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Lithium Batteries - Instruction for Shipping Small Batteries


This short course has been designed to assist shippers who are sending lithium batteries in or with equipment that only need to comply with Section II of the IATA Dangerous Goods packing requirements to comply.

Full compliance with the Regulations and an understanding of the concepts behind them, and the associated Australian legislation, will ensure the safety of all who travel and protect shippers from unknowingly committing unlawful acts.

Courses stay active for 2 years and must be completed within this time frame. Refunds will not be given after the course in no longer active.

What you obtain

This course will help you apply the classification, packaging, documentation, marking and labeling requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations with regards to batteries, and in particular lithium batteries, thereby providing an understanding of the requirements set down by the Regulatory authorities.

A Quick Course Syllabus

Classification - Brief overview on the 9 classes of Dangerous Goods, overview of wet, dry or non-spillable batteries, Ion/Polymer or metal, Cell or Battery;

Legal requirements and liability;

Passenger baggage allowances.

Packaging, marking and documentation requirements for compliance with section II of the packing instructions.


Shippers who send LARGE lithium batteries in compliance with Section I of the packing instructions either need the full Transporting Lithium Batteries by Air course or need to consult a Dangerous Goods specialist.

You can enter and leave the course as many times as you like without losing what you have done.  You will also have access to the course content until you require re-certification.


Courses should be started and completed within a three month period of initial registration or before your existing certification expires to ensure validity.

Course Qualification and Recognition

This course is CASA and IATA complaint in accordance with section 1.6.

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

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who regularly sends small lithium batteries with or in equipment people or are in control of commercial shipments of batteries, including Lithium batteries, sent by air.

Level of Competency

No previous knowledge or experience with air transport is required to complete the course.


Course Fee

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


  • Online training –  2 hours approx.

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, 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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