Aviation SMS Course

Quality aviation safety management systems training 


Available Globally


Face-to-Face & LLVC


5-Day Course


3 Units

Globally Recognised Requirements | Locally Delivered Training

Available in-house by arrangement.  Public Course Dates

Standard: ICAO Annex 19 Safety Management
Units of Competency: 3 units
Duration: 5 Days
Delivery: Face-to-Face & LLVC Online Experiences
Prerequisites: No

Aviation SMS Course Overview: This Internationally recognised, 5-day Safety Management Systems 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. (The New Zealand courses are specifically designed around the CAA NZ SMS structure and compliance requirements).

Course Objective:  “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
This expression has proven to be more than an old proverb. Southpac prides itself on the quality of its training and involvement and practical demonstration of competency is at the centre of our training ethos.



LIVE Learning Virtual Classroom

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Name Date Location Cost
Aviation SMS Course LIVE 17 - 21 May 2021 VIRTUAL $2,695.00
Aviation SMS Course LIVE 28 June - 2 July 2021 VIRTUAL $2,695.00


Face To Face

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This Aviation SMS Course is a complete SMS package.  It includes essential safety fundamentals 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.

The New Zealand courses are specifically designed around the CAA NZ SMS structure and compliance requirements.

This course incorporates latest materials and case studies as well as taking an innovative approach to delivery through the utilisation of a dedicated SMS training website. Participants will gain more value than ever before with post course access to the course website and a host of templates and guidance information.


Qualification 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 course online, and complete assessment 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
  • 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 Leadership and Management and/or the Diploma of Quality Auditing. Upon successful completion of this course, including all assessments, participants will receive a statement of attainment including;

Aviation SMS CourseAVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management  processes
Manage aviation risk
BSBRSK501 Manage 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 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!


Contact us now to reserve your seat, book an in-house course or discuss your study options for Southpac’s Aviation SMS Course.

P: +61 7 5533 9988

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