TC 1 - Inspector

How Will I Be Qualified?

An applicant requires the Level 1 TC – Inspector qualification, if their job requires them to do non-invasive inspections on the road network, but not more than 20 inspections per year

If their job requires more than this, then they are encouraged by NZTA to complete the level of qualification for the road level they will be working on (example STMS L2/3 NP if Level 2 or 3 roads).   To discuss this option further feel free to contact the inspector trainer Marius (0800 862 000 or 022 326 4434).


Who should attend this course: 

  • Candidates that wishes to obtain this qualification for the first time.
  • Any applicant who has held this qualification in the past, and it is about to expire (not more than 12-months) or has expired for more than 12-months should also complete this course to refresh the candidates qualification to a current status.  


Pre-requisite to complete this course: 

Level 1 TC – Inspector Questionnaire to be returned to TMA at least 10 days prior to course date for NZTA in Wellington approval to attend this course level. 

What's Included?

All course fees are payable on receipt of invoice (at least 48 hours prior to course date) to secure applicant spot, unless otherwise approved.  Use invoice number as reference when making payment online/phone banking.


Cost @ $265.00 + GST = $304.75 (incl GST) includes,

  • Course attendance fee @ $225.00 + GST
  • NZTA Registration fee @ $40.00 + GST
  • Continuous Tea and Coffee throughout the day
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Parking available off street
  • On successful completion of the course each applicant will receive a personalised TMA certificate and photo temporary wallet ID card, as proof of qualification.  This can be used as proof of qualification until the official NZTA wallet id card and certificate arrives.
  • On successful completion of course, each applicant will receive a USB flash drive with a copy of the course material and recourse documents covered during the course date


Cancellation / No Show Terms and Condition:
Once your booking has been confirmed, and anything changes, and you cannot attend the course date for any reason, we need to receive a cancellation/replacement notification in writing, 48 hours prior to the course date. or a full charge will apply as per our terms and conditions. Exchanges are dependent on the replacement student meeting the required qualification prerequisites.

What Will I Learn?

This workshop covers the standards and operating procedures required by the NZTA Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM), Edition 4 (Feb 2017) and subsequent additions and amendments. The workshop also covers Traffic Management Plan (TMP) preparation and design/site safety auditing.

All Manual Section for CoPTTM Ed4 Feb 2017 (Download):


For more information regarding Inspection activities see CoPTTM Ed4 Feb 2017 section D7.6 “Inspections and non-invasive activities”


This qualification allows the holder to

Conduct inspections on Low Volumes, Level 1, Level 2 and level 3 roads (with varying restrictions) with this qualification only.


  • If the attendee/s will be inspecting roads more than a few times per year, the attendee needs to gain the STMS qualification. The STMS qualification allows the applicant to inspect roads without restriction on frequency.
  • If the attendee/s only conduct inspections on Level 1 roads then the L1 STMS will be sufficient. If the attendee/s is doing both L1 and L2/3 road inspections, then the attendee/s should progress to the L2/3 STMS NP qualification.


Following successful completion of this workshop, a student will obtain their Level 1 Basic TC - Inspector qualification for 3 years (from the date of the course). This course is the pre-requisite for entry requirement for people wanting further training to Level 1 Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) standard of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

How Will I Learn?

This workshop is facilitated using a purpose built electronic-learning platform. All students are provided full training on the use of the system at the start of the course. Each student views and explores the material using their own personal tablet. This includes the conduct of all theory tests. Students must complete all theory tests and achieve at least 60% in each assessment to complete the course


What Should I Bring?

Electronic device:

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own electronic device to the course (tablet/iPad/laptop) to use during the course. Internet access is not required when using your own electronic-device. 

Alternatively, each attendee will be provided with a TM Academy device (Samsung 10.1 Tablet) to use during the course period


  • Bring reading spectacles if required.
  • Hard copy of CoPTTM Ed4 Feb 2017 (if preferred) - see learning content to download
  • Calculator (if preferred) 
  • Casual dress code
  • A photo of each attendee will be taken at the start of course date to be used for the NZTA ID Card

What Are The Times?

Course starts
Course ends

If anything changes and you cannot attend the course date for any reason, we need to receive cancellation/replacement notice 48 hours prior to the course date.
Otherwise, a full charge will apply as per our terms and conditions. Exchanges are dependent on the replacement student meeting the required qualification prerequisites.

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