Safety Management Systems for Practitioners (SMxP)

ICAO Course

ICAO Training


1 Week


Brisbane, Australia




+61 (07) 3103 6870


This ICAO Safety Management for Practitioners Course will teach you a comprehensive application of operational safety management processes.

  • You will learn from practical examples
  • You will be provided latest IT software and will use it to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of safety management activities
  • You will leave the Institute with fresh knowledge, confidence and competence to mange any aviation safety system
  • You will study in a workshop/holiday environment

The intensive safety management program was developed with two goals: to deliver  you the most relevant and practical safety training in the most efficient and cost-effective way; and to do this in a fun, interactive way including social and holiday activities.


When you pass, you will be awarded an ICAO certificate (SMxP). You will leave the Institute as a leader in the field of aviation safety management.


This is a one-week intensive training program.  The program is completed internally at our Institute on the Brisbane river in the CBD. You will live with like-minded classmates from around the world. Work, learn and laugh together with the sole purpose of making you a more effective safety specialist and manager.

This safety management training is concise, efficient and cost-effective. You will learn to:

  • Identify hazards following a systematic and consistent approach
  • Mitigate safety risks following a systematic and consistent approach
  • Manage changes to the system in a safe manner
  • Assess safety reports through a safety screening and internal investigation
  • Prepare a safety audit/survey for assessing performance of the process
  • Design a safety performance monitoring scheme
  • Use a sophisticated and systematic approach (BowtieXP)


  • State regulatory personnel involved in the implementation and operation of the State Safety Programme (SSP)
  • Design or manufacturing organization
  • Air operator
  • Aerodrome operator
  • Air traffic services provider
  • Aviation training organizations
  • Service provider staff working for an air operator, approved maintenance organization, design/manufacturing organization, aerodrome operator, air traffic services provider or aviation training organizations that are involved in the following SMS activities:

Safety data and safety information collection

Hazard identification

Safety Risk Management

Accident/Incident Investigations

Safety data and safety information analysis

Change management

Safety audits and surveys

Safety Performance Monitoring


The ICAO Safety Management Training Program (SMTP) consists of two parts:

Part 1 – Safety Management Online Course

Part 2 – Safety Management Systems for Practitioners (SMxP) – Classroom

Successful completion of Part 1 – Safety Management Online Course is mandatory prior to attending

Part 2 – Safety Management Systems for Practitioners (SMxP).

To register and start Part 1 – ICAO Safety Management Online Course click here.


Safety Management Systems for Practitioners – ICAO

Next course: Enrolments closed

Classroom: Australia, Brisbane CBD

Limited places

You will practice what you learn through simulated on-the-job experiences using the competency-based method of teaching.

You will use real SMS IT tools (Bowtie XP), real management templates, job aids and trusted techniques, to ensure you are ready to work when you graduate.

You will learn from doing, not just listening to a PowerPoint presentation.

There is no homework or assignments once you finish the course.

Everything is completed in one week.

If you need fast results, and knowledge; if you need real-world tools and solutions, and want to spend time in beautiful Brisbane with a fun instructional team; this intensive social course is for you.



Safety Management Systems for Practitioners

You will use sophisticated IT tools and processes to effectively apply safety risk management and safety assurance procedures in the workplace.  From day one of this course, you will begin to design and use practical safety management techniques.  By the end of this week, you will feel a deep sense of satisfaction.  Your foundation skills will be strong and you will be ready to apply them.

  • Module 0 – Introduction
  • Module 1 – Hazards Identification
  • Module 2 – Risk Assessment & Mitigation
  • Module 3 – Change Management
  • Module 4 – Safety Reports & Internal Investigations
  • Module 5 – Safety Auditing & Surveys
  • Module 6 – Safety Performance Monitoring

This course is for professionals in the aviation industry who work, or aspire to work, in the safety department of an aviation organisation.  The program is open to all members of the industry: state regulatory authority, air operator, approved maintenance organisation, design or manufacturing organisation, aerodrome operator, air traffic services provider or aviation training organisation.


One week: Includes five consecutive days of training over one week. The classes commence at 0830 finishing at 1600 Monday to Friday.


Dates Availability Apply
Enrolments closed


AUD $2,490

The cost of accommodation is not included as it may vary depending on your choice and standard.  Our administrative staff can assist you will all accomodation enquiries and reservations when you apply for enrolment.  The Institute has various options for your consideration ranging in price and standards.


Our Institute is located in the heart of Brisbane’s beautiful CBD. All workshops are delivered in our training rooms located on Level 5, 10 Market Street Brisbane, Australia. The Institute is within walking distance of your four-star serviced apartment, cafes, public transport (buses, trains and city-cat ferry), the Queen street shopping mall and many tourist destination.

Brisbane is a beautiful city and a perfect destination to study and rest and play.


We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but this site is where you can see some of the activities you can do during your intensive residential training program:

We have a carefully planned social program for you that will ensure you get the rest you need during the course as well show casing our countries natural beauty, cuisine, history, adventure, night life and of course, our Australian beer and wine!

Yes, all planned social activities are covered in your course fees.


ASSET Aviation Institute has several options for accommodation, but we recommend the Oaks-on-Felix serviced apartment.  This hotel complex is four-star and is walking distance (3 mins) from the Institute.  The rooms have a place to study and also a small kitchenette.  You can see the rooms here:

  • We can make the booking for you and get you a preferential rate.
  • The cost of accommodation is invoiced separately from the course fee.
  • You can choose any of Brisbane’s hotels and we can assist with your booking.

Individuals and Travellers to Australia can find all information about visa and entry requirements via the Australian Government’s site:

Please use the visa finder to check your entry requirements.


 Managing Aviation Safety Systems Program + Graduate Diploma
Dual Diploma and Graduate Certificate (DipLdrMgt, DipQA, CertSMxP)
BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
  • Safety Department (Director or Head of Department)
  • General Manager (Safety)
  • Senior Administrator
  • Chief Executive of an Aviation enterprise
  • Executive
  • Director


The purpose of the Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning. Diploma qualifications are located at level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Our diploma qualifications are designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 5 criteria and the Diploma descriptor. Diploma qualifications allow pathways to higher education.

AQF level 5

It’s important that you understand our policies, your rights and obligations. Please download your student handbook.


Q: Can I do the course part-time or via correspondence?

A: No, the course is designed as an intense classroom program.

Q: What do I need to bring to the course?

A: You will need to bring a laptop computer with word processor and spreadsheet software installed.

Q: What if I fail the course?

A: Our goal is to teach you so you are a competent specialist.  If you cannot demonstrate competence, you will be given all reasonable support to ensure that you meet the required standard.  If you cannot pass an assessment, you will be given a certificate of attainment, rather than a certificate of completion.  Please see our student policies for more information.

Q: Is the course taught in any other languages?

A: No, the course is only taught in the English language.

Q: Can I bring my wife/husband or partner?

A: Yes, there is plenty to do for your travel companion: sightseeing, shopping, leisure activities, cultural programs, wine and dine, theatres and entertainment.  They are also welcome to join all social activities (however the additional expenses are not included in the course fee).


We offer the highest quality of training in Aviation Safety Management Systems and Leadership to both individuals and industry personnel. We will teach you how to manage safety, people and how to perform your tasks efficiently.   We will coach you along through the program as you develop your skills and ensure that you are competent and confident, before you leave the Institute. You will be ready to work.

Our professional instructors are carefully selected respected experts, with considerable experience and knowledge in their field. Our instructors are all international safety practitioners, managers and leaders with decades of operational experience for some of the world’s largest organisations. But most importantly, our instructors are teachers: their role is to help you learn and build your competence. They do this by sharing with your their years of operational history and experience and offering a guiding hand to get you through the intensive program.


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