for the road users
  • plan for other considerations
  • resolve conflicts
  • develop the TMP
  • submit the TMP for approval

Once TMP approved

  • review approval documentation
  • pre-implementation of TMP
  • implement the TMP
  • complete TTM review
  • understanding of geometry, and accommodating lane widths at lateral shift
  • traffic delay counts
  • temporary transport facilities
  • TTM barriers
  • TMD requirements
  • guidelines for developing a TMP

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person who wants to develop and submit a TMP for approval or any person wishing to fulfill one of these roles; TMP Approver, Traffic Management Coordinator, or Corridor Manager.

Prerequisites

Existing warrants

the minimum requirement is that the person has completed the following: L1 STMS (and, if working on TMPs for L2/3 roads; L2/3 STMS-NP).

New warrants

The minimum requirement is that the person has completed the following: TTM Worker; TMO-NP; Universal STMS; STMS -NP for a category of road (and they have experience in, or observation of, installation, maintenance, and removal of TTM for the category of road).

The TTM Planner is expected to acquire endorsements for specific activities (eg traffic signals, sealing, and road marking)/specialist TTM equipment (eg portable traffic signals, VMS) if utilising these within a TMP.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant (TTM Planner -NP) and a practising warrant (TTM Planner) for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a two-day knowledge workshop delivered by selected TTM Trainers and Subject Matter Experts. This is followed by an assessment for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.
Practising warrant The trainee will design a TMP, have it approved and installed. The trainee will then submit their TTMP assignment for assessment by an Assessor selected by Waka Kotahi.

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a special TTM Planner refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if there is a significant change to TMP requirements.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by successfully completing an STMS Refresher workshop for the categories of road they are warranted for.


TMP Approver (to be confirmed)

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About the training

This learning block provides the knowledge and skill needed to approve TMPs that:

  • are compliant with CoPTTM (could include EEDs)
  • are suitable/applicable to the activity and the road environment
  • are safe and fit for purpose
  • contain adequate detail for the STMS to use

Topics include:

  • health and safety processes relevant for the role
  • site and activity requirements for specific work activities
  • TMP approval process and timeframes for processing TMPs
  • stakeholder engagement and road closure process
  • shared road reserves
  • local network conditions (including overweight/over-dimension routes)
  • engineering exception decisions (EEDs)
  • requirements for TTM barriers and portable traffic signals
  • delay calculations and traffic impact assessments
  • locating specific requirements in CoPTTM.

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person who approves TMPs on behalf of an RCA (including engineers who are approving TMPs).

Prerequisites

Participants must hold a TTM Planner or TTM Planner -NP warrant.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant (TMP Approver -NP) and a practising warrant (TMP Approver) for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by a trainer selected by Waka Kotahi. This is followed by an assessment for those wishing to gain the practising warrant

 Assessment

Non-practising warrant

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.
Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed on the practical components of the role by an Assessor selected by Waka Kotahi.

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a TMP approver refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if there is a significant change to TMP approvals process and requirements.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by successfully completing an STMS Refresher workshop for the categories of road they are warranted for.


TTM Auditor (to be confirmed)

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About the training

This learning block provides the knowledge and skill needed to audit TTM at a worksite to ensure CoPTTM and local requirements continue to be met.

Topics include:

  • health and safety processes relevant for the role
  • auditing principles, process, and powers
  • documentation required at the worksite
  • site condition rating form and CoPTTM requirements
  • corrective actions (audit strategies, follow-up actions)
  • advisory notice and notice of non-conformance (NNC)
  • communication

Who should complete the learning block?

Any STMS wishing to work as a TTM Auditor who assesses TTM at worksites (static and mobile) to support continuous improvement and identify and report on poor performance.

Prerequisites

Existing warrants

Participants must hold the STMS warrant for the level of road they are auditing. It is desirable that the person also holds a TTM Planner -NP or TTM Planner warrant.

New warrants

The minimum requirement is that the person holds the STMS -NP warrant for the category of road they will be auditing, and they have experience in (or observation of) installation, maintenance, and removal of TTM for that category of road. It is desirable that the person also holds a TTM Planner -NP or TTM Planner warrant.

Warrant

There is a practising warrant (TTM Auditor) for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a knowledge workshop delivered by a trainer selected by Waka Kotahi. This is followed by on-site assessment completing audits.

Assessment

TTM Auditor warrant The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor on the practical components of the role.

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if the audit process significantly changes.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by attending an STMS refresher workshop for the categories of road they are auditing on.


Corridor Manager & TMC (to be confirmed)

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About the training

This learning block provides the knowledge and skills needed to set network conditions and manage network activity to ensure CoPTTM and network compliance.

Topics include:

  • health and safety processes relevant for the role
  • locating specific requirements in CoPTTM
  • statutory obligations including Transport Rules, HSWA, NZUAG Code, etc.
  • network risk assessment and declaring road designations (and categories of road environment)
  • developing strategies for network-specific issues and setting local conditions
  • shared road reserves and cross-network discussions
  • network activity reports and TMC communication with the network
  • co-ordination of activities on the network and network performance
  • traffic impact assessment
  • crash reports, incident response, emergency/CDEM response, and liaison with emergency services
  • developing strategies to raise CoPTTM compliance
  • develop audit strategy
  • public and Police inquiries
  • long-term TSLs, overweight/over-dimension routes
  • EEDs, delegations of approvals, and implications of non-compliant TMPs
  • ROPE applications

Who should complete the learning block?

Any person wishing to work as a corridor manager or traffic management coordinator (TMC).

Prerequisites

Existing warrants

Participants must hold the STMS warrant for the highest level of road they are responsible for.

The minimum requirement is that the person has completed the following: L1 STMS (and, if responsible for L2/3 roads; L2/3 STMS-NP). The person must also hold a TTM Planner -NP or TTM Planner warrant.

New warrants

Participants must hold the TTM Planner or TTM Planner -NP warrant, be at least STMS NP in the categories of road environment they are responsible for, and have experience in (or observation of) installation, maintenance, and removal of TTM for those categories of road environment.

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant (TMC -NP) and a practising warrant (TMC) for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a knowledge workshop delivered by a trainer selected by Waka Kotahi. This is followed by an assessment for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.

Assessment

Non-practising warrant

The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the workshop.
Practising warrant

The trainee will be assessed on the practical components of the role by an Assessor selected by Waka Kotahi.

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if traffic management coordination requirements significantly change.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by successfully completing an STMS Refresher workshop for the categories of road they are warranted for.


Training and assessment

TTM Mentor

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About the training

This learning block provides the knowledge and skills needed to coach staff on the practical aspects of a role and prepare them for assessment.
As part of preparing a trainee for assessment, the TTM Mentor will be required to verify that the trainee has successfully performed selected tasks to standard.
Topics include:
  • about the TTM Mentor role
  • summary of the Training and Competency model
  • the process for mentoring:
    • establish the learning outcome
    • establish best style of mentoring
    • prepare Step: Get started Steps: Explain, Show, Practice
    • verify work to standard
    • wrap up
    • complete paperwork
  • putting it all together

Who should complete the learning block?

Skilled STMSs who want to mentor or coach staff on the practical aspects of their role.

Prerequisites

The person must have practical experience and be warranted in the activities they will be mentoring on.

Existing warrants

Participants must hold an STMS warrant for the level of road that the TTM Mentor is completing their mentoring on.

New warrants

The minimum requirement is that the person holds the practising STMS warrant for the category of road the TTM Mentor is mentoring on.

Warrant

There is a practising warrant - Mentor - for this learning block.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a one-day knowledge workshop delivered by TTM Mentor Trainer.

Assessment

The assessment for this warrant occurs during the workshop.

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if the mentoring process significantly changes.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by attending an STMS Refresher workshop for the categories of road they are mentoring on.


TTM Assessor

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About the training

This learning block provides details of the assessment methodology and requirements for each of the assessments. A briefing session is held for each assessment (or group of assessments).

Topics to be covered during each TTM Assessor briefing are:

  • about the learning block(s)
  • scope of assessment
  • assessment methodology and requirements
  • TTM Assessor guide
  • dealing with assessment issues
  • practice assessments
  • documentation

Who should complete the learning block?

TTM Assessors will need to successfully complete the briefing for each assessment included in their assessor scope of registration.

Prerequisites

A TTM Assessor is required to hold Unit Standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance. The assessor must have practical experience and be warranted in the activities they will be assessing.

Existing warrants

Participants must hold an STMS warrant for the level of road that the TTM Assessor is completing the assessment on.

The minimum requirement is that the person holds the following warrant: L1 STMS (and if the activity is being completed on L2/3 roads; L2/3 STMS).

New warrants

The minimum requirement is that the person holds the practising STMS warrant for the category of road the TTM Assessor is assessing on.

Warrant

There is a practising warrant (TTM Assessor) for this learning block. To attain this warrant, TTM Assessors must:

  • hold Unit Standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance
  • have TTM unit standards included in their assessor scope of registration
  • be approved by Waka Kotahi as a suitable person to hold the warrant.

Duration and type of learning

Each briefing will be between 4 and 8 hours in length (depending on the number of assessments covered in the briefing).

Assessment

The assessment for this warrant occurs:

  • during the successful completion of the training for Unit Standard 4098
  • during the successful completion of the TTM Assessor briefing

Refresher

There is no standard refresher workshop for this warrant. The need for a refresher workshop will be determined by Waka Kotahi if the assessment process significantly changes.

The holder of this warrant refreshes their CoPTTM knowledge by attending an STMS refresher workshop for the categories of road they are assessing on.


TTM Trainer

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About the training

This learning block provides the practical training skills needed to deliver selected TTM workshops.

Topics covered include:

  • about the training and competency model
  • principles of adult learning and training techniques
  • Waka Kotahi requirements for delivery of TTM workshops
  • review of delivery for parts of TTM workshops
  • completion of assessments for non-practising warrants
  • workshop administration and documentation

Who should complete the learning block?

Experienced STMSs who want to become trainers for selected TTM workshops that lead to the issue of warrants (and any associated refresher workshops).

The selected TTM workshops include TMO, Inspector, STMS Universal, STMS category A, category B, category C, and STMS Mobile.

It is also recommended that the STMS has successfully undertaken the role of TTM Mentor before attending the trainer training.

Prerequisites

The STMS must:

  • have credible industry experience
  • be a practising STMS in any of the workshops they will be running
  • hold Unit Standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance
  • hold (or be enrolled in training for) New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching – level 4 or 5. Waka Kotahi will consider cross crediting similar qualifications.
Existing warrants

Participants must be STMS warranted.

New warrants

The minimum requirement is that the person holds the practising STMS warrants for categories A and B.

Warrant

There is a practising warrant (T) for this qualification.

Duration and type of learning

The learning consists of a three-day knowledge and skills workshop delivered by selected trainers.

Assessment

The initial assessment for this warrant occurs progressively during the TTM Trainer workshop.

Upon successful completion of the TTM Trainer workshop, the Trainer will be awarded a Probationary Trainer warrant for 12 months. This will enable them to run TMO workshops unsupervised and assist with the delivery of STMS workshops under the direct supervision of a TTM trainer warranted to deliver STMS training for that category of road environment. During these 12 months, the probationary trainer must complete their Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching.

After one year the Probationary Trainer will be assessed by a TTM Assessor selected by Waka Kotahi and if they have met the standards, they will be awarded the full TTM Trainer warrant allowing them to deliver STMS training for the categories of road environment they hold a practising STMS warrant for.

Refresher

There is a three-yearly refresher workshop on the TTM Trainer warrant. The refresher workshop is a two-day workshop.