Safety Investigators


Public or In-House


Face-to-Face, LIVE & Virtual


4 Day Course

Units of Competency

1 Unit


Cost (AUD)
9 - 12 September 2024
Safety Investigators Course LIVE
21 - 24 October 2024
Safety Investigators Course LIVE

More course dates are scheduled regularly. If you are unable to make these dates, please check back later to see new dates.

Course Overview 

Effective investigations are a key activity of any Safety Assurance program. Safety occurrences and incidents, when properly investigated and analysed, have the potential to facilitate proactive safety improvements within an organisation. These free lessons may be used to prevent the occurrence of more serious incidents and accidents.

This Safety Investigators course has been especially designed for those involved with the investigation and analysis of occurrences and events including incidents, near misses and quality problems. This includes management at all levels and safety assurance personnel.

The course includes a mix of theory and practical, with emphasis on a systems-based approach to investigation using contemporary safety analysis. The course also includes a full safety investigation, which allows the participants to put the knowledge and skills learned into practice, in a realistic workplace-based scenario. During this exercise participants will explore and utilise a number of analysis tools, including Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) and other tools. 

Overall, participants will develop both the knowledge and the practical skills needed to investigate and analyse operational incidents, with a view to developing improvements within their organisation.

Recognition AQF Units of Competency:

  1. BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
Cost $2,495.00 AUD per person (GST Exempt)
Face-to-Face; LIVE & Virtual
Duration &
4-Days, with homework and assessment completed through the week.
Assessment Students will access their assessment online, and complete during the course.

This course contains the following sessions:

  1. Introduction
  2. The human contribution
  3. Who are safety investigators?
  4. Investigations overview
  5. Initial response
  6. Occurrence notification, classification & planning
  7. Data collection
  8. Sequence of events
  9. Integrated investigation
  10. Risk management
  11. Communication and improvement
  12. Conducting an investigation
  13. Summary

The Safety Investigators course explores and utilises a number of investigative tools for data collection and analysis. The analysis tools used and discussed include:

  • Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) – (Principal methodology)
  • 5 Why’s
  • Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram
  • Failure Modes Effects Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Tap Root Analysis
  • Human Factors Analysis & Classification System (HFACS)
  • Functional Resonance Analysis Methods
  • Accimap

Upon successful completion of this course, including all assessments, participants will receive a statement of attainment including:

  • BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents

Participants will also receive a Southpac Aerospace endorsed Safety Investigators Course certificate.

This course is designed for people in positions ranging from:

  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Assurance Officers
  • Safety Investigators
  • WHS Officers
  • Persons working in corporate, flight operations, maintenance or ground operations
  • Any person involved in or supporting an investigation program

We are a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation

Southpac Aerospace – RTO 32353 is approved to meet standards set for RTO training. Our organisation is consistently upgrading and improving our course material through participant feedback and authority auditing processes. This framework ensures you are receiving the highest level of training within the industry.

We provide you with:

  • Highly trained and engaged facilitators to make the most of your study. Our trainers all have extensive experience not only as trainers and auditors but also within industry areas including Defence, Major airlines, General Aviation and Manufacturing & Maintenance organisations;
  • Training aligned with industry standards, workplace requirements and skill sets;
  • Resources and materials that may include workbooks, guides and/or slides;
  • Ongoing support for developing your career pathways

Southpac Aerospace offers in-house training for organisations looking to train small to medium-sized groups.

This can provide a much more cost-effective solution for training multiple people from the same organisation, and can be arranged for dates that best suit your availability.

Talk to us to arrange a quote for in-house training for this course.

Contact us now to reserve your seat or discuss your study options.

Phone: +61 7 5533 9988

Email: [email protected]

What our clients say about this Course

Really enjoyable and worthwhile course, both to refresh previous skills and knowledge, and to develop a new perspective on safety.

The various tools for writing a report and interview exercises were most beneficial.

Beneficial learning around a systems focus versus incident focus.

Most beneficial for a deeper understanding of why humans tend to make errors.

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