Do you want (or need) to fly a drone or a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) commercially in Australia? Not sure where to start? Feeling a little overwhelmed?
Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist seeking commercial certification or a novice seeking instruction on how to fly a drone for the first time, we’re here to help. We provide the training you need to become a safe, professional and competent drone operator.
The National Drones Institute is Australia’s leading, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved provider of both online and in-class remote pilot training and Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) certifications.
In just 5 days, we will provide you with the training to qualify for both a RePL and an Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC).
Why do you need a RePL or an AROC?
CASA requires a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) to operate a drone (or Remotely Piloted Aircraft) that weighs above 2kg and is being used for commercial purposes.
If you intend on conducting any flying within controlled airspace, you will also require an Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC). This gives you the ability to monitor the appropriate VHF aviation frequency as well as make broadcasts when operating within 3nm of a non-controlled aerodrome.
To make things as easy as possible, we combine both the RePL and the AROC certification into the same 5-day course. That way, when you’ve completed the course, you’ll have everything you need to start flying!
In addition to a RePL and an AROC, you also need to obtain a RPA Operators Certificate (ReOC) or gain employment with, or operate under a company that holds an ReOC, like us for example!
What will you learn?
The course is designed from the outset to be as engaging as possible through the use of animations, technology and a comprehensive study guide written specifically for RPA operations.
Over the 5-day course, 3 days are focussed on theory and 2 days on practical.
Some of the topics covered in the course include:
- Flight Planning
- Controlled Airspace
- Air Law
- Identifying airspace
- Gaining area approvals
- NOTAMS (Notice to airmen)
- Principles of Flight
- Weight and Balance
Why train with us?
We’re Australia’s safest, most recognised, respected, accessible and affordable provider of remote pilot training. We hold a RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) and a range of ISO Accreditations, including 9001:2015 – Quality Management, 14001:2015 – Environmental Management and OHSAS18001:2007 – Occupational Heath and Safety.
Our fully air-conditioned classrooms provide a quiet, comfortable learning environment for our in-class courses. Each class is kept nice and small to ensure that you receive the personal attention you need.
Our classrooms feature state-of-the-art data projectors and widescreen digital monitors and we also make use of simulator software to help you make the transition across to flying drones in the real world.
We’ve also gone to extraordinary efforts to ensure that our extensive training resources support our students. This includes a 300-page study guide developed in conjunction with Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School.
In addition, all of our students gain access to our interactive and comprehensive online learning management system. Our online resources feature high-quality graphic presentations featuring professional audio voiceovers, which make it fun and interactive to learn (and revise) the theoretical side of the course.
We also provide extensive ongoing support — consider us your partner for life — and we’re conveniently located in the major capital cities, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Hobart.
We have limited availability across our courses and locations, so BOOK NOW to save your seat!