Safety Management

The Aviation Safety Institute’s ‘Safety Management’ 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 training 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 training has been prepared by the former CASA Senior Manager who 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. They have most recently been the key practitioner in the development of the new ICAO Safety Management Manual.

On completion of the workshop, participants will have fundamental 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.

Specifically, the workshop addresses:

Enrolment Requirements

Participants must:

  • Be over the age of 18,
  • Be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts in English within a variety of contexts.
  • Be able to use and respond to spoken English language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts.
  • Be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics.
  • Have experience in a management, supervisory or practitioner role within a safety critical industry or system.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for Professional Development Workshops.

Aviation Safety Institute reserves the right to decline your request to enrol if you do not meet the Entry Requirements.


The fee for the workshop in Australia is $3300 AUD per person (inclusive of GST).

Discounts apply for multiple participants from the same organisation on the same workshop. Please contact the ASI Customer Relations Manager [CLICK HERE] for details.

Full payment is required before attendance at the workshop.

In the event of withdrawal up to 28 days prior to workshop a refund of fees less $200 per person is available.

An invoice will be sent to the Billing Contact specified in your Application for Enrolment

Enrolment Management

Enrolment is available via various methods

  • If you are an organisation seeking enrolment for 4 or more participants [CLICK HERE]
    You will receive a discount for the multiple participants. We will send a quote, allowing you to generate a Purchase Order for our subsequent invoicing.
  • If there are 3 or fewer participants to register, please register individually [CLICK HERE],
    Alternatively, register through our Eventbrite system at

On receipt of the enrolment forms, the Enrolments Manager will ensure that you have

  •  Met the Entry Requirements
  •  Agreed to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for Professional Development Workshops
  •  Selected the correct training for your needs
  •  Completed all relevant information on the enrolment forms
  •  Paid the required fees

When these requirements are met your enrolment will be processed and confirmation emailed.


The workshop is conducted over five consecutive days

The workshop provides the participant with the core knowledge and skills to be a productive member of the safety management team. It does not result in a formal qualification.

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

Workshop size is normally limited to 16 students.


Workshops will normally be completed in Sydney, Australia. If you would prefer to attend your workshop in another location, please register your interest [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.


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 3 months ahead.


Nil. Please register your interest [CLICK HERE]


Following from this workshop is the ability to undertake further training and assessment, potentially resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma.

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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 organisation’s needs. Your safety team will be able approach Safety Management with greater effectiveness, combining an informed perspective of specific work requirements with improved managerial approaches.