Course details

National Diploma in Aviation (Safety Management Systems)
NZQF Level 5

About the course

The National Diploma in Aviation (Safety Management Systems) [Ref: 1639] is designed to improve the understanding, and the overseeing of the use, of safety management systems within the aviation environment. The qualification is intended for people who work with an Aviation Regulator or work in the aviation industry, particularly in the fields of safety and risk management, or regulatory compliance.

The qualification comprises compulsory and elective standards. The compulsory section is designed to assess a broad range of management knowledge and skills, including managing: risk; safety management systems; safety policy and objectives, assurance, and promotion; and the development and use of a safety management system implementation plan.

The elective section allows candidates to select standards relevant to their workplace and career direction. The standards focus on managing operational risk management, audits, safety management system evaluation, and safety culture review and promotion.

People holding this qualification will be able to manage the introduction and ongoing use of safety management systems, as well as the use of safety management systems as a means of compliance by the Aviation Regulator.

People who have met the requirements of this qualification will also have achieved credits towards the award of the National Diploma in Aviation (Regulatory Oversight and Governance) [Ref: 1637], with which it shares credits in common. People with this qualification may also choose to undertake study towards the National Diploma in Aviation (Risk Management) [Ref: 1638].

About the provider

On-job training takes place in your workplace. It means that you, as an employee, gain essential skills and knowledge while doing your job.

You learn the specific skills for your job and career and, by upskilling in the real work environment, gain the know-how plus proven experience to solve problems, meet challenges and deal with tasks that you will face day to day.

You also get the satisfaction of earning while you learn, and gaining a national qualification.

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Our programmes are designed for people at every level of the business, from new entrant to supervisor and manager.

Our expert training advisors are also there to support you and your employer throughout the process from enrollment to assessment and successful completion of the programme.