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Course Philosophy
The Course
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Traffic Officers Diploma Course

Course Philosophy

The Traffic Officer's Course is structured to provide a fertile environment for the development of the student traffic officer. Members will have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of the NRTA 93/96 (National Road Traffic Act, Act 93/96) and other related legislation. Overall, the course will focus on those issues which will equip the officer to execute his duties as a traffic officer in a professional manner.


The Course

The course is of twenty five week duration.

Throughout the course specialist instructors, consultants and other personnel are used to provide professional input.



As previously mentioned, the course is divided into thirty six core modules. They are:

Unit 1: Discipline and Code of Conduct/Compliments and Saluting
Unit 2: Traffic Management
Unit 3: Labour Relations and Occupational Safety
Unit 4: SA Law
Unit 5: Criminal Law
Unit 6: Law of Criminal Procedure
Unit 7: Law of Evidence
Unit 8: Use of Force
Unit 9: Constitutional Law
Unit 10: Appointment and Powers
Unit 11: Point Duty
Unit 12: Administration and Discontinue Notices
Unit 13: National Road Traffic Act 93/96
Unit 14: Driving Under the Influence
Unit 16: Systematic Examination of Vehicles
Unit 17: Vehicles Excluded from Certain Regulations
Unit 18: Loads on Vehicles
Unit 19: Dimensions and Projections
Unit 20: Abnormal Vehicles
Unit 21: Basic Accident Recording
Unit 22: Incident Management
Unit 23: Administrative Powers
Unit 24: Other Auxiliary Functions
Unit 25: Mock Courts
Unit 26: Selected Firearm Skills
Unit 27: Tactical Pursuit: Stop and Approach
Unit 28: Physical Education
Unit 29: Physical Fitness
Unit 30: Principles of Proactism
Unit 31: Crime Prevention
Unit 32: Police Professionalism
Unit 34: First Aid
Unit 35: Dangerous Goods Act 15 of 1973 / National Road Traffic Act 93/96
Unit 36: Basic Fire Fighting
Unit 37: National Land Transport Transition Act (NLTTA)
Unit 38: Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO)
Unit on All Speed Machines

The Traffic Officer's Course is designed to be professionally challenging and enjoyable. To obtain the maximum benefit from the course, learners are encouraged to approach the course with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.


  Cyril Knoesen
Chief: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course
  Douglas Eaglestone
Instructor: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course
  Hemdav Kesar
Instructor: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course
  Kellie Maharaj
Instructor: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course
  Victor Shange
Instructor: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course
  Mervin Kanniah
Instructor: Traffic Officer’s Diploma Course


Contact Details
Business Hours Mondays to Fridays
07:30 – 16:00
Postal Address Traffic Training College
Private Bag X9065
Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Physical Address

240 Burger Street
Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Logistics Section
225 Prince Alfred Street
Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Telephone: (033) 3940202
(033) 3946350 (Logistics Section Only)
Fax: (033) 3427711
Email Us: traffic.training@kzntransport.gov.za