Aviation SMS Course | Darwin

Southpac Aerospace's most comprehensive and complete Aviation SMS course available in Australasia is now available to Darwin.

Southpac Aerospace Aviation SMS Course is coming to Darwin!
The most comprehensive and complete SMS course available in Australasia.

Darwin  | 17-21 September, 2018
Time      | 0830 – 1630 Lunch and refreshments provided
Venue   | To be announced!  See below for information on how you can be involved!


Southpac Aerospace is pleased to announce their aviation Safety Management System (SMS) course in your area!
Due to high demand, Southpac Aerospace is hosting our renown Aviation SMS course in Darwin 17-21 Sep 2018.
It makes it a nice change from the usual time and expense travelling south.

SMS Regulatory requirements are changing!

As you are probably aware, the final phase of CASA regulatory change will commence late in 2018.
This will include all aviation organisations operating for hire or reward to require SMS in the future.
Get certified now, before the regulatory changes take place.

Why SMS?

The misconception is that SMS is a regulatory requirement only – a burden imposed by CASA.
This is not the case. A correctly implemented and tuned SMS will:

  • Facilitate greater Human Factors in your organisation
  • Improve your Safety Culture
  • Assist you in a Proactive and Predictive safety analysis
  • Work with your WHS and QMS to create integrated systems for management
  • Increase efficiency and prevent spending hard-earned $

Our Team.

The Southpac Aerospace SMS facilitators are highly skilled specialists in their field and are passionate about your training practice.
The facilitators have significant operational (Civilian and Military) and regulatory experience (both ex-CASA) – perfect for content delivery of SMS.
For Darwin, Matt McKay is taking lead!
Click here to see our facilitator profile

Matt McKay

Matt McKay Facilitator & Aviation SMS Specialist

The course.

This is not a PowerPoint course.
We follow a website that remains your SMS resource after the course, as do our experts.
There is a balance of Theory, facilitation, classrooms discussion and practical exercises (individual and group)
The aim of the course is to:

  • Provide you with the background, need and regulatory requirements of SMS
  • Teach the theory of SMS structure
  • Demonstrate How this theory looks in reality
  • Practice How to implement or work with the CASA SMS structure
  • Explain how Human Factors, Safety Culture and Safety Leadership are critical to the success of your SMS

Don’t have an SMS?

Don’t worry!
After completing the Southpac Aerospace SMS course, you will be quite capable of implementing SMS – including an SMS manual.
We provide all course material, industry know-how and a comprehensive SMS manual for you to use once completed.
If you do have an SMS, you will be able to benchmark it against CASA compliance requirements and improve it towards best practice.
We also provide the SMS evaluation tool used to check regulatory compliance.

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Course Implementation Exercise




Course Compliance Exercise


Already have an SMS?

This course gives you the opportunity to expand your use and effectiveness of it.
There is a significant difference between Present and Suitable, and Operational and Effective
How do I make this system actually work for me?
We will give you The Audit Tool to self-evaluate the compliance required

Who attends an SMS Course?

This course is designed for safety critical personnel and meets Safety Manager SMS training requirements.
It also provides Units of Competency towards Diploma qualifications.
Please visit the Southpac Aerospace website to learn more about this course + call Annemette on +61 7 5533 9988 to register your interest.
We expect a full house so enrol early.

Don’t just take our word for it!

What others have said about the Aviation SMS Course.

This was an excellent course, facilitated by a very knowledgeable, experienced instructor with an excellent delivery technique.
There was a great variety in students providing a varied experience base. I really enjoyed the group work sessions and discussion on the case studies provided.
Jason Bird – Qantas

Thorough course that covers all aspects of SMS. The pace is ideal and the number of personal examples/experiences was excellent.
The website will provide a terrific resource and the facilitators were wonderful.
Craig Mitchell – Skytraders

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)

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



What to do next.

  1. Enquire here or contact me personally, here.
  2. We will send you the necessary documents to register.
  3. Complete the registration paperwork + payments.

How do I prepare for the course?

We make it very easy for you at Southpac Aerospace.
All you need to check for is your pre-course reading 2 weeks prior to the course start date.
We are excited to be coming to Darwin!



Matt McKay – Course Facilitator & Aviation SMS Specialist
Southpac Aerospace

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PS: We are looking for an exclusive Darwin venue!

Southpac Aerospace has one exclusive seat on our Aviation SMS Course available to a venue willing to host the course.
If you have adequate space and facilities and are interested, please contact our administration on (07)5533 9988 or admin@southpac.biz by August 17 2018.