Drone Training in Australia – the key things to know

Drone training in Australia is widely available, and there are many training providers across the country offering courses to individuals and businesses.

What makes Public Safety Training & Response Group the standout when it comes to individual and group drone training is our state-of-the-art world class facility at Oxley in Brisbane, as well as our quality industry sourced staff.

Here are some key things to know about drone training in Australia

Licensing requirements

To operate a drone in Australia for commercial purposes, you need to have a Remote Pilot License (RePL) and/or an operator’s certificate. The Remote Pilot License (RePL) can be obtained by completing a training course from a provider like Public Safety Training & Response Group, who is an approved training organisation by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Drone training providers

There are many training providers in Australia that offer drone training courses, including universities, technical colleges, and private training organisations. It’s important to choose a reputable provider that is approved by CASA like Public Safety Training & Response Group. Our trainers have over 80 years’ collective flying experience, so you are learning from a team that knows how to deliver excellence in student outcomes.

Drone course content

Drone training courses cover a range of topics, including regulations and safety requirements, flight planning and preparation, drone operation and control, and emergency procedures. Some courses may also cover specialised applications, such as aerial photography, surveying, or inspection.

As part of our drone courses students will attain an AROC (Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate) This certificate provides aviation radiotelephone knowledge, techniques and qualifications for manned aircraft pilots and non-pilot flight crew.

How long does a drone course take?

The duration of drone training courses can vary depending on the provider and the level of certification being sought. Generally, courses range from one to 1-2 weeks.

At Public Safety Training & Response Group the duration of our CASA accredited courses run over seven days with five days theory and two days flying. But remember if you are a current pilot looking to expand your skill set into a CASA accredited drone course this may take as little as 2 days.

Our drone courses are suitable for absolute beginners through to drone operators and pilots who have prior experience.

How much does a drone course cost?

The cost of drone training courses in Australia can vary depending on the provider and the level of certification being sought. It’s important to factor in not only the course fee, but also the cost of equipment, such as a drone, and any additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.

At Public Safety Training & Response Group your course includes access to all your training equipment including training with leading edge drone technology.

CASA accredited drone courses available at Public Safety Training & Response Group include

Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Multi-rotor (sub 7kg) 

Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Multi-rotor (Sub 25KG) 

Pilot Conversion (RePL) Multi-rotor (sub 7kg) 

• Pilot Conversion (RePL) Multi-rotor (sub 25kg) 

Upgrade Different Category to Multirotor Category (sub 7kg) 

Upgrade Sub 7kg to Sub 25kg (RePL) Multi-rotor 

• Upgrade Different Category to Multi-rotor Category (Sub 25kg) 

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