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Dangerous Goods By Air:
Awareness – for all awareness categories
(Including Pilots) 


Have you been told you need an Awareness? No, it’s not a new age expression – it’s about learning the basics about the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air.
Based on the current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, this course covers recognition, handling and stowage of dangerous packages. It also provides an understanding of procedures that will help detect hidden hazards when accepting air freight.


This course will not qualify you to accept, document or package dangerous goods.

If you aren’t sure which air awareness course you require, this covers all the awareness categories.


Course Categories

Pilots, Flight Crew & Load Planners: This course provides training on Australian dangerous goods legislation, acceptance of non-dangerous cargo, identification, handling, stowage of dangerous goods and emergency procedures for flight crew, aircraft loaders and check-in staff involved with the operation of a commercial aircraft. The syllabus is in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations. (CASA Group C, IATA Category 10)

Cabin Crew: This course provides information to cabin crew on how to identify if a passenger may be carrying a dangerous good, what the passenger allowances are and what response should be taken if dangerous goods are detected. (CASA Group D, IATA Category 11)

Ramp, Check-in & Warehouse Personnel: This course provides training on acceptance of non-dangerous cargo, recognition, and the correct handling and stowage of dangerous goods intended for air transport and is in accordance with CASA regulations. (CASA Group B & E, IATA Category 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 12)


A Quick Course Syllabus:

  • Australian legilsation;

  • Cargo and baggage acceptance, including:
    – Hidden dangerous goods

  • Limitations, including:
    – Passengers and crews baggage allowances

  • Classes, divisions and packing groups;

  • Identification of dangerous goods;

  • Packing overview;

  • Marking and labelling;

  • Handling of dangerous goods;

  • Provision of information;

  • Emergency procedures.

Note: Customised modules containing specific company procedures, and only accessible by that companies employees, can be created for a one time flat fee.

Course Qualification and Recognition

This course is approved by:

  • The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA).  Approvals can be found in the menu above.

A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire and the qualification is valid for TWO YEARS.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who requires a general understanding of transporting dangerous goods by air. The course is required under CASA legislation for airline and air freight forwarder staff involved with acceptance and/or handling of air freight (but not the acceptance of dangerous goods).


Level of Competency

No previous knowledge or experience with air transport is required for this course.


Course Fee


Payment is required in advance by credit card, EFT or cheque.
We accept Mastercard and Visa.



  • Online training – 4 hours approx.

  • Correspondence - paper-based, 4 hours approx.

  • Classroom training – on request – no scheduled courses, 4 hours approx.


Note: minimum numbers apply for classroom requests.


We can schedule Virtual courses or classroom courses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney at request, but we’ll go (almost) anywhere. (Dependent on number of participants and availability)

To request a classroom course or correspondence kit, email us by clicking the "CONTACT AIRSAFE". To see our other course dates open the pdf below.

By registering and logging in to this course you confirm that you are the person who will read and complete the course modules and be responsible for individually completing and submitting the end of course questionnaire.


You also acknowledge that you understand it is an offence to falsify or misrepresent the information provided by you and that you have a duty of care when dealing with dangerous goods and that failure to comply with the relevant regulations surrounding the sending of dangerous goods may result in legal penalties.


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