Dangerous Goods Awareness and Acceptance of Non-Dangerous Goods Course (DGA Course)

Training is an essential element in maintaining a safe regulatory regime. It is necessary for all individuals involved in the preparation or transport of dangerous goods to be properly trained to carry out their responsibilities. This training program has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia under CASR Part 92.135-1 and fulfills the requirements for the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) for Employee Groups B, C, D and E accepting and handling non-dangerous cargo.

You are required by both the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to ensure that both you and your staff receive dangerous goods training on an approved course.

Who is Required to Undertake this Training?

For the purpose of Subpart 92.C of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, an employee or deemed employee who:
  • accepts cargo consigned for transport, or supervises someone whose duties include accepting such cargo at any time after it leaves the custody of the original consignor;
  • handles cargo or supervises a person who handles cargo before or after it is loaded on, or unloaded off an aircraft; or
  • loads cargo on or unloads cargo off an aircraft or supervises a person who loads cargo on or unloads cargo off an aircraft;
  • acts as a member of the aircraft’s flight crew;
  • acts as a member of the aircraft’s cabin crew;
  • carries out duties relating to the handling and security screening of passengers carried on an aircraft;
  • handles passengers’ checked and/or carry-on baggage, or supervises someone whose duties include handling such baggage; or
  • is a load planner;
  • is required to undertake this course (in accordance with the syllabus of training that is prescribed in Subpart 92.C).
This course will provide you with a comprehensive awareness regarding dangerous goods and the acceptance of non-dangerous goods. You will be able to identify items and substances that are classified as dangerous goods, determine their status and know what action needs to be taken to ensure their safe travel by air or indeed if they should be refused travel by air. Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • define and describe Federal and International Regulations as they apply to the carriage of dangerous goods by air;
  • describe your legal responsibilities in accordance with Federal and International Regulations;
  • determine the limitations for the carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air in accordance with the ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations;
  • recognise articles and substances which have dangerous properties and be aware of the procedures for their classification, marking and labeling;
  • identify ‘Undeclared’ or ‘Hidden’ dangerous goods in baggage or cargo;
  • understand the methods employed to identify and if necessary reject any declared or undeclared dangerous goods;
  • check the potential hazards of items and know where to find all relevant information if you are uncertain of an item’s classification; and
  • respond in an emergency scenario involving dangerous goods.
This training is conducted via correspondence or a one (1) day tutorial course – see below for further details. Order here. For dangerous goods outside of these categories or for employee group A, a Dangerous Goods Acceptance and Shippers Course (3 Day Tutorial) must be completed. Please contact our office if you wish to discuss this further.

Correspondence Courses (On-line Training)

The correspondence course includes:
  • The full colour Course Workbook and set of Review Questions;
  • Facilitator assistance whilst completing the course;
  • Certificate of Approval upon completion of the course plus a personalised Feedback Sheet on the answers to the Review Questions;
  • Free Webinar Sessions with your facilitator;
  • Updates and changes made to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations during your 2 year currency; and
  • Notification for renewal tarting approx. 3 months prior to the expiry of the certificate.
Courses are issued in a variety of formats. Your organisation can elect to either standardise the format for all employees or simply list the format required when placing your order.
Formats available:
  • Via E-mail – Includes a workbook in PDF format and review questions in word format.
  • Hard copy full colour bound workbook (approx. 100 page and the review questions (course assessment).
The workbook will guide you to answer a series of questions at the end of each section. The review questions are open book and you are prompted to complete the sections of your assessment as you read through the workbook. It takes approximately 6-7 hours to complete the correspondence course. Whilst doing the course, if you have any queries, you can contact us by email or phone and your Facilitator will guide you through yours query.

Costs:           Initial Issue Correspondence (AUD) 

                        Email                           $140.00
                        Hard Copy                  $170.00 incl. postage and handling

Correspondence (CAAA Renewals Only)

                        Email                           $115.00

Please note: Organisations may receive a bulk purchase discount for orders of 10 or more at the one time – please contact Andy on
(08) 61807939 or andy@caaa.com.au to discuss further.

Company Specific Course Details

 Duration:   1  to 5 day (0900 to 1600) courses are available

Company Specific

  • 1 to 15 participants     POA
  • 16 to 25 participants   POA

This includes:

  • All course material including a comprehensive full colour workbook;
  • Course facilitation (including their accommodation and travel expenses as applicable);
  • Note paper, pens etc on the day of training;
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are provided as part of the day;
  • Certificate of approval upon completion of the course;
  • Updates and changes made to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations during your 2 year currency; and
  • Notification for renewal approx. 3 months prior to the expiry of the certificate.

Review questions are completed during the course and assessed by the Facilitator with approvals issued on the same day as is appropriate.

Contact us now for further information and to discuss your specific needs.