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STMS Universal
(Site Traffic Management Specialist Universal)

The Universal site traffic management specialist (STMS-U) provides the base STMS knowledge for the STMS category A, B or C learning blocks and the STMS Mobile learning block. It is a new learning block and for people who intend 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 or TTM Assessor
  • a TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager.

The TMO non-practising warrant is a prerequisite to the STMS-U warrant (or a current TC warrant).

The workshop is theory based. The assessments are sat progressively during the workshop, this is registered as the STMS-U warrant with Waka Kotahi and can be registered as a unit standard.

Topics include:

  • navigating 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 site setup and calculating resources
  • completing a TTM crew briefing
  • checking a worksite
  • being a leader

Workshop fee includes:

  • Waka Kotahi registration fee
  • Assessment material
  • STMS Universal Handbook
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • a verification card which can be used as proof of the warrant (until the Waka Kotahi card arrives)

Unit Standard

The STMS NP can be registered as a Unit Standard:

Warrant Unit Std Title Level Credit
Universal STMS 31961 Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management 3 5


For more information about this warrant refer to Waka Kotahi STMS Universal.

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