Passionate about aviation? Looking to start a career in the rapidly evolving drones’ sector? Gain your Certificate III, CASA Remote Pilot Licence and Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate in a single learning journey – get ready for take-off!
AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) prepares you for a role as a drone pilot and will provide you with the skills and knowledge to operate commercially. The curriculum has been uniquely designed to also incorporate the CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) theory, in a single learning journey.
This qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS):
Industry sector application:
With ever evolving technological advances, drones are increasingly utilised across a wide variety of industries. The anticipated growth in the uptake of drones will create new opportunities for industry by improving/automating production processes and leading to cost savings over the medium to long term.
Emerging areas where drones are being utilised include new transport delivery services and e-commerce. Deloittes’ estimate that over the next 10 years the increasing usage of drones will add 2,000 jobs per annum in the sector and deliver an estimated economic benefit of up to AUD$15 billion over the same period. This qualification will position you uniquely to be part of this growth story.
Key tasks and functions this qualification will prepare you for include:
Remote pilots operating at this level will apply technical and non-technical knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and will take limited responsibility in known and stable operational contexts within established regulatory parameters.
14 units of competency – nine core units and 5 elective units to gain Certificate III qualification.
On successful completion of this course students will also qualify for their CASA Remote Pilot’s License (RePL) and will be eligible to achieve the AROC (Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate) for an additional fee.
The qualifications gained through this course form the necessary requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) part 101, division 101.F3 – Certification of UAV controllers.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 1 – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners are typically completing within the first 6 – 12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
On successful completion of the course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
If you are currently working, or have previously worked in a relevant industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL applies where you have workplace experience/competency that can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this course. If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team.
This course currently attracts government funding for eligible students. Depending on the funding program, students who access funded training may be required to pay a co-contribution fee that represents a small fraction of the total course fee.
Eligibility criteria for funding can be found on our Funding and Fees page or contact us to discuss your circumstances and determine your eligibility.
Students who are not eligible for subsidised training pay the full course fee.
Students in this course have the opportunity to receive their Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC). The AROC is optional and attracts an additional fee for those students who decide to gain this certificate. Students eligible for Government funding may be exempt from paying the AROC fee, depending on the funding program.
Payment Plans are available through the PaySmart payment platform making it easy for students to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.
When you complete this course, you may want to enhance your skills and knowledge and your job promotion prospects by going on to study:
AVI40419 Certificate IV in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Beyond Visual Line of Sight)
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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