Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS)


The STMS course qualifies the person in the role and important duties involved in the overall responsibility for the site. The STMS is the supervisor responsible for managing all aspects of the site to achieve effective protection of people at and near the site, correct direction of the traffic through the site, compliance with all necessary standards, and responsibility for safety at all times.

STMS is achieved by attending our two day STMS training course. Participants must be TC qualified; they must hold a current TC warrant to be eligible to attend. Your STMS eligibility can be confirmed by our people at the time of registration. Feel free to contact us to discuss whether you are eligible to complete STMS training, or about attending TC training. Select dates from our schedule for STMS training in Porirua and Napier.

The STMS training provides the New Zealand Transportation Agency’s (NZTA) warrant which is the nationally recognised qualification. The STMS warrant lasts for 3 years. STMS qualified people should refresh their training every three years to retain their STMS warrant. We provide STMS refresher training. View our information and dates for refresher training here

NZTA warranted STMS can:

  • Prepare traffic management plans
  • Check and approve traffic management plans
  • Undertake duties of a STMS for level 1 temporary traffic management
  • Undertake audits of temporary traffic management sites for level 1 TTM
  • Establish, manage and de-establish a level 1 worksite

Completing the STMS course:

Participants undertake a theoretical assessment during the training. A pass mark of 80% or higher provides registration with NZTA as accredited STMS. The qualification is valid for 36 months. Tony Stella is our NZTA registered facilitator of STMS Training.

On completing this training you wil be able to:

  • Understand the standards of the NZTA Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (NZTA CoPTTM)
  • Apply the operating procedures required for NZTA roads and Local Authority roads
  • Prepare traffic management plans
  • Check and approve traffic management plans
  • Conduct team briefings about traffic management
  • Determine the correct implementation of plans and safety procedures
  • Undertake supervisory duties of a STMS for level 1 temporary traffic management, including correct site set up, checking that all elements of the site comply, that safety and traffic control are effectively maintained at all times and that procedures are in place for appropriately and safely disestablishing the site
  • Undertake audits of temporary traffic management sites for level 1 TTM

The training uses best practice learning methodology. It is participative and covers:

  • NZTA’s Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM Edition 4)
  • Unit Standard 5628 on the NZ Qualification Framework upon request.  Please contact us before the training, to discuss your requirement for receiving credits under the NZQA Framework.  Additional costs for Unit Standards and assessment apply.

Laptops, tablets and iPads at STMS Training: We encourage our course participants to bring laptops, or a tablet, or iPad with them to STMS training. We believe that using these devices to access the electronic version of CoPTTM Ed 4 is so much better for learning. and growing confidence in accessing information in CoPTTM Ed 4

Training Aspirations’ courses are facilitated by our professional facilitators, Tony Stella and Kieran Stella. Kieran is our primary facilitator, presenting many of our courses on our schedule of workshops. Kieran brings great energy to the classroom. Learning is engaging and very enjoyable. Participants rate Kieran’s delivery as high quality. Written comments include … “Keep doing this just as you are … it’s great!”

Tony Stella, our Principal Facilitator, is an exceptional trainer – participants find that learning is made easier by Tony’s style. Participants consistently tell us that Tony’s training helps them to understand the information covered in STMS. Participants find that discussions on the course are most helpful in clarifying aspects of importance to performing the duties of STMS effectively.

At Training Aspirations’ courses, we often provide one of our Learning Support people, Georgina O’Connor and Stephanie Croskery. Our Learning Support person performs an important role, contributing to the participant’s learning experience in key areas such as comprehending  written material and undertaking practical work at on-site activities.

The course fee includes:

  • NZTA Registration Fee of $40 plus GST
  • Course workbook and handouts
  • Lunches, morning and afternoon teas

Contact us to discuss in-house training at reduced prices.

Your enquiries are very welcome.

STMS scheduled courses

Date City Venue Details
Nov 22, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Nov 29, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Dec 14, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Mar 21, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Mar 27, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
May 22, 2018 - May 23, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Jun 27, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Jul 12, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Aug 30, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Sep 5, 2018 - Aug 6, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Oct 30, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Nov 21, 2018 - Nov 22, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place
Nov 28, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Napier Duke of Gloucester Restaurant & Bar 8:30am at 389 Gloucester Street, Taradale
Dec 6, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018 https://trainingaspirations.com Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS L1) in Porirua The Porirua Club 8:30am at 1 Lodge Place