Diploma in Aviation Safety Management

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and operate an effective safety oversight and management system in line with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this diploma, you will be able to

  • Apply safety management methodologies and ICAO SARPs to improve safety and enhance efficiency in your organisation

  • Identify the common concerns and key trends in civil aviation safety development 

  • Develop and implement safety programmes to address key safety considerations in decision making in civil aviation

  • Plan and execute the key deliverables to meet your national and/or organisation’s safety obligations and needs

  • Develop competencies as safety managers and safety oversight inspectors 

Programme Structure

This programme comprises both compulsory and elective courses. To complete the programme, you should complete at least 2 compulsory courses, and select any electives based on your job function or areas of interest. You have the flexibility to attend each chosen course based on your preferred sequence/schedule. The total duration of compulsory and elective courses must add up to a minimum of 30 days.

Compulsory Courses (Choose at least 2 courses)

State Safety Programme Implementation

5 days 

Safety Management Systems Implementation 

5 days 

Integrated Safety Management Systems 

10 days 

Elective Courses (Choose Any)
Risk Management

ICAO Training Package:
Operational Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation

4 days 

Incident Investigation: Effective Safety Risk Management

5 days

Aerodrome Safety

Accident & Incident Investigation

Aircraft Accident Investigation Techniques

5 days 

Aircraft Accident Investigation Management 

5 days

Air Traffic Management Safety Investigation and Analysis 

5 days

Safety Assurance

Safety Audits of Air Traffic Services 

5 days 

Resolution of Safety Issues 

5 days 

Auditing Techniques and Best Practices 

5 days 

Safety Oversight

Safety Oversight Inspectors (Aerodrome) 

5 days 

Safety Oversight Inspectors (Air Navigation Services) 

5 days 

Safety Oversight Inspectors (Airworthiness)

10 days 

Safety Oversight Inspectors (Flight Operations)

10 days 

Human Factors

Human Factors in Aviation Workshop 

5 days 

Introduction to Human Factors in Air Traffic Services 

3 days 

*Only course runs conducted at SAA will be considered as part of SAA’s Diploma in Aviation Safety Management

Who Should Apply

Aviation professionals who want to broaden their knowledge in aviation safety management.


  • Have prior training or experience in aviation-related industry or Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

  • Be proficient in the English language

Panel of Advisors and Lecturers

The programme is conducted by a panel of advisors and lecturers comprising:

  • Senior practising personnel from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and other government and aviation-related organisations

  • International aviation industry expert


A Diploma in Aviation Safety Management will beawarded to those who have successfully completed thecompulsory courses and chosen electives, as well aspassed all assessments (if applicable) for the courseswithin the candidature period. Diploma holders mayappend the abbreviated form of the qualification “Dip.Aviation Safety Mgt.” after their name.

Candidature Period

The programme is to be completed within 3 years, starting from the date of the first course. The total duration of compulsory and elective courses must add up to a minimum of 30 days.


The total amount payable is the sum of the course fees for each module taken. It varies according to the combination of modules chosen. Please refer to the respective course(s) for for the individual course fees. 


Apply online at https://go.gov.sg/saa-diploma
The diploma is open for application all year round.

Last Updated on 22 February 2024