CERTIFIED TRANSPORT PLANNER CAPABILITY OUTLINE

To qualify as a CTP candidate, you must be able to accumulate at least 400 points from the following table of Transport Planning exposure areas, subject to the minimum and maximum points set out in the table.

Please note what constitutes “examples” and “supporting evidence” for each Exposure Area. If your application includes qualifications and/or other experience obtained from overseas education and training institutions or professional associations, it would assist assessment if you could provide explanatory advice indicating equivalence to Australian circumstances.

All copies of documents subsequently submitted to your nominated assessing organisation must be sighted and signed as to be true and original by a person included on the Commonwealth Government’s Statutory Declaration Signatory List, or a person holding CTP accreditation. The List provides a wide range of options for certification of your documents, and includes persons who are a Justice of the Peace, hold specified positions in the Defence Forces, are permanent employees of government authorities or are members of a number of professional associations. The full List and links to related information are available at the Attorney-General's department website

1. Current or Recent Transport Planning Experience.

Exposure Area

Examples of experience: 6 years as Traffic Engineer, 3 years as Transport Planning Team Leader, 2 years as a Travel Demand Management officer, 2 years as a Traffic/Transport Assistant, 5 years as a teacher/lecturer of Transport Planning Management.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Resume with details of referees, job description(s)

Criteria
Points Awarded
2 yrs
40 pts
3 yrs
75 pts
4 yrs
100 pts
5 yrs
125 pts
6-10 yrs
150 pts
11 yrs+
200 pts
(40 points minimum, 200 points maximum)

2. Current or Recent Transport Planning Management Experience.

Exposure Area

Examples of management experience: 6 years as Transport/Traffic Manager, 3 years as Transport/Traffic Team Leader.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Resume with details of related referees, job description(s)/position statement(s) certified by an accompanying letter from relevant employe

Criteria
Points Awarded
2 yrs
40 pts
3 yrs
60 pts
4 yrs
80 pts
5 yrs
100 pts
Above 5 yrs
150 pts
(150 points maximum)

3. Higher Education in Transport Planning or Related Discipline.

Exposure Area

Examples of educational qualifications: In general terms, a university provided award or equivalent international professional qualification in transport planning or management, such as a Bachelor degree in Engineering/Geography/Economics/Town Planning with or without a Traffic/Transport Planning major, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a Transport Planning/Management area, Master Degree in Transport Planning/Management, other Master Degree/ MBA that includes courses in transport related areas.

Examples of supporting evidence: Official or certified copy of transcript from education provider, listing modules/courses successfully completed as part of award received, together with a certified copy of award (eg Graduate Diploma, Degree). The nominated assessing association will determine equivalence during the assessment process.

Criteria
Points Awarded
Graduate Certificate
70 pts
Bachelor Degree/Graduate Diploma
100 pts
MBA/Master Degree
150 pts
PhD
200 pts
(200 pts maximum for area)

4. Vocational Training and Executive Programs.

Exposure Area

Examples of vocational training: In general terms, a Certificate or Diploma provided under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) or equivalent international framework in transport management, including transport modes or infrastructure management.

Examples of executive program: Short courses in transport evaluation methods/modal operations/traffic precincts. Intensive program in traffic or transport management, or leadership development program directed to roles in transport/traffic planning or management.

Examples of supporting evidence: Official or certified copy of transcript from training provider, listing modules/courses successfully completed as part of award received, together with a certified copy of award (eg Certificate)). For executive programs, a record of attendance and outcomes. The nominated assessing association will determine equivalence during the assessment process.

Criteria
Points Awarded
Certificate I
10 pts
Certificate II
20 pts
Certificate III
30 pts
Certificate IV
50 pts
Vocational Diploma
70 pts
Executive Programs
Short Course
10 pts
Intensive Program
30 pts
(100 pts maximum for area)

5. Professional Membership of Transport Planning Associations.

Exposure Area

Example of professional membership: AITPM ,CILTA, LAA, SCLAA, Apics.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Official letter of membership and length of membership from association.

Criteria
Points Awarded
1 yrs
10 pts
2 yrs
20 pts
3 yrs
30 pts
4 yrs
40 pts
5 yrs or more
50 pts
(50 points maximum)

6. Transport Planning Continuing Professional Development Activities During The Past Three Years.

Exposure Area

Examples of programs: Industry Conference, Association Conferences, Seminars.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Conference overview and proof of attendance.

Criteria
Points Awarded
10 points per activity
10 pts
(100 points maximum)

7. Industry Leadership Roles in Transport Planning During The Past Three Years.

Exposure Area

Example of roles: Chair, President, Vice President, Director, Committee Member, and/or Sub Committee Member of Government and/or Non-government entities or project groups.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Letter of appointment or reference letter from entity or group chair/president.

Criteria
Points Awarded
15 points for each position.
15 pts
(60 points maximum)

8. Transport Planning-related Industry Participation and Contributions.

Exposure Area

Examples of participation: Published work, presentation/speaking engagement, conference chair, breakout leader, judging panel, industry mentor.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Overview/copy of event paper, etc and proof of participation/contribution therein.

Criteria
Points Awarded
15 points for each participation and contribution
15 pts unpublished
Published
40 pts
(60 points maximum)

9. Transport Planning Recognition/Awards.

Exposure Area

Examples of recognition/awards: Scholarships, study tours, graduation awards, industry award.

Examples of supporting evidence to be provided: Overview of recognition/award and proof of receipt.

Criteria
Points Awarded
25 points for each recognition/award
25 pts
(100 points maximum)