2018 Launch

2018 brings big changes for the Aviation Safety Institute and opportunities for you. We have recently collaborated with the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) to enable those who complete our Safety Investigations Human Performance workshop to gain recognition towards accreditation as human factors specialists or aviation psychologists. In addition, our ongoing development of Australian Qualification Framework training means that on completion of most workshops, by enrolling in distance education modules you can gain a nationally recognised qualification in the form of a Diploma.

Investigating Human Factors and Limitations in Safety Critical Industries

2017 saw us expand our workshop offerings. Investigating Human Factors and Limitations in Safety Critical Industries is our latest three-day workshop. Peer reviewed by a leading Australian airline, it helps investigators to make sense of why decisions made at the time seemed sensible to those who made them. Developed in part to fulfill the requirements for European Association for Aviation Psychology accreditation as a human factors specialist, it gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable external validation of your commitment to safety.

The next workshop is on 14-16 March 2018 with a second planned from 17-19 September. Workshop details can be viewed at

EAAP details can be viewed at

2018 workshops

We also have three new workshops planned for 2018. These workshops, are the precursors to the distance education that together will qualify you for a variety of Diplomas.

Safety Management Advanced

This four-day workshop, written by the co-author of the latest ICAO Annex 19, is a practical and pragmatic approach to making your Safety Management System (SMS) work effectively. It addresses the required skills and knowledge to manage an SMS whilst improving organisational safety performance. The subjects of risk, compliance, continuous improvement, how to manage safety-critical information, creating a learning environment and organisational change are all addressed to ensure that you will have a deep understanding of how they affect your organisation.

In addition, it sits at the heart of our new training framework.

The next workshop is on 22-25 May 2018. More details on the workshop are available at

Audit Principles and Methods

Developed to enable practical safety auditing, this 4-day workshop is in final development. It aims to provide safety personnel with the skills and experience to conduct constructive, pragmatic audits. Specifically designed for those directly involved with the maintenance, monitoring and improvement of Safety and Quality Management Systems it will be useful for management at all levels. Addressing the ISO 19011 principles, this takes a new approach to auditor training and avoids the unnecessary ISO 9001 strictures format to ensure auditors can audit to any standard. Included in the workshop will be a ‘live’ audit of an aviation company.

More details on the workshop are available at

Safety Investigation Principles and Analysis

Our most popular workshop is still in demand and we are running it twice this year. Designed for internal incident investigations as opposed to fatal accidents, this workshop enables organisations to make proactive safety improvements. Knowledge and practical skills are developed on this four-day workshop. Topics covered include investigation oversight, safety reporting, how to manage the investigation, information collection, timeline analysis, risk management through to investigation outcomes. These courses are highly sought after.

Workshops are being run on two dates in 2018:14-17 May and 4-7 September.

More details on the workshop are available at

Safety Management Leadership

Complementing our Safety Management Advanced course is our four-day Safety Management Leadership workshop. This workshop extends on the skills learned in the Safety Management Advanced workshop including subjects such as how to enhance team effectiveness, ensuring a safe workplace, project management and emotional intelligence.

If you have already completed the Safety Management Advanced Workshop, by completing additional distance learning elements you can qualify for a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

The next course is on 25-28 September 2018. More details on the workshop are available at


Please make a note for your diaries, ASI will be at PACDEFF between 7 and 9 November this year. Set in Coogee, very close to the centre of Sydney, it promises to be a great event. Come and say hello.

Why choose ASI?

Consider some of the benefits;

  • Aviation specific workshops built around the requirements of the aviation industry,
  • Our facilitators all have extensive experience not only as auditors, investigators and trainers but also within industry areas as diverse as Defence, Major airlines, General Aviation and Manufacturing & Maintenance organisations,
  • Additional distance learning enables you to qualify for relevant and practical qualifications,
  • In-house workshops can be tailored to your own operational requirements
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