Level 1 Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS)

This course provides in depth training on Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) guidelines, skills and requirements set out by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for work activities on Level 1 Roads.

Who should attend:

Anybody who has at least one-month experience as a TC and wishes to carry out TTM duties on state highways or local roads. As a Level 1 STMS you will be responsible for the safe installation and operation of TTM at worksites. This course is also ideal for those in a supervisory or planning role who need a more in depth understanding of CoPTTM, for example Film location managers, worksite foremen, site engineers.


  • Two days, typically from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Arrive 30 minutes early to find parking and register
  • After hours’ / night shift courses may be booked

Course Content:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)
  • Authorities of an STMS
  • Responsibilities
  • Legal requirements
  • Traffic Management Plan (TMP) Design
  • Equipment and signs
  • Working with the Road Controlling Authority (RCA)
  • Audit Level 1 worksites
  • Static and mobile operations
  • Understanding and completing correct documentation


  • Five open book tests:
  • Section A: Introduction and General
  • Section B: Equipment
  • Section C: Static Operations
  • Section D: Mobile Operations
  • TMP Design

You must achieve an average of 60% over all four tests to pass the course.

Learning environment:

  • The course is predominantly classroom based with optional additional practical exercises. Computers are provided to all attendees.
  • Attendees will be taught to navigate CoPTTM to find answers to tests. This is an extremely useful tool as it empowers employees to find solutions to problems in the field and facilitates on-going learning.
  • Maximum class size of 15 to ensure all learners get the quality attention and guidance they need.

Practical content:

  • Ask us about our practical, hands on, competency based STMS workshops. The NZTA STMS qualification is theory based and requires no demonstration of in the field application.
  • We offer a half day or one-day practical workshop which puts the theory learned throughout the course into practical use. This is highly recommended for those who will be working on the road.


  • Successful participants will be issued with a temporary I.D. card as evidence until the NZTA STMS Certificate and I.D. card arrives which is valid for three years from the date of the course.

NZQA Unit Standards:

  • All of our unit standard based courses are done by PassRite. Customers can book these course through Evolve Training. If you would like to gain credits on top of your NZTA course please let us know when you fill out your application.

We offer the following unit standards for Level 1 STMS:

NZTA Course Level 1 STMS
Unit Standard 5628 |Operate as a Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) for low volume and Level 1 roads
Credits 3 Level 5

NZTA Course Level 1 STMS
Unit Standard 5631 |Plan and install portable traffic signal systems for temporary traffic management
Credits 3 Level 5

 Course Cost:

  • $429.00 + GST per/person ($493.35 including GST)
  • Group rates are available
  • Unit standards are an additional cost and organised through enquiry

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