Project Description

Aviation SMS Course

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Publicly or In-House

Face-to-Face, LIVE & Virtual

5 Day Course
Units of Competency

3 Units

Aviation SMS Training

Globally Recognised Requirements – Locally Delivered Training

Course Overview:

Duration: 5 Days

Delivery: Face-to-Face + LIVE & Virtual

Course Investment:
LIVE & Virtual – $2,695.00 AUD (GST Exempt)
Face-to-Face – $2,895.00 AUD (GST Exempt)

Course Summary:
This Internationally recognised, 5-day Safety Management Systems Course is the most effective and comprehensive of its kind. The Aviation SMS course is a blended mixture of theory, case studies, group and individual work. It is both highly enjoyable and informative. Our facilitators have a wealth of experience in Industry and with CASA, Military and Civilian aviation, in Australia and overseas.

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LIVE Learning Virtual Classroom

Name Date Location Cost
Aviation SMS Course LIVE 20 - 24 September 2021 VIRTUAL $2,695.00
Aviation SMS Course LIVE 4 - 8 October 2021 VIRTUAL (NZST) $2,695.00
Aviation SMS Course LIVE 1 - 5 November 2021 VIRTUAL $2,695.00
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Face To Face

Name Date Location Cost
Aviation SMS Course 6 - 10 December 2021 Brisbane Airport, QLD $2,895.00

This Aviation SMS Course is a complete SMS package.  It includes essential fundamental safety concepts required for SMS, where SMS has evolved from, why it is required and what each component and element mean.  Most importantly, the course details how your SMS should work as a system, and not just the sum of individual elements.

It also discusses ICAO input and NAA State Safety Program requirements. There is information on the critical need for safety culture and the Human Factors required to effect this.  The course will also include how to implement SMS and what is required to make it compliant. There is a combination of theory, case studies and practical exercises to fully optimise the learning experience.

Face-to-face courses in New Zealand cover the CAA NZ SMS structure and compliance requirements.

This course incorporates latest materials and case studies as well as taking an innovative approach to SMS delivery. Participants will gain more value than ever before with post-course access to a host of templates and guidance information to support their own SMS development and implementation. 

Recognition AQF Units of Competency:

  1. AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
  2. AVIF0028 Manage aviation risk (post-course risk assessment)
  3. BSBRSK501 Manage risk (post-course risk assessment)
Through the LLVC Online Experience



Duration &
5-Days, with homework completed through the week.

Post-course aviation risk management project to be completed.

Assessment Online – Students will access their assessment online, and complete at their own pace.

RPL – Students will complete the RPL kit and supply all required evidence

Start dates Public course dates here

RPL – find the kit here

  • Civil Aviation Act 1988
  • Section 82.3 and 82.5 of the Civil Aviation Orders (CAO’s)
  • CASA – 1998
  • CAA NZ (The New Zealand course is specifically designed around the CAA NZ SMS structure and compliance requirements)
  • Australian Standard AS ISO 31000:2018
  • DASR – 2016
  • ICAO – Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual 4th edition 2018
  • CAAS – Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Advisory Circular 1-3 (0) – Safety Management Systems
  • TC – Transport Canada Advisory Circular 107-001 – Guidance of Safety Management System Development
Day One
Session Content
1 Introduction greeting and admin
2 History and reason for SMS
3 Safety fundamentals
4 SMS Context
6 Safety Culture and Human Factors


Day Two
Session Content
7 Review of Day one
8 Exercise 1 – HF, Safety Culture, SHELL model – Kegworth air disastSMS
9 SMS Component 1- Safety Policy Objectives and planning
10 SMS Component 2 – Safety Risk Management
11 SMS Component 3 – Safety Assurance
12 SMS Compliance 4 – Safety Promotion
13 Exercise 1 and 2 – implementation exercise and Gap analysis exercise


Day Three
Session Content
14 SMS Review 1
15 Building SMS
16  SMS Interoperability exercise building
17 SMS Component 1
18 SMS Component 2
19 Integrated IT solutions in SMS
20 Risk Management Plan example and exercise
21 Risk management plan exercise


Day Four
Session Content
22 Review and discussion
23 Building SMS Component 3
24 Safety Performance Monitoring exercise
25 Internal Safety Investigation exercise
26 Continuous Improvement exercise
27 Building SMS Component 4
28 Management of change exercise
29 Continuous improvement exercise


Day Five
Session Content
30 Review and discussion
31 Safety leadership
32 Current safety issues
33 Complex safety systems
34 Your SMS – a case study
35 Diploma accreditation
36 Assessment booklet

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

AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management  processes
Manage aviation risk

Our Aviation SMS course is designed for people in positions ranging from Accountable Manager through to Safety Officer.  It is equally applicable for organisations who are still to implement SMS or those that have mature SMS already in place.  It is particularly valuable to organisations with established SMS to crosscheck knowledge and compliance, as well as to enhance the integration of SMS into their business.

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.

P: +61 7 5533 9988
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What our clients say about this course

Matt was an excellent facilitator – knowledgeable, engaging, trustworthy and helpful. He made a dry topic interesting and covered the broad range of pre-existing knowledge very well. The focus on assurance and how I can test / review my SMS to ensure my organization has covered everything it should.

Katie Cooper, Safety Manager | Melbourne Airport

Understanding how SMS works together and the importance of each element will help to improve our SMS elements. Great course – thank you!

Sarah Wills, RFDS

Everything in my understanding of SMS has vastly improved because of the detailed content and delivery of this course. Matt was key to how much information I was able to process and understand. His knowledge and expertise was amazing and made the course enjoyable!

Brendan Munro, Hinterland Aviation

Was worried how the virtual class would go, but with the breakout rooms and professional work done by Matt, the course went seamlessly and I really enjoyed it!

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