eLearning Courses

Aviation Security Training Package (ASTP): Air Cargo and Mail Security (An ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) Programme)

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This course will provide you information on the purpose and intent of existing security measures, the implementation of appropriate security controls for cargo consignments, and the appropriate emergency response procedures in the event of a cargo security incident. This course is delivered via eLearning.  

To be advised

5 days

S$650 / US$500

^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:

  • Appreciate the origin and purpose of security measures and procedures necessary for the protection of cargo, courier/express parcels, mail and operators' supplies;
  • Understand the nature of the threat posed to aircraft by explosives and other dangerous substances;
  • Understand concept of secure supply chain;
  • Apply appropriate security controls to cargo consignments;
  • Inspect, screen or search consignments in accordance with prescribed security principles;
  • Ensure that all cargo facilities, vehicles, containers and equipment are subject to security control; and
  • Apply proper response action to an airline security emergency related to suspect cargo.

Who Should Attend

Aviation professionals involved in oversight responsibility for the handling of cargo and mail from civil aviation authorities, airport authorities, airlines and other stakeholders that have an active role in maintaining cargo and mail security.

Invitations will be sent via the ICAO State Letter. Please refer to your State's National Aviation Security Coordinator for details.


Participants should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have written and oral command of the language of instruction;
  • Have oversight responsibility as it pertains to cargo security related to the handling, acceptance and/or documenting the implementation of cargo security measures within organisations mentioned in the target population



What Is Covered

  •     Cargo Security in Context
    • Definition of acts of unlawful interference
    • Aviation industry countermeasures
    • ICAO Conventions and the Protocol
    • Key responsibilities of the national appropriate authority for aviation security
  • Air Cargo Secure Supply Chain
    • Air cargo operational and secure supply chain
    • Pillars of the secure supply chain

  • Security Controls
    • Legal basis for the physical security measures applicable to air cargo
    • Security control procedures
    • Elements of a good incident report
  • Screening
    • Methods of cargo screening
    • Special categories of cargo
    • Concept of high risk cargo
  • Cargo Chain of Custody
  • Oversight, Compliance and Quality Control
    • Role of the appropriate authority
    • Regulated agent and known consignor compliance requirement
    • Quality control measures
  • Security of Mail
    • Legal basis and objective for mail security in the context of aviation security
    • Roles and responsibilities of regulated postal authorities or designated postal operators
    • Acceptable procedures for the security control of mail
  • Restricted Articles and Dangerous Goods
    • Definition and classification of restricted articles
    • Dangerous goods labels

Mode of Delivery

  • Live virtual classroom via Cisco Webex Meetings [1300hrs - 1800hrs (SGT/GMT+8), Monday to Friday]  
  • Self-paced offline learning activities 

Details on how to access the online course and access link will be provided to successful applicants.