Centre of Aviation & Security Studies


CASS manages a portfolio of education courses for aviation management to support the continued professional development of staff in Emirates Group and partner organisations. The centre is home to various diploma programs run by Edith Cowan University ( through Emirates Group Security. These include the Diploma in Aviation Security Management and the Diploma in Ground Handling. These diplomas are awarded under the Australian and Commonwealth University guidelines.

In addition to its education services, CASS is also developing a research capacity with the aim of it becoming a regional hub for research into security and aviation. The centre will be home to several research projects in this field and will work with collaborators from the UK, Australia and Singapore. This research element of CASS will be developed further over the next few years.

Some of the short and tertiary courses run by CASS are outlined below :

Short Courses

  • Aviation Security Management Program
  • Basic Aviation Security for Security & Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Recognition of Explosives & Offensive Weapons & Bomb Threat Handling
  • Basic Cargo Security
  • Introduction to Forgery Detection
  • Profile Screening
  • Hijack Management
  • Aviation Security Crisis Management
  • Certified Basic Security Guard Training (Department of Protective Systems-DPS)
  • Certified Security Guard Training (National Security Institute-NSI)
  • Cash and Valuables in Transit Training-CVIT (Department of Protective Systems-DPS)
  • Hotel Security Training (National Security Institute-NSI)
  • Special Events Security Training (National Security Institute-NSI)
  • Fire Safety Course *
    *Emirates Group Security is an approved training Center from Dubai Civil Defence-DCD


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