Client Testimonials

24-07-2017

Prior to this course I was feeling challenged by the self directed study I had undertaken.  I was navigating the information for the development of QMS to SMS and the process seemed daunting. After 5 days on the Southpac SMS course with Matt McKay I can honestly say that my doubts have gone.  The information gaps have been filled.  The structure I needed has been provided and my knowledge and confidence enhanced.  Matt is a true blue safety management professional with top notch facilitation skills.  If you are thinking about this course I say “go for it.”  Matt delivered everything I needed to move myself and our team forwards, no question.

Shona Hobday
Rotor & Wing Maintenance (New Zealand)
Aviation SMS Course


07-06-2017

Again, super well organised from the minute we registered through to great venue, content and delivery. Your courses are fantastic!

Sarah Kane
Menzies Aviation (New Zealand)
Safety Investigators Course


07-04-2017

Excellent facilitator with extensive industry experience who uses a great range of teaching skills and techniques. The emphasis on Human Factors and practical reality was really appreciated!

Nick D’Allesandro
Air Tasmania
Aviation SMS Course


07-04-2017

Facilitation and delivery was exceptional. Clearly the facilitator is an SMS expert in the subject.  Access to the website post course will be extremely useful in the future. Course objectives were fully met and content targeted learner requirements.

Dean Bzadough
Dept. of Defence
Aviation SMS Course


21-04-2017

I used to write this training off a long time ago as…… ridiculously, a waste of time etc. But I know I was misinformed and incorrect then. It is exactly what the aviation engineering fraternity need. A gentle shake and facts placed in front of our faces.

Rotary Wing Engineering Manager
Essendon Airport
Human Factors Course


24-02-2017

I recently attended the SMS Aviation course in Melbourne, run by Matt McKay. It was fantastic, I got everything I needed to out of it and a lot more. The professionalism of Matt and how he delivered the course was the real highlight. He was very engaging and got everyone involved. The actual content of the course was first class and the vast resources that are now accessible by all attendees post course is really beneficial. I would definitely attend another Southpac course, I was thoroughly impressed…

Joshua Miller
Avinet
Aviation SMS Course


29-11-2016

Thank you David and Southpac Aerospace for the outstanding Lead Auditors Course you conducted for us at Fiji Link (Nadi, Fiji) last month.
I was always the ‘auditee’ for so many years..through this training, the ‘shoe is on the other foot’ and I now have such a better understanding & scope of knowledge and skills as a lead auditor. Thank you very much David & the team! I have learnt that quality preparation is vital to any audit and always looking out for processes of continuous improvement…keep up the great work!!!

Una Qarikau
Fiji Link
Lead Auditors Course


09-09-2016

I was sceptical about attending but it was an excellent five days and a lots of effort has obviously gone into this course. There was great mixture of practical and theory and the facilitation was outstanding…

Peter Gough
Marker Aviation Services
Aviation SMS Course


04-07-2016

Have just completed the Systems for Continual Improvement Course and the Quality Lead auditor course. Highly recommend Southpac to anyone thinking about doing some training.
Southpac staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects and the trainers are fantastic. Tania is a credit to Southpac absolutely fantastic trainer.

Paul Grewcoe
Qantas
Systems for Continual Improvement Course


29-04-2016

Completed the AML & SCI courses in Melbourne. I had the best training experience with Southpac. Excellent facilitators, well informed with a passion in what they teach. The participants were great and we could not have had a better team. Southpac Aerospace, the value training organisation in providing professional aerospace management training.

Nellie Tuami
Heli Niugini
Advanced Management & Leadership and Systems for Continual Improvement Courses


10-02-2016

The perfect platform for a company to enhance it’s QMS. The course was well run and the facilitator was very well informed, and current within the aviation industry. Couldn’t have picked a better training provider.

Michael Eastwood
CTC Aviation Training
Lead Auditors Course


27-11-2015

I took more away from this course than I have in 13 years in the navy, awesome instruction!

Trevor Lynch
Royal Australian Navy
Managing Continual Improvement Course


27-11-2015

By far the best course facilitator I’ve seen, very knowledgeable and engaging!

Dave Broadhurst
Royal Australian Navy
Managing Continual Improvement Course


27-11-2015

Learned so much. Absolutely worthwhile, I thought it might be boring but far, far from it! The instructor was excellent, very knowledgeable and easy to learn from.

Christian Mills
Royal Australian Navy
Managing Continual Improvement Course


02-10-2015

The general professionalism of Southpac Aerospace was exceptional, from the kind and friendly office staff to the experienced instructor, was testament to a fantastic experience. I will be recommending this course to anyone in the aviation business who is looking for an edge on it competitors and profitable returns on investment. It is no wonder it is the ‘first choice’ for the Royal Australian Air Force for their Lead Auditor Training.

Richard Lindeman
Royal Australian Air Force
Lead Auditors Course


03-09-2015

Completed the Diploma of Quality Auditing at HMAS Albatross, I can not speak any more highly of our facilitators Libby and David. I would recommend Southpac to anyone interested in what they offer. Cheers guys for your time and effort.

John Payne
Royal Australian Navy
Managing Continual Improvement Course


17-06-2015

Fantastic Courses, great teachers, and great students!

Jo Monaghan
Goldfields Air Services
Lead Auditors Course


01-05-2015

Fantastic facilitators, with a passion in what they teach, great SMS and Accident Investigation courses delivered this week in Melb’s with Andy and Jon. Thanks to the Southpac team.

David Harrison
Cobham Aviation Services
Aviation Safety Managers Course


20-10-2014

Objectives fully met, very impressed with the delivery of the course. Very happy with lots to take away and put into practice.

Joel Henson
Microflite
Lead Auditors Course


20-10-2014

Rich with relevant information and related to the field, the practical part was fantastic and realistic.

Issa Al-Kindi
Oman Airports Management Company
Lead Auditors Course


20-10-2014

The best facilitator of a course I have had in 19 years in Defence. His understanding of the subject matter was outstanding.

Graeme Good
RAAF
Lead Auditors Course


31-05-2013

A good balance of info, practical , always instruc tive. Enjoyed every minute!

Kim Herne
Heliwest
Managing Continual Improvement


24-04-2013

One of the most interesting and beneficial courses I’ve done in a very long time. The delivery was lively and given with passion. Amazing trainers!

Noemi Storme
Managing Continual Improvement


06-09-2012

I Recently completed the 5 day Lead Auditor training Course and found this course to be the most valuable and comprehensive training I have completed in 25 years in the Aviation industry. I feel more than comfortable that I can now carry out a successful audit with the skills and tips I received on this Course. Facilitators,administrators, Venue and Course Content including a live audit was  excellent . Thank you to the whole Southpac Team.

Paul Grewcoe
QANTAS
Lead Auditors Course


16-07-2012

I’ve learned a huge amount to be honest, far more than I expected! First class facilitation, excellent pace and superbly focused and pitched content.

Steve Walsh
ASIG
Lead Auditors Course


16-07-2012

Good notes, exercises and continuous feedback. The most valuable part was the 2 practice audit, it was good to learn something and then practice it. Overall very very good  and much appreciated!

Steve Davies
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Lead Auditors Course


16-07-2012

Coming from knowing little I know feel well armed to audit, the practice audits were invaluable. Facilitation could not have got better, the whole event was a pleasure and not as hard as I expected.

Alison Perry
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

The boys covered everything and took the time with absolute conviction to explain the why’s and how’s.  Even though it was a massive amount of info for 5 days mixed with homework I still found it enjoyable. You guys truly have a great team and it was my pleasure to be part of that team in the week. I have been so moved I want to move into a Safety and QA position somewhere so I can make a real difference. If only I had this training years ago!

Gary Manson
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

Heard about this course from industry as a must do course. Very informative.

Martin Hornerman
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

My expectations of the course have been exceeded, the course certainly shone a light at the end of the tunnel, Excellent!

Bernard Monkman
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

In my opinion, all the objectives were fully met and were excellent, all perfect!

PT Ariyadnya
Heli SGI – Indonesia
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

Really good! Course content and presentation is excellent! The practical audit was of real benefit.

Ron West
Airwork
Lead Auditors Course


16-03-2012

Good balance, activities well planned and totally relevant to reinforcing key points and outcomes. Excellent analogies and relevant examples.

Ray Brandt
Boeing
Lead Auditors Course


14-03-2012

Brilliant, engaging and relates to real life situations and totally held my interest. The practical audit exercise really consolidated the entire week.

Shane Simpson
RAAF
Lead Auditors Course


04-08-2011
I didnt know I knew so little about auditing and safety, a great eye opener! Up to date and relevent with good logical order.

Brian Cusack
Australian Aerospace
Lead Auditors Course


21-06-2011

I wanted a better understanding of Quality & Safety Management Systems, now perfectly clear! The practical audit made a huge difference to my understanding. The days just flew with very engaging presentation, fantastic!

Hylke Kylstra
Helicopter Resources
Lead Auditors Course


21-06-2011
Very informative and backed up by evidence and exceptional experience. The ability to cite factual examples at any given time was excellent!

Paul Beattie
Quality Manager
Sharp Airlines
Lead Auditors Course


21-06-2011
Almost everything said was knowledge I wanted/expected to learn. I feel much more equipped to do the job back home. Fantastic!

Simon Mathysen
Safety Manager
Golden Eagle Airlines
Lead Auditors Course


27-06-2010
For someone lacking previous audit experience the pace was really spot on, not too slow, not too fast and everything was explained along the way. Excellent!

Melany Ferber
Virgin Blue
Lead Auditors Course


27-06-2010

Richards delivery was fantastic, very easily related to the real life. Course notes were excellent, well done!

Adam Branscombe
Airport Coordinator
Strategic Airlines
Lead Auditors Course


27-06-2010

Fantastic! Extremely happy with this course, very satisfied, enjoyed the content and the facilitator very much!

Anonymous

Strategic Airlines


19-07-2010

As good as any training program I have ever had, better in fact!

Todd Willis
Captain – 737
Virgin Blue


19-07-2010

Loved the practical element, really put everything into place. It provided me with the confidence to put this into practice in my new role. Brilliant!

Marsha Rennie
Cabin Safety & Quality
Virgin Blue


14-09-2010

Richard is a very gifted presenter. His knowledge and passion for the subject is very evident and provides excellent delivery.

Wayne Robinson

RAAF


14-09-2010

The instruction on course was excellent, it really changed my knowledge of auditors and I can see them as a great improvement tool. I cant wait to do another audit myself of my own area.

David Mansfield
ARH Configuration Controller
Australian Aerospace


14-09-2010

A great course and I cant wait for the opportunity to apply what I have learned. Richard maintained my interest at all times, stimulating at all times!

Dale Bode
Independant


14-09-2010

Best safety related course I have seen! Thanks for the great work!

Trevor Wright
Staff Officer Safety
RAAF


03-06-2010

Fantastic instruction – extremely well run and great to have instructor with so much experience. Great group!

Jill Holdsworth

Northern Territory Airports


03-06-2010

I found the whole course very beneficial. Excellent presentation, excellently facilitated, thanks very much!

Bert Koens
Consultant


03-06-2010

This is not just an auditor course but a complete package, definitely got a lot more than expected. Cant praise enough the opportunity to be able to participate in a real life audt, not to mention in the airline industry!

Tim
Alternate Manager – Safety & Standards
Brindabella Airlines


03-06-2010

Considering the diversity of participants the content was applicable to all.

Janet Inman
Country Fire Service


03-06-2010

Excellent lecturer, wish I’d have had teachers like this in the last 37 years of learning engineering.

Jeremy Scothern
Engineering Manager
Jet Asia Ltd

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