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Dangerous Goods Training Competency

Dangerous Goods Management (DGM) Australia and the DGM Network have a reputation in providing high quality and practical dangerous goods training courses related to the transport, handling and storage of dangerous goods and hazardous materials.

Students receive comprehensive dangerous goods training materials in sessions that combine excellent teaching practices with expert knowledge.  Thousands of shippers & packers, freight forwarders, operators & handling agents, security screeners have successfully undergone dangerous goods training by DGM according to their responsibilities.
DGM  regularly adapts dangerous goods training programs to meet Shipper’s specific needs and requirements.  Dangerous Goods training programs are conducted in-house, at a DGM facility or as webinars.

Dangerous Goods by Air

DGM Australia’s Dangerous Goods Training Course for Airfreight has been approved by CASA Australia and DGM Australia is an IATA Accredited Training School.

Dangerous Goods Training - IATA ATS

For your Dangerous Goods Training by Air needs (initial and re-current) see below for more information, or contact us.

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How often is Dangerous Goods by Air Training required to be undertaken?

Dangerous goods training is required to be undertaken at intervals of not more than two years. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Regulations allow persons to undertake the training up to three (3) months before the date on which the dangerous goods training is due, without affecting the due date.

For example, if your training is due by 01 March 2018, and if you undertake the re-training between 01 January 2018 to 01 March 2018, your expiry date is 01 March 2020.

This gives organisations and employees the flexibility to schedule in re-training at a time that works with their schedule, without effecting the expiry date of the dangerous goods training. This also ensures that training costs are optimised for the full certification period and not just for a part of the 2 years.

Training Course Details – Dangerous Goods by Air

Besides scheduled dangerous goods training courses in Brisbane, DGM Australia also runs courses in Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth (permitting there is a sufficient number of participants). We also run customer specific on-site dangerous goods training. Contact us on Training for schedules and options.

Course: Initial Airfreight Acceptance Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Freight Forwarders – Staff Processing Dangerous Goods

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisite: none

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be aware of the risks posed by the transport of dangerous goods and the consequences of their mishandling.
  • Classify and identify dangerous goods.
  • Find the relevant information in a Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand the selection, testing and marking of packagings.
  • Know how to correctly pack dangerous goods.
  • Complete the marking and labelling of dangerous goods shipments according to the regulations.
  • Prepare a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods and other documents for the transport of dangerous goods by air.
  • Understand acceptance, handling, loading, unloading and segregation requirements

 

Course: Airfreight Acceptance Re-certification Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Freight Forwarders – Staff Processing Dangerous Goods

Duration: 1 or 2 days (duration based on experience, knowledge and participant preference)

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per the Australian Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re validated for a period of two years as per the Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements for all personnel involved in Air Cargo Acceptance;
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the packing, marking, labeling and documentation requirements.

Course: Initial Airfreight Acceptance Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Freight Forwarders – Staff Processing cargo other than Dangerous Goods

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisite: none

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be aware of the risks posed by the transport of dangerous goods and the consequences of their mishandling.
  • Be familiar with the limitations
  • Understand Labeling & Marking
  • Understand the Shipper’s declaration and other relevant documentation, including the Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand the recognition of undeclared dangerous goods.

Course: Airfreight Acceptance Recertification Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Freight Forwarders – Staff Processing cargo other than Dangerous Goods

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per the Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re validated for a period of two years as per the Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the limitations, recognition, packing and documentation requirements.

Course: Initial Airfreight Acceptance Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Shippers and Persons undertaking the responsibilities of Shippers

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisite: none

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be aware of the risks posed by the transport of dangerous goods and the consequences of their mishandling.
  • Classify and identify dangerous goods.
  • Find the relevant information in a Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand the selection, testing and marking of packagings.
  • Know how to correctly pack Shipper’s specific dangerous goods.
  • Complete the marking and labeling of dangerous goods shipments according to the regulations.
  • Prepare a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods and other documents for the transport of dangerous goods by air.
  • Understand acceptance, handling, loading, unloading and segregation requirements

Course: Airfreight Acceptance Re-certification Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Shippers and Persons undertaking the responsibilities of Shippers

Duration: 1 or 2 days (duration based on experience, knowledge and participant preference)

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per the Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re validated for a period of two years as per the Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements for all personnel involved in Air Cargo Acceptance;
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the packing, marking, labeling and documentation requirements for the Shipper’s specific dangerous goods.

 

Course: Initial Airfreight Acceptance Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Operators and Ground Handling Agents – Staff Accepting Dangerous Goods

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisite: none

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be aware of the risks posed by the transport of dangerous goods and the consequences of their mishandling.
  • Classify and identify dangerous goods.
  • Find the relevant information in a Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand the selection, testing and marking of packagings.
  • Know how to correctly pack dangerous goods.
  • Complete the marking and labeling of dangerous goods shipments according to the regulations.
  • Prepare a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods and other documents for the transport of dangerous goods by air.
  • Understand acceptance, handling, loading, unloading and segregation requirements

Course: Airfreight Acceptance Re-certification Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Operators and Ground Handling Agents – Staff Accepting Dangerous Goods

Duration: 1 or 2 days (duration based on experience, knowledge and participant preference)

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per the Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re validated for a period of two years as per the Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements for all personnel involved in Air Cargo Acceptance;
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the packing, marking, labeling and documentation requirements.

Course: Initial Airfreight Acceptance Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Operators and Ground Handling Agents – Staff Accepting cargo other than Dangerous Goods

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisite: none

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be aware of the risks posed by the transport of dangerous goods and the consequences of their mishandling.
  • Be familiar with the limitations
  • Understand Labeling & Marking
  • Understand the Shipper’s declaration and other relevant documentation, including the Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand the recognition of undeclared dangerous goods.

Course: Airfreight Acceptance Re-certification Course (except Class 7 Radioactive Material)

Who: Operators and Ground Handling Agents – Staff Accepting cargo other than Dangerous Goods

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per the Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re validated for a period of two years as per the Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the limitations, recognition, packing and documentation requirements.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification – except Class 7

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR section 10.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the limitations & classification
  • Understand Labeling & Marking
  • Understand the Shipper’s declaration and other relevant documentation.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisite: valid initial airfreight acceptance certification, including Radioactive Material

Course Delivery: Class room and Webinar option available.

 

On successful completion of this course, the participant is re-certified for a period of 2 years as per Australian Civil Aviation Act and the IATA requirements for personnel involved in air cargo acceptance. qualified personnel will be able to:

  • Be re-validated for a period of two years as per the Australian Civil Aviation Act and IATA requirements
  • Understand the philosophy behind the regulations and being able to use the IATA DGR section 10.
  • Be familiar with the structure and general provisions of the IATA DGR.
  • Be familiar with the limitations & classification
  • Understand Labeling & Marking
  • Understand the Shipper’s declaration and other relevant documentation.

Dangerous Goods by Sea

DGM Australia’s Dangerous Goods Training Course for Sea freight has been approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

IMDG Code 39-18

For your Dangerous Goods Training by Air needs (initial and re-current) see below for more information, or contact us.

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How often is Dangerous Goods by Sea Training required to be undertaken?

Every time an amendment of the IMDG Code is published, there’s a transition year when both the new and previous amendments are valid, followed by a year when only the most recent one is valid.
The latest version of the IMDG Code (Amendment 38-16) was published in 2016. The amendment (which may be voluntarily applied as from 1 January 2017) is mandatory as per 1 January 2018. The IMDG Code 2018 Edition (inc. Amendment 39-18) comes into force on 1 January 2020 for two years and may be applied voluntarily as from 1 January 2019.

Refresher training should be undertaken whenever the Code is updated, to cover and learn the changes before the new Code comes into force.

Training Course Details – Dangerous Goods by Sea

Besides scheduled dangerous goods training courses in Brisbane, DGM Australia also runs courses in Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth (permitting there is a sufficient number of participants). We also run customer specific on-site dangerous goods training. Contact us on Training for schedules and options.

DURATION

INITIAL 2 DAYS
  • CLASS ROOM BASED TRAINING
RECURRENT 1 DAY
  • CLASS ROOM BASED TRAINING

Who Should Attend This Training Course:

The IMDG Course is perfectly suited to candidates preparing or responsible for hazmat cargo being shipped sea freight. Shippers, Freight Forwarders, Consolidators, and Packers would benefit from this training course.

Topics Covered in Training:

  • Understanding and Navigating the IMDG Code.
  • Responsibilities and Training Requirements.
  • Classification of all 9 classes of dangerous goods and determining Proper Shipping Names.
  • Using the Dangerous Goods List.
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Special Provisions and Exceptions.
  • Packing, Marking, Labelling and Placarding of Dangerous Goods Cargo.
  • Correct Documentation.
  • Stowage and Segregation.

DGM Materials provided Include:

Registration includes a DGM Workbook and certification (upon successful completion).

Students are encouraged to bring their copy of the current IMDG Code. We have a limited number of copies for students to use for the duration of the course.

Transport of Radioactive Materials

To be able to transport radioactive substances via road, one must hold a valid and current licence issued by the State/Territory Regulator.

DGM Australia’s Transport of Radioactive Substances course is approved in QLD, WA and the NT.

This course provides all information necessary for the transport operator to apply for a Licence to Transport Radioactive Substances in QLD, WA and the NT.
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of freight terminology and basic mathematical skills
Delivery Method: Class room setting
Course Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course Content covers
  • Scientific background
  • Basic physics
  • Radioactive Decay and Half Life
  • Radiation Hazards, Radiation Dose Limits, Radiation Protection
  • Basis of the Regulations for Class 7 and the Regulatory Authorities
  • Classification of Radioactive Substances
  • Types of packages for Radioactive Material
  • Transport Index and Categorisation,
  • Marking and labelling of packages for transport
  • Emergency Procedures

Upon successful completion of a written exam the participant will be issued a certificate.

For more information, please contact us.

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