Aerodrome Reporting Officer / Works Safety Officer Course

Aerodrome Reporting Officer / Works Safety Officer Course

The Australian Airports Association has built on our existing and highly successful, ARO/WSO Refresher course to deliver an expanded and more detailed ARO/WSO-specific course which can be used in conjunction with field/operational based assessments as a substitute to face to face training.

The course is a comprehensive and interactive online course aimed at new AROs and WSOs and/or for existing AROs/WSOs who may be looking to maintain and improve their knowledge and skills in the performance of their duties.


This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge for persons who perform the role of Aerodrome Reporting Officer and Works Safety Officer at an Airport or Aerodrome.

The ARO/WSO Course details the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the safety of aerodrome operation, in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.

This course addresses aviation non-technical skill requirements related to safety management duties of ground operations personnel, and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.

Where and when: Online when convenient for you

Expected time to complete course: Eight (8) hours

Enrolment fee: $660

All prices are GST inclusive

Enrolment valid for: Two (2) months from time of first logon

Recognition: Certificate of Completion

Target Audience

  • As an introduction for those starting at an airport who need some form of training before formal training can be undertaken face to face.
  • The course meets the learning outcomes required for prospective ARO/WSO’s and can be used in conjunction with field/operational based assessments by a third party.
  • The course is a convenient way for airports and aerodromes in regional and remote locations to access training online where logistics to achieve this level of compliance training is difficult to achieve.


The Aerodrome Reporting Officer / Works Safety Officer Online Course covers the following modules:

  1. The Legal Framework, Aerodrome Documentation, Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Aerodrome Infrastructure
  3. Airside Hazards
  4. The OLS and Declared Distances
  5. The WSO and Aerodrome Works
  6. Wildlife Hazards Management
  7. NOTAM Awareness
  8. Aerodrome Emergency Response and Security Aerodrome Serviceability Inspections


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Aerodrome Reporting Officer / Works Safety Officer Online Course Features

Interactive screens

Interactive screens that open additional levels of knowledge and background information

Full audio

All screens include audio which the student can listen to or mute as required

Video demonstration

A range of video demonstrations to reinforce teaching points that enable a visualisation of the process

Study when you want

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