Aviation Safety Fundamentals (partner-taught or self-study)


About the course

20-25 hour partner-taught or self-study course

IATA Aviation Safety Fundamentals aviation training course

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the general principles and concepts of safety to help you develop a ‘safety conscience’. With this new knowledge, you will feel more confident about discussing the role of safety in aviation, as well as ensuring you are ready to take your first steps in a safety career. The course will cover key safety topics and through practical examples, demonstrate how these relate to roles within the aviation industry. Not only will this help you develop your safety leadership capability, but it will also enable you to engage and contribute towards a positive safety culture.

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Course Code: TALP-42

Course format

  • This is a partner-taught or self-study course, which will take you approximately 20-25 hours to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
  • The course materials are provided in e-book or printed format. Please choose the format when you register.
  • You will have 12 months to complete the course and exam (enrollment validity), which starts from the date you purchase the course.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Please note: Once you have completed the exam you will no longer have access to the course material, and after the 12-month enrollment validity expires you will no longer have access to the course content, nor will you be able to take the exam.

Study with the help of an Instructor

If you would prefer to study this course with the help of a local trainer, enrol at an IATA Authorized Training Center near you.

Registration information

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Registration

USD 315 (e-book)
Regular
USD 350 (e-book)
English

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Describe the importance and regulation of safety in the aviation industry
  • State the basic principles of aviation safety including: its definition, why you would use a Safety Management System (SMS), and the requirements and components
  • Explain safety policy and objectives including management commitment, responsibility and safety accountabilities
  • Discuss the importance of a positive safety culture
  • Describe safety working practices and procedures implemented in the aviation industry
  • Describe how personal responsibility contributes to a safety conscience and a safety-conscious workplace

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Introduction to safety in aviation
  • Aviation safety regulatory environment
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Safety policy and objectives
  • Safety culture
  • Application of safety practices in aviation roles

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Entry-level aviation employees
  • Newly hired staff working in airlines, airports and ground handlers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded to participants successfully passing the final exam. Your certificate will be available to download from your Training Account.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Partner-taught / Self-study exams, and check the Course Edition List for Exams when booking your exam.

  • Method: Online exam with remote supervision
  • Format: 60 multiple-choice questions (closed book)
  • Time Allowance: 2.5 hours
  • Passing Grade: 60% correct answers
  • Distinction: 90% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

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