Course Title: Design traffic control elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Dr. A R M Muniruzzaman
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Civil Engineering
Tel: (03) 9925 4415
Fax: (03) 9925 4189

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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 Current traffic regulations are understood and inform traffic control design.
1.2 Local vehicle registration procedures are understood and inform traffic control design.
1.3 A variety of current relevant road signs are understood and informs traffic control design.


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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Human behaviour characteristics such as observation, concentration and boredom and their effect on intersection design and signage are understood and inform traffic control design.
2.2 Relevant O H & S regulations, codes and issues are understood and inform traffic control design.


3. Design and draw guidance methods

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Guide post spacing is calculated.
3.2 Appropriate road markings are defined.
3.3 Appropriate use is made of reflective materials.
3.4 The basic design requirements for common types of protective barrier are complied with.


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

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Line marking, signage and ramped crossings can be designed and drawn for a typical range of urban and rural intersections.
4.2 Designs and drawings are prepared in accordance with current best practice and include provision of pedestrian, pram and wheelchair crossing facilities, line marking, street furniture and signs.


5. Carry out Worksite Traffic Management (WTM)

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The rules of WTM are followed.
5.2 Planning, operation and removal procedures are correctly followed.
5.3 Signs and signing devices used to warn and control traffic are correctly utilised.
5.4 The relevant O H & S regulations, codes and issues are correctly applied.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course.
• Lectures/Tutorials
• Practicals/Discussions
• Journals/Research Work/Team Work
• Presentations
• Self-Directed Learning
• Site Visit/Excursion

Teacher-led activities:
Face to face lectures for each element covering fundamental knowledge of traffic control elements/devices, including workplace secenarios through
refernece materials such as videos and reports from relevant organisations.

Student based problem solving and directed study:
Participate in individual and team problem solving activities and directed study which includes research on specific topics.

 Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

Effective Communication: Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and laboratory reports
Creative Planning & organising activities: Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work: Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners: Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment will test these skills
Professional Attitudes: Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance.

Teaching Schedule

Week  Topic                                       Resources and Activities                                Elements / Performance criteriaAssessment Tasks
1Introduction to

 Traffic Control Elements

Traffic control devices
Application of traffic control devices
Road management acts
Current regulations for  vehicle registration 

Part B course guide – handout

Class notes

Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant references/standards

1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2Apply knowledge of Human Factors that
Influence- line marking, signage of rural intersection design.
Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant references/standards

2.1, 2.2 


Road signs:

Traffic signs
Human factors influencing signage
Intersection design

Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant vicroad registrations

Activity 2:
Discussion / briefing on group assignment

1.1 , 1.2
Group Assignment
4Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration: Highway Safety

Directed Study - relevant OHS standards and policies

Activity 1:
Group assignment

4.1, 4.2 

Group Assignment 

5Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration: Traffic flow theory

Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant standards and policies

Activity 2:
Group assignment

1.2, 2.2,4.1



Group Assignment 

6Apply knowledge of Human Factors that Influence- line marking, signage of urban intersection design: Traffic signal design

Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant standards and policies

Activity 2:
Group assignment

4.1, 4.2
Group Assignment
7Design and draw guidance methods-guide posts, safety barrier design

Activity 1:
Directed Study - relevant standards and policies

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 Group Assignment due week 7
8Worksite Traffic Management (WTM) - concept and applicationActivity 1:
Directed Study - relevant standards and policies


5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
9Exam 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Guide for the design of intersections at grade’


Other Resources

1. Work notes.
2. Calculator, ruler and pencil.
3. Prescribed text books
4. Access to blackboard notes.
5. AutoCAD Civil 3d software access.

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

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Group Assignment : Data collection, analysis and overall study of an intersection (30% weighting)

Final Exam: Theory knowledge and calculations will be assessed (Week 1 to week 8) (70%weighting).

Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment

Assessment requirements also include:

- Attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises ,
- Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
-Satisfactory completion of class assignment work
-Timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment vs EAC090B Elements & Performance Criteria.

AssessmentsPerformance CriteriaWeightage
Group Assignment1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, ,4.230%
Final Exam1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.470%


               EAC090B Elements & Performance Criteria 
 Group Assignment XXXXX    XX    

Other Information

* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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.
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 lodgement 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.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
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Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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