Aviation Safety Fundamentals Diploma (self-study)



About the diploma

4 courses to be completed in 3 years

IATA Aviation Safety Fundamentals aviation training diploma

This self-study diploma will provide new graduates looking to join the air transport industry or professionals looking to move into the aviation industry specifically within the area of aviation safety. This diploma 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 diploma will cover key safety topics, the importance of understanding human factors in aviation while providing practical examples that demonstrate how these relate to roles within the aviation industry.

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Course code: DIPL-133

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able 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
  • Describe why safety management processes must consider Human Factors

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:

  • Introduction to safety in aviation
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Human factors in aviation
  • Safety policy and objectives
  • Safety culture


There are no prerequisites for this diploma.

Recommended level

  • Entry-level
  • Intermediate

Who should attend

  • New graduates
  • Young professional or professionals looking to switch to a safety career in aviation


Choose how you would like to purchase the diploma:

  1. Purchase the full diploma package at a reduced price.
  2. Purchase the courses individually by clicking on each course listed under the required and elective courses below.

How to obtain your diploma

A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

  1. Complete all Required and selected Elective courses that make up the Diploma.
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

Purchase the full diploma package

Take advantage of the diploma discount when you purchase the diploma in a single transaction.

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USD 950 USD 925 USD 900

Scroll through to choose the Elective Set that meets your requirements from the options below. When you click the Buy Now button, you will be directed to login to your Training Account. Please have your login details ready.

Once payment has been recieved in full, you will be able to find your courses in your IATA Training account.

Purchase the required and elective courses individually

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 2 Required courses
  • 2 Elective courses

Required courses

Elective courses

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