Implement Aviation Fatigue Risk Management Processes

$375 GST Exempt (Online)


Course Overview

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.

Recognition of Training

Part of the Diploma of Aviation Management.


AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes



Course Program

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

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