Project Description

Fatigue Risk
Management Course

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Units of Competency

1 Unit

Implement Aviation Fatigue Risk Management Processes

Course Overview:

Duration: Flexible

Delivery: Online

Course Investment:
 Online – $375.00AUD

Course Summary:
This online course will give you a high level understanding of fatigue management in the aviation sector and the processes recommended to manage fatigue.

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Aviation is one of the safest modes of transportation in the world. This has occurred not by chance, but by monitoring operations and identifying hazards then implementing effective controls to manage those hazards. Fatigue is now acknowledged as a hazard that predictably degrades various types of human performance and can contribute to aviation accidents or incidents. Fatigue is inevitable in a 24/7 industry because the human brain and body function optimally with unrestricted sleep at night.

This presents a significant challenge to the aviation industry with the demands of a 24/7 operating environment. Fatigue simply cannot be eliminated within the modern aviation world, and therefore must be managed in a systematic way.

This online course will give you a high level understanding of fatigue management in the aviation sector and the processes recommended to manage fatigue.

This course involves the skills and knowledge required to implement aviation fatigue risk management processes in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.

It includes identifying, controlling, monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of fatigue risk management processes as part of a safety management system (SMS). Work involves managing the effects of fatigue on operational objectives using an SMS within a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.

This unit addresses aviation non-technical skill requirements (mental, social and personal-management abilities) related to safety management duties that complement the technical skills of aviation personnel and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.

This course is part of the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management). Upon successful completion of this course, including all assessments, participants will receive a statement of attainment for;

AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes

The main objectives of this course are to gain an understanding of;

  • Key terms, definitions and concepts in relation to fatigue risk management systems
  • The International and Australian guidelines for managing fatigue in aviation
  • Identifying fatigue hazards and assessing risk
  • Identifying fatigue risk controls
  • Controlling fatigue risk  
  • Monitoring and reviewing effectiveness of fatigue risk control

This course includes:

  • Online Instruction
  • Videos
  • Case Studies
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Safety managers
  • Shift workers
  • Shift supervisors
  • Compliance managers
  • Aircrew
  • Shift work Engineering personnel

Anyone who is in Safety, Compliance, Shiftwork and anyone who is in a supervisory or management role for these areas.

1. Formal Pre-Requisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

2. Digital prerequisites

All students will require access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection. You must be comfortable using technology to locate information and research topics – for example, to find a copy of a regulation using Google – and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks.

3. LLN prerequisites

All students must possess the following language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) abilities:

  1. Learning ability: You must be comfortable using your experience to reflect on ways that variables impact outcomes, and identify future improvements. You must be self-directing, able to manage your own learning and be able to plan and balance multiple requirements and meet deadlines.
  2. English reading ability: You must be comfortable reading and interpreting a range of documentation relevant to the subject – this includes organisational policies and procedures and assessment instructions.
  3. English writing ability: You will be required to draft and develop various documents using appropriate format and language for the context and the audience. You must be comfortable writing documents such as formal documents, including instructions, information updates and completing report templates.
  4. English speaking ability: You will be required to participate in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate tone and syntax to provide relevant information. You must be able to use active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others.

Introduction to fatigue management    

  • Regulatory overview
  • Fatigue management approaches
  • Fatigue management in GA operations
  • Associated ICAO SARPs
  • Fatigue Risk Management System components

Scientific principles for fatigue management     

  • The need for sleep
  • Sleep loss and recovery
  • Circadian effects on sleep and performance
  • The influence of work on fatigue

Operational knowledge and experience

  • Factors in GA flight operations that influence fatigue
  • Organisational factors that can influence fatigue management
  • Operator and individual crew member responsibilities

Fatigue reporting and subjective measures of fatigue    

  • Self-reporting of fatigue related risks
  • Crew fatigue surveys
  • Crew performance data
  • Safety databases and scientific studies
  • Analysis of planned versus actual time
  • Assessment of sleep duration

Evaluating the contribution of fatigue to safety events  

  • Establishing whether the crew member(s) was in a fatigued state
  • Establishing whether behaviours and decisions were consistent with the actions of a fatigued person or crew

We Are A Nationally Recognised Training Organisation

Southpac Aerospace – ID32353  is approved to meet standards set for RTO training.  Our organisations 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!

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

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