This online training program is offered for traffic and transport professionals and students with any level of experience. It will be of benefit to people interested in the essential concepts of traffic modelling and principles of traffic analysis.

This program has been prepared by Dr Rahmi Akçelik, a leading scientist and software developer with 50 years of practical, research and training experience in the area of road traffic operations, traffic engineering, management and control.

Key Focus

This training will focus on traffic variables, concepts and principles that need to be understood for effective intersection and network modelling from a practical perspective using an analytical software tool such as SIDRA INTERSECTION. These traffic variables are of importance in preparing input, interpreting output, and calibrating the model for best representation of real-life traffic conditions.

The knowledge gained at this online training will be useful generally in the use of all traffic and transport modelling software tools.

General Information

Please read the following important information about our training programs.

Available Modules and listed on the Upcoming Events page.

We use Eventbrite for registration and these pages include information on pricing, currency, time zone and payment. Different registration information for Australian and Overseas customers, depending on the region for the event, is given in the Eventbrite page.

Attending all available Modules is recommended. However you may choose to attend individual Modules at different times.

Separate Registration for each Module

Separate registration is required for each Module. For instance, if you would like to attend both Module A and Module B, you are required to register for each of these two Modules separately.

Units and displays in presentations and exercises will be configured according to region. These are based on:

  • SIDRA Standard Left software setup using Left-Hand traffic rule and Metric units.
  • SIDRA Standard Right software setup using Right-Hand traffic rule and Metric units.
  • SIDRA US HCM software setup using Right-hand traffic rule and US Customary units.

At the end of your Module, we will ask you to complete and submit a Training Evaluation Survey so we can get feedback on your experience. The information and feedback you provide is valuable for us in designing and improving our programs.

After completion of training, we will send you a Certificate of Completion. We will also send you links for downloading your Answers to Exercises Books.

  • You will be sent training books (PDF format) before the training.
  • The training will be in English.
  • We recommend that you watch these tutorial videos before the training.

By registering for this training, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  • Any form of recording is prohibited. This includes both video and audio.
  • Only the registered attendee may attend. If you wish to transfer your position to someone else in your organisation, prior notice must be given (at least 48 hours prior to the event).
  • We do not offer refunds; however you may transfer your registration to a colleague within the same organisation as explained above.
  • You have read these important Setup Requirements and agree that they can be met.

Ticket fees are non-refundable. Another delegate may be substituted for the same training Module free of charge. Please contact us about delegate substitution in advance.

Transfer between training Modules is not allowed.



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Understanding fundamental concepts and principles for effective intersection and network modelling

"A good understanding of traffic operations is essential for effective use of traffic models for intersection and network design, performance assessment and transport planning purposes. Model calibration is an important element of this process. SIDRA Training is not just about intersection and network analysis, but aims to improve general understanding of operational analysis of all traffic facilities."

Dr Rahmi Akçelik


Here are some positive comments from delegates who have attended our SIDRA MODEL FUNDAMENTALS online training program.

It was a good experience for the improvement and understanding of the basic and advance concepts of SIDRA. It helps to understand how things works and how to interpret the results. The basic clarification is extremely necessary to find solutions for a particular problem/scenario.

Udit Bhatti
Graduate Traffic Engineer, Traffic Planning Consultants Limited

Instructors are very knowledgeable and any questions were answered in real-time by the SIDRA team during the course. Provides a strong foundational overview of traffic engineering with background information on SIDRA default settings.

Ashley Schalken
Traffic Engineer, Transmax

The content taught delves into the mechanics of SIDRA and the theories behind traffic modelling which is helpful for a traffic engineer.

Pearce Javat
Graduate Engineer, Main Roads Western Australia
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