Course Title: Design traffic control elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: CIVE5695

Course Title: Design traffic control elements

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Co-ordinator/Teacher:

Anirban Khastagir
Phone: 99254087
Room No: 57.05.34

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX060B Prepare basic mechanical and structural steel drawings to AS1100

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to design safe and efficient methods of controlling traffic on the road and at the worksite.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC090B Design traffic control elements


1. Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration and road signage

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Application of traffic control devices
1.2 Road management acts
1.3 VicRoads vehicle registration guidelines


2. Apply knowledge of human factors that influence signage and intersection design.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Traffic signs
2.2 Intersection design
2.3 Occupation health and safety (OHS)- Work related crashes


3. Design and draw guidance methods

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Application of guide posts.
3.2 Different use of guide posts.
3.3 Design procedure of guide posts.


4. Design and draw linemarking, signage and ramped crossings for urban and rural intersections

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Design pavement markings.
4.2 Purpose, benefit and limitation of pavement marking.
4.3 Colour and reflectorization.
4.4 Pavement marking materials


5. Carry out Worksite Traffic Management (WTM)

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Traffic management acts.
5.2 Provision of worksite safety.
5.3 Responsibities of worksite safety.
5.4 Basic principles of signs and devices.
5.5 Components of traffic work site.
5.6 Relevant Australian standards.
5.7 Detour

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher-led lessons will include:

• Overview of diiferent road management acts in Victoria and 0verview of different traffic control devices.
• Overview of different road signs (warning, guide and regulatory signs).
• Details study of intersection design.
• Overview of occupational health and safety - work related crashes.
• Guide post design and analysis.
• Overview of pavement markings.
• Application of Australian Standards with reagrds to work site management.

Student learning activities will include individual and team problem solving activities which address the designated areas of underpinning knowledge for each element. Hence, students will:

Demonstrate their ability to identify different types of traffic signs and pavement marking
Solve problems on CBR
Solve problems on design traffic

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Trffic control device

Week 2: Road signs

Week 3: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)- Part 1

Week 4: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) -Part 2

Week 5: Guide post design

Week 6: Pavement marking

Week 7: Worksite safety management

Week 8: Final exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online lecture notes


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task will involve:

1. Quiz: Covering elements 1,2,3,4 and 5
2. Assignment: 30% Covering elements 1,2,3,4 and 5
3. Final exam: 50% Covering elements 1,2,3,4 and 5

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentsDue dateProportion on Total marks (%)
QuizWeek 2,4,5,720%
AssignmentWeek 830%
Final ExamWeek 850%

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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