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Transportation of Infectious Substance by Air
– Category A, B and Exempt


If you send infectious substances or diagnostic specimens by air, then this is the course for you. This course assists shippers of infectious substances, and associated items, to interpret and apply the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) to shipments being sent by air domestically and internationally. Full compliance with the Regulations and an understanding of the concepts behind them will ensure the safety of all who travel and protect shippers from unknowingly committing unlawful acts.

What you obtain

This course will help you apply the classification, packaging, documentation, marking and labeling requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations with regard to infectious substances and understand the requirements set down by the Regulatory authorities.

A Quick Course Syllabus:

This course covers:

  • Infectious Substances, Category A;

  • Category B, diagnostic specimens & biological products for testing;

  • Exempt human and animal specimens

  • Shipments of dry ice or cryogenic liquids as refrigerants;

  • Medical waste shipments;

  • Small quantities of ethanol, formaldehyde and formalin


Access to a copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is not required, however is recommended.

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 required for people involved with the packaging, documentation or control of infectious materials 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 –  5 hours approx.

  • Correspondence - paper-based, 5 hours approx.

  • Classroom training on demand – no scheduled courses, 6 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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