Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

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Land that job working with drones. This Certificate III is suitable for those wishing to enter the unmanned drone industry in Australia and operate drones for a commercial business.

In addition to the Certificate III, successful completion of this course will provide you with a remote pilot licence (RePL) and an Aeronautical Radio Operator certificate (AROC), everything you need to meet CASA’s strict requirements and be ‘job ready’ to work in the exciting, emerging drone industry.  

This Certificate III is a nationally accredited course delivered by our professional, experienced instructors. It is comprised of a minimum of 14 units of competency and is designed to be completed over 12 months of study.

The AROC training teaches you how to operate a VHF airband radio to communicate with other aircraft operators, confidently using the aviation language used in the industry. You must be at least 17 years old to be eligible to hold an AROC. 

The Certificate III, RePL and AROC accreditation is for life so you will not need to renew or refresh your licence and certificate.

This Certificate III qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of CASA and national operating standards.

Remote pilots operating at this level will apply non-technical and technical knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and will take limited responsibility in known and stable operational contexts within established regulatory parameters.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. This qualification aligns to Remote Pilot Licensing requirements described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 101 – Unmanned aircraft and rockets and Part 101 Manual of Standards.

Civil and military personnel seeking certification as remote pilots should check these requirements with CASA.


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