Traffic Officer Training | Western Cape Government

Traffic Officer Training

(Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)
Traffic Officer Training



Traffic officer training is an accredited qualification for traffic officers permanently employed by provincial or local authorities. The traffic officer will be awarded a Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement once the programme is completed.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate or equivalent NQF level 4.
  • Permanent employment at a provincial/local authority as a traffic officer.
  • No criminal record.
  • Must be medically, physically and mentally fit as well as competent to perform the applicable tasks and duties.
  • Code B driving licence (manual transmission). Learner’s licences will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must not be older than 35 years.

Course Duration: One year

Fees: Contact us
(Course fees subject to change annually as per Provincial Treasury regulations)


1 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed text.
2 9016 Represent, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2 and 3 dimensional space in different contexts.
3 120476 Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics
4 117705 Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.
5 119649 Handle and use a handgun
6 123515 Handle and use a handgun for business purposes
7 256519 Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework for road traffic law enforcement.
8 256527 Apply knowledge of road traffic legislation pertaining to traffic officers, road users and vehicles.
9 243263 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anti-corruption issues in the Public Sector.
10 116534 Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace
11 120486 Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques.
12 256518 Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside
13 256520 Control Traffic
14 256524 Use traffic law enforcement equipment
15 256523 Apply knowledge of legislation regarding dangerous goods and substances conveyed by road.
16 120331 Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places
17 256525 Apply knowledge of the National Land Transportation Transition Act.
18 256517 Demonstrate an understanding of the Administrative Adjudication of the Road Traffic Offences Act.
19 256521 Evaluate loads on vehicles.
20 119035 Isolate and secure a scene
21 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
22 119457 Interpret and use information from texts
23 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
24 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
25 119469 Read/View, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
26 119471 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
27 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues
28 119459 Write/Present/Sign for a wide range of contexts
29 119031 Assess and analyse an incident
30 377222 Demonstrate knowledge of the Land Transport Legal Framework


Pass Requirements
Students must be found competent during the practical and theoretical assessments determined by RTMC and SASSETA policy guidelines.

Application form: To be requested

Please be advised that the above mentioned form is not to apply for employment (Job).

Other Learning Programmes

View the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

  • One of the most asked questions

  • When can I expect new Traffic Officer posts(jobs) to be advertised?

    There is no specific timeline or dates in the year that new posts are to be advertised, it is dependant on the Department (Provincial).

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The content on this page was last updated on 21 August 2020