Safety Management Leadership Workshop

The Aviation Safety Institute’s ‘Safety Management Leadership’ Professional Development Workshop addresses the void around Safety Management Systems. Making the SMS work; practical and pragmatic, and the Safety Manager’s central role in achieving outcomes.  The workshop addresses the SMS Components and Elements, but more importantly, you gain the knowledge and skills to make them work together effectively and efficiently as a Safety Manager.

The workshop has been prepared by the former CASA Senior Manager that represented Australia at the United Nations (ICAO) to develop the first new Annex to the Chicago Convention in 25 years – Annex 19 ‘Safety Management’ – and was Australia’s representative to the Safety Management International Collaboration Group; the global strategic aviation safety thought and practice leadership group.


On completion of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of the required skills and knowledge to perform as a Safety manager in a high performance safety environment. These include the specialist strategic and operational skills, and the development of the desired traits necessary to lead teams of safety specialists to improve organisational safety performance.


ASI’s Safety Management Leadership Professional Development Workshop consists of four days of classroom activities. The syllabus covers a range of management knowledge and skills. The workshop is continuously updated as theory evolves, and currently addresses  the skills and knowledge required to :

  • Lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.
  • Lead and manage effective workplace relationships.
  • Develop and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.
  • Develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.
  • Undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.
  • Establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.


Participants learn through a balanced mix of:

  • Classroom-based theory
  • Group activities and presentations
  • Case studies
  • Workshop text
  • Workplace activities

The workshop facilitators have extensive backgrounds in aviation safety management, and the workshop is supported by a text written specifically for it. It includes comprehensive references to enable participants to follow up on areas of interest


This workshop is a precursor to enrolment in ASI’s Safety Management Leadership Distance Learning program. Workshop participants may be invited to undertake a series of Units of Competency within the Australian Qualification Framework.

Upon successful completion of the Safety Management Leadership Distance Learning training and assessments and ASI’s Safety Management Advanced Distance Learning program students will have attained sufficient knowledge and skills to obtain an Australian Qualification Framework BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. The BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.


Workshops will normally be completed in Sydney, Australia. If you would prefer to attend your workshop in another location, please advise the ASI CRM & Sales Manager [CLICK HERE]. If there is sufficient demand the workshop may be run at another location on different dates. However, until an alternative location is confirmed, plan on attending the workshop in Sydney.

Costs & Conditions

The fee for workshops in Australia is $2950 AUD per person (inclusive of GST).

Discounts apply for multiple participants from the same organisation on the same workshop. Please contact the CRM & Sales Manager [CLICK HERE] for details.

Full payment is required before attendance at the workshop.

Fees for this workshop include GST.

Workshop size is limited to 16 students.

Participants must be over the age of 18

Prior to workshop commencement students need to be able to:

  • Read, comprehend and write a range of texts in English within a variety of contexts.
  • Use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts.

To view the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment – CLICK HERE


We normally run this workshop on an ‘as needs’ basis about twice per year. ASI staff liaise with the people and organisations that have registered an interest, coordinating locations and dates that are the most suitable. 

Workshops with places available are detailed below, and you can enrol in these Workshops immediately.

If the ‘Workshops with Places Available’ are not suitable we can register your interest and then keep you updated – CLICK HERE

Future dates and locations are dependant on the needs of those that have registered an interest. Workshops are generally planned about 8 weeks ahead.



We can also run the workshop for organisations that want training ‘in-house’ and only for their organisations personnel

ASI can tailor this workshop specifically for your organisations needs. Your safety team will be able to manage your Safety Management System with greater effectiveness, combining an informed perspective of specific work requirements with improved managerial approaches.