Traffic Control Jobs for Backpackers

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Qualified Traffic Controller

Trafficwerx NT

Winnellie, Darwin

This position is for a Qualified Traffic Controller. Please only apply if you have NT Traffic Management tickets, or you are booked onto an NT Traffic Management...

New 4d ago

This position is for a Qualified Traffic Controller. Please only apply if you have NT Traffic Management tickets, or you are booked onto an NT Traffic Management...

Traffic Controller- Eastern Suburbs

stokes

Woollahra, Bondi Beach

I require a two people who are accredited traffic controllers for casual work in Woollahra managing traffic control on a building site I am running. Woollahra is 10...

1mth ago

I require a two people who are accredited traffic controllers for casual work in Woollahra managing traffic control on a building site I am running. Woollahra is 10...

Music Festival Volunteer

Blues Fest

Byron Bay

BLUESFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL - VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDDo you want a FREE ticket to Bluesfest, the biggest ?Music Festival in Australia this Easter?We are looking for...

2mth ago

BLUESFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL - VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDDo you want a FREE ticket to Bluesfest, the biggest ?Music Festival in Australia this Easter?We are looking for...

Ticketed Construction Labourers

Dash Group - Trades & Labour

Sydney

TICKETED CONSTRUCTION LABOURERSAs the New Year pace picks up following Australia Day, Dash group Trades & Labour have a variety of work kicking off across Sydney...

1yr+ ago

TICKETED CONSTRUCTION LABOURERSAs the New Year pace picks up following Australia Day, Dash group Trades & Labour have a variety of work kicking off across Sydney...

 

Construction Labourer

Labor Solutions

Sydney

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

Construction Labourer

Labor Solutions

Sydney

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

1yr+ ago

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

Construction Labourer

Labor Solutions

Sydney

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

1yr+ ago

DO YOU NEED WORK?WE NEED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS!Do you want to be part of the Labor Solutions Team? The Best Construction Labour Hire Company!As one of the...

 

Groundsman Labourer

Xtreme Garden Care

Darwin

We are seeking COMMITTED Ground Crew/Labourers who are willing to work in all conditions in Darwin.Xtreme Garden Care is a family owned and operated business,...

We are seeking COMMITTED Ground Crew/Labourers who are willing to work in all conditions in Darwin.Xtreme Garden Care is a family owned and operated business,...

 

Get an Internation Student Visa

Free Course Consulation

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Construction Labourers - Surry Hills

Buildability Group

Surry Hills, Sydney

Buildability Group is currently seeking experienced Construction labourers for various large projects in Surry Hills with immediate starts!$30 - $36phBenefits...

1yr+ ago

Buildability Group is currently seeking experienced Construction labourers for various large projects in Surry Hills with immediate starts!$30 - $36phBenefits...

Construction Labourers

Bleasdale National Contractors

sydney, Sydney

Due to increasing demand for labourers in the construction industry in the Sydney metro areas,for civil and commercial constructionBNC workforce are requiring...

2yr+ ago

Due to increasing demand for labourers in the construction industry in the Sydney metro areas,for civil and commercial constructionBNC workforce are requiring...

Construction Labourers

Network Recruitment Group

Perth

The team here at Network Recruitment Group specialize in the recruitment of skilled labour for well renowned construction companies around the Perth metropolitan area....

2yr+ ago

The team here at Network Recruitment Group specialize in the recruitment of skilled labour for well renowned construction companies around the Perth metropolitan area....

Labour & Helping Hand

NBN SEEK

Sydney Metro, Sydney

We are looking for 5 super stars for our day shift and night shiftMost of our jobs are related to telecommunication network Infrastructure, so if you have any...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for 5 super stars for our day shift and night shiftMost of our jobs are related to telecommunication network Infrastructure, so if you have any...

General / Skilled Labourers - Interview Sign Up Day Wed 15th Aug

Contractors United

Sydney

Interview sign up day / Wed 15th Aug / Register your interest nowWe are in need of labourers with the following:Experience on a construction site – general...

5yr+ ago

Interview sign up day / Wed 15th Aug / Register your interest nowWe are in need of labourers with the following:Experience on a construction site – general...

Traffic Control Jobs in Australia

While many people refer to traffic controllers as lollipop men, there is more to the job than holding up the "stop" and "slow" lollipop sign. The job requires endurance, good communication ability, and a moderate level of fitness. While the road works industry used to be a predominantly male-dominated field, more and more women are joining the ranks, with good reason too. There’s a big demand for this kind of work, and it pays well. If you’re looking for a job to fund your travels around Australia and allow you to extend your working holiday visa, then look no further.

So what does the work entail? A road traffic controller’s role is to manually direct road traffic on roads during road construction, maintenance, roadside works, and public events. The job includes planning and preparing the worksite, operating a two-way radio, coordinating and controlling traffic, and putting out signs and traffic cones. Good concentration is essential, as the work often requires standing for eight hours or more. It’s important to have a good attitude in this kind of work, as drivers can often get frustrated having to wait. One of the most challenging aspects of this work may be the weather. Road traffic controllers are required to work outside, rain or shine. This means standing under the hot Australian sun, or out in the wind and rain. However, working in the great outdoors has its perks too. You’ll see new parts of Australia, get a great sunglasses tan, and never have to worry about having a vitamin D deficiency!

Traffic Controller Job Requirements

Traffic controller license:

There are two different qualifications required, depending on the job. Level 1 qualification is operating the stop/slow bat. Level 2 is operating signs and devices. Thankfully, attaining the qualifications is as simple as a one-day theory course followed by a practical assessment. Each state and territory in Australia has its accreditation, which means if you decide to seek out traffic control work, it would be best to stay in the same state. Courses range in price, but generally, you should expect to pay about $250 per qualification. Assessment may be an additional cost.

Level-one training involves a single day of learning theory, followed by 20 hours of supervised practical work. You’ll receive a logbook that needs to be signed off by a certified traffic controller.

Level-two training involves, again, a full day of theory, followed by a practical examination. You’ll be required to set up three different sites. After passing this examination, you can then apply for a traffic controller license with the relevant state or territory department of transport. The traffic controller license is valid for three years.

Communication ability:

Road traffic controllers need to have good communication skills. This means you’ll need a good grasp of English. Controllers often have to communicate via radio, so a clear voice and succinct language is essential. You may also be required to speak to drivers waiting, to explain wait times or driving directions.

Agree to drug and alcohol testing

Most employers of road traffic controllers will require you to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. Some employers may even require daily testing. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a few hard-earned beers after work, but its something to be considerate of.

2nd and 3rd Year Working Holiday Visa Extension

Working as a traffic controller is a great option for those wishing to extend their working holiday visas for a second year. There are so many wonderful reasons to extend your working holiday visa. There is so much to see and do in Australia. Beyond that, it’s also a great opportunity to build skills and get solid work experience. Expending your visa requires three months (88 days) of working in a specified area of regional Australia and your employer pays you in accordance with Australian legislation and awards. Thankfully, a lot of road traffic control work is based in regional areas. What’s more, road traffic control work pays very well.

To extend your visa, the required work needs to fall into one of five categories:

  • Plant or animal cultivation
  • Fishing and pearling
  • Tree farming and felling
  • Mining
  • Construction

Road traffic control work falls into the construction industry. After completing your 88 days of regional work, you can apply for the second year visa.

How much can I earn as a Traffic Controller?

Road traffic control work falls under the construction modern award. This means a wage of $28 an hour plus penalties. On weekends you could likely be earning up to $50 an hour.