IATA Courses

What is IATA?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international industry trade group of airlines whose mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry.

IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of scheduled international air traffic.
IATA regulates the shipping of dangerous goods and publishes the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual (DGR) yearly, a globally accepted (de facto) field source reference for airlines’ shipping of hazardous materials.

Any person involved in international airfreight and complying with appropriate license and legal requirements may apply for registration as an IATA cargo agent. Affording benefits to both airlines and agents, IATA accreditation provides agents with industry recognition of their financial and professional competence and airlines with a worldwide distribution network of approved agents to sell their product.
If you would like more information on becoming an IATA agent or gaining IATA accreditation for your business, click here to visit the IATA website.

IATA Courses

Aircraft Loading and Restraint

This course is designed for warehouse staff who are preparing unit load devices for loading onto aircraft. This course is endorsed by IATA and meets the airlines mandatory training requirement for IATA freight forwarders.

QUALIFICATION
International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved certificate valid for 3 years.

FORMAT
One day course

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
To comply with IATA regulations, you MUST ensure consignments are ready for carriage. This course applies to staff involved in freight, loading, packing and export operations.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Load control and load distribution.
  • Aircraft centre of gravity.
  • Restraining the load.
  • ULD: ULD restraint systems, interchangeability of ULD’s, under floor restraint.
  • Load Distribution: general, rules for safe stowage, centre of gravity.
  • Load limitation.
  • Shoring: General, calculation, method.
  • Loading limitations and cargo restraint: general, classification of load, restraint equipment, method of restraint, calculating restraint requirements.
  • Quick reference restraint graphs/table
  • ULD serviceability: inspection, damage limit, nets, metal/fibreglass structural containers.
IATA Dangerous Goods

This course is designed for shippers, shippers agents and operators acceptance staff requiring certification under IATA categories 1, 3 or 6. It is an initial course for those who are requiring certification to prepare, ship, or accept dangerous goods consignments by air. The course carries IATA and New Zealand CAA endorsement.
QUALIFICATION
International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved certificate valid for 2 years.

FORMAT
Five day course

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is aimed at operational staff, shipping clerks, warehouse and dispatch staff, as well as exporters.

COURSE OUTLINE
Provide procedures for the shipper, freight forwarder and operator by which articles or substances with hazardous properties can be safely transported by air on all commercial transport. This includes radioactive material

  • Dangerous goods policy:
    • Applicability of the regulations
    • Training requirements
    • DG security
    • Shipper, freight forwarder & carrier responsibilities
    • Hidden dangerous goods
    • State and operator variations
  • Classification and identification
    • Packing
    • Packaging specifications and performance tests
    • Marking and labelling
    • Documentation
    • Handling and segregation
  • Regulations
    • UN recommendations on transport of DG
    • Rules governing the transport of DG by Air, ICAO13
  • Practice check sheet exercises
    • Answers and explanations
IATA Dangerous Goods Revalidation

This is a revalidation course for those personnel who are currently certified to IATA categories 1, 3 or 6 and are proficient in the application of the regulations. Recurrent training is required to be completed every 24 months. This course is also endorsed by IATA and New Zealand CAA.

QUALIFICATION
International Airline Travel Association (IATA) approved certificate valid for 2 years.

FORMAT
Three day course

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for participants who have already completed certified Dangerous Goods courses within recent years, who must regularly update their knowledge to comply with IATA requirements under Resolution 809.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Updates to DG regulations
  • ICAO & IATA amendments
  • Training requirements
  • Security
  • DG’s carried by passengers and crew
  • Excepted quantities
  • Sate & operator variations
  • Q value calculations
  • Changes to classifications
  • Changes to identification and special provisions
  • Changes to packaging instructions
  • Marking, labeling and documentation changes
  • Radioactive procedures and changes
  • Correct use of tables and figures
  • Practical examples and check sheets
IATA Cargo Tariff

This course is designed for airlines, freight forwarding staff and agents holding International Air Waybills. The course will review the Air Cargo Tariff Rules (TACT) and their application. Selected key elements will be demonstrated in examples and practical exercises, which will involve student participation. Participants will be able to confidently assess and select published air cargo rates to and from points on the International network.

FORMAT
Three day course

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for airlines, freight forwarding staff and agents holding International Air Waybills.

COURSE OUTLINE
The course will review the Air Cargo Tariff Rules (TACT) and their application. Selected key elements will be demonstrated in examples and practical exercises, which will involve student participation. Participants will be able to confidently assess and select published air cargo rates to and from points on the International network.

  • Coding
  • Definitions
  • Geography
  • Weights
  • Measures
  • Chargeable weight
  • General rules
  • Published rates and charges
  • Fees
  • Charges collect
  • Specific commodities
  • Class rates
  • Liability

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