Road traffic controllers direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic in an organised way to ensure public safety at construction zones, accidents, public events or other road disruptions. Using signs and other devices, they manage the movements of emergency response teams, construction workers and the general public.
Work takes place at or around the traffic disruption, on streets and highways in urban, suburban and rural areas.
Suitable for people who can work well under pressure, communicate effectively and manage a complex physical environment.
Formal qualifications are not required.
Certificate courses and units of study in road transport terminal operations or traffic control can boost employability.
A traffic control licence for your state or territory may be required.