About Us

AvSec Consulting Pty Ltd (AvSec) was formed in 2007 and provides a complete range of security consulting and training services.

Today, AvSec draws on the expertise of aviation and general security consultants from Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Our consultants have extensive experience as senior executives with airlines, airports, private sector security and with government and international authorities.

Our Directors

AvSec's Directors are former Executive Security Managers with Qantas Airways.

Steve Lawson

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Lawson, is an internationally known expert on aviation security. He has over twenty years’ experience in aviation security in various security management roles with Qantas Airways, the Office of Transport Security and with AvSec Consulting, before which he served as a Police Detective.

At Qantas, Steve was one of four Executive Managers with functional responsibility for the global aviation security operations for the Qantas Group of companies - comprising Qantas Airways, Qantas Freight, Australian Airlines and Jetstar based in Australia, and Jetstar Asia based in Singapore.

While at Qantas, Steve:

  • Developed, wrote and published the Qantas Security Manual;
  • Managed the global freight security and screening network for the Qantas Group;
  • Member of the IATA/AAPA Cargo Security Working Group;
  • Was despatched to New York and Bali to manage Qantas’s on ground security response to terrorist attacks
  • Developed and implemented the Checked Baggage Screening systems used by Qantas in Denpasar, Jakarta and Manila in response to the first Bali attack;
  • Developed the Technical Standards and Standard Operating procedures for both the passenger and checked baggage screening equipment for the Sydney Airport Corporation Limited to comply with the initial Checked Baggage Screening requirements;
  • Was a member of the working group that developed the initial Passenger Screening training system and accreditation system used within Australia;
  • Developed and presented the “Inspections and Systems Testing” module of the University of Western Sydney’s Aviation Security Certificate;
  • Was seconded to the management team created to establish Jetstar Asia;
  • Was seconded to the Australian Protective Services working group to assess Air Marshal Programs; and
  • Managed security for the Qantas Group within Victoria and Tasmania encompassing 4 airports and over 400 security staff.

After leaving Qantas, Steve was contracted to the Office of Transport Security at the Department of Transport and Regional Services before he joined AvSec fulltime.

Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration; a Graduate Certificate in Commerce; Diploma in Security and Risk Assessment; Diploma in Management; and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is a qualified Lead Auditor and holds an IATA Internal Auditor qualification. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Policing and writes regularly for Security Solutions Magazine.

William Dent

Mr. William (Bill) Dent, has over twenty years’ experience in security intelligence, threat and risk, both with the Australian Government and in the private sector where he worked for Qantas Airways as its International Security Risk Manager. Bill is a former member of ASIS International’s council on Global Terrorism, Political Instability and International Crime.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts; Masters of Business Administration; Diploma in Security and Risk Assessment; Diploma in Management; and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.. He is a qualified ICAO Auditor and Trainer and holds an IATA Internal Auditor qualification. He is Member of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia.


Online Induction Training


Air Cargo Agent Training


Security Consulting



Air Cargo Consulting & Training

AvSec Consulting has been an Australian Regulated Air Cargo Training Organisation since the inception of that programme. With recent changes to government training systems, wWe continue to provide online and face to face air cargo training tailored to your organisation.

For further information see Links or go to http://raca.training/

AvSec Consulting staff include former heads of security for major air cargo operators with global responsibility for their organisations.

We can provide advice and assistance for businesses wishing to become or to transition to either the Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA) or Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) classification. Especially in the writing of the Transport Security Program.

Additionally, we offer practical, focused and operationally relevant audits of air cargo operations. Many RACA Transport Security Programs (TSP) contain a requirement to have an independent audit against their TSP every two (2) years.

Online Training

Training for any organisation is important, no more so than in aviation where it is usually required by ICAO Annex 6.

Face to face training, while effective and in many instances vital, is expensive but many organisations forget the "hidden" costs such as:

  • Facilities;
  • Instructors;
  • Participants salaries and benefits;
  • Opportunity costs;
  • Communication and marketing.

AvSec Consulting provides online training that has proven to be more time effective, more cost effective than face to face training.  Our system can include participant verification using a webcam.  An image of the person answering an online question is included in the question response, proving who answered the question.

For further information see Links or go to http://demo.avsec.training/

Contact Us

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below or at enquiries@avsecconsulting.com:


Air Cargo Agent training:


AvSec Consulting's On-line Induction Training.


Asset Aviation


Ideal Intelligence