Aviation Security Auditing Techniques and Developing Security Manuals

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This course provides you with an understanding of the global aviation security framework and guidance on developing effective auditing plans and security manuals in line with ICAO Annex 17 (Security) and ICAO Document 8973 (Security Manual).


5 days

S$2,500 / US$1,950

^Fees are being reviewed and subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees when they are issued the Letter of Acceptance.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop effective auditing plans
  • Apply auditing techniques and procedures
  • Develop security manuals that meet the requirements of the ICAO Annex 17 and ICAO Document 8973

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to personnel responsible for aviation security operations and management from civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, airlines and aviation security related agencies.

Learning Activities

  • Practical Exercises



What Is Covered

  • Global Aviation Security Framework
    • Overview of current framework of international civil aviation
    • Key players involved in aviation security and their impact on security strategies
    • Implementation of ICAO's mandated Standards and Recommended practices (SARPs)
  • ICAO Annex 17 and Document 8973
    • Importance of understanding Annex 17 and Document 8973 for security personnel
    • Application of SARPs to airports and airlines
  • Security Auditing
    • Roles and responsibilities in security auditing
    • The need for and importance of effective security management processes
    • Responsibilities within the organisation for security management
    • Decision making based on security audit results
    • Development of security audit plan
    • Initial review of an organisation's response to security regulatory requirements
  • Auditing Techniques
    • Fundamental principles of auditing
    • Objective-based auditing and reporting methods
    • Planning of audit visit
    • Development of auditors' working documents and checklists etc.
    • Audit entry and exit meetings
    • Investigative auditing skills and techniques
  • Audit Reporting
    • Factual reporting of audit findings
    • Regulatory audit reports and records
    • Auditor competency and development issues
  • Post-Audit Follow-up
    • Process and timescales of corrective actions
    • Effective corrective action, audit follow-up and closeout mechanisms
  • Inspections, Surveys and Testing
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Conduct of inspections, surveys and testing
    •  Recording findings from inspections, surveys and testing
    • Determining competencies of inspectors     
  • Security Manuals
    • Contents
    • Interpretation and procedures
    • Development of security manuals


  • SAA Alumni – 10% discount
  • Group Discount – Enjoy a group discount for three or more participants registered at the same time for the same course run from the same organisation and billing source:
    • Three to six : 10%
    • Seven to nine : 15%
    • Ten or more : 20%