Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

Jobs and Skills WA: Aviation courses
Wings up, ready for career take off!

Are you ready to be the next generation of pilots? If you'd like to work as a drone pilot or drone specialist introducing and operating new technologies, this is the course for you! Or maybe you want to build your skills for your own business, such as photography.  The course is also an excellent entry point into the aviation industry as you will learn the same subjects that pilots of manned aircraft in airlines and the military.

You'll gain the skills to command a sub two-kilogram drone aircraft, and learn how to operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems; launch, control and recover a remotely piloted aircraft; perform operational inspections on remote operated systems, and learn about air law and regulations. This course will qualify you to fly remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. 


VET for secondary students
Industry: Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
National course code: AVI30419 | WA State ID: BES9

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Do you want to become a remote pilot of an aircraft? Technology has advanced to bring a new era of piloting that can improve the efficiency and safety of almost every industry you could wish to work in.

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