(SS1) System Safety Foundational Course

This course provides an overview of the System Safety Management concept and reinforces these concepts through case studies and practical exercises.


The System Safety Foundational Introductory Course provides participants with a foundation in system safety concepts and exposure to the methods of system safety engineering, including system safety techniques for identifying and analysing hazards and risks. It is specifically designed to meet the system safety management obligations of project offices involved in the acquisition, in-service management and operation of platforms and equipment.

The course uses a simplified examples, combined with a mixture of experience perspectives, to engage the audience in active discussions surrounding the course content.

Target Audience:

Managers of complex engineering projects and organisations operating a system safety program, engineers from disciplines not directly involved in the day-to-day management of the system safety program and other engineers, including graduates, seeking an understanding of the system safety concepts and core principles.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the need for System Safety Management and the key concepts and definitions used in the approach
  • Awareness of WHS requirements, the role of tort law and the concept of negligence
  • Understanding of the typical system safety products/artefacts developed and their optimal location in a product’s lifecycle
  • Awareness of typical system safety documentation and its purpose
  • Understanding of the key concepts of SFARP and its role in Technical Risk Assessments
  • Ability to conduct a basic Preliminary Hazard Identification and Bow Tie Analysis
  • Understanding of Safety Management Systems, including the impacts of safety culture and accidents
  • An awareness of the role of Safety Case and graphical techniques used, including Goal Structured Notation(GSN)

Learning Methods:

Two day, Face-to-Face or four half-day online training.

Program Benefits:

  • Provides managers, non-system safety project engineers with an awareness and understanding of the concepts of the System Safety Engineering
  • Provide understanding of the Systems Engineering effort on projects so that they may effectively participate in the System Safety Working Groups
  • Provide understanding on how to review of system safety engineering artefacts
  • Provide educated advice to various stakeholders, both internally and external to the project/program office


  • Lectures
  • Case Studies based on Real Examples
  • Video Case Studies
  • Evaluation of Safety Case Reports

The price listed is the total price including GST where GST is applicable.

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
System Safety Management Course (NZ Timezone) 7 & 8 April 2021 08:00 am - 05:00 pm On Line $2,200.00
(SS1) System Safety Management Course (AEST) 1 & 2 June 2021 08:00 am - 05:00 pm On Line - Virtual Classroom $2,200.00
System Safety Management Course (AEST) 27 & 28 July 2021 08:30 am - 05:00 pm On Line - Virtual Classroom $2,200.00
System Safety Foundational Course AEDT 1 & 2 February 2022 08:30 am - 05:00 pm On Line - Virtual Classroom $2,200.00


NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.