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Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Launch, control, and land or recover a remote aircraft
Operate aeronautical communications
Take still photography and videography during flight
Use programs to generate 2D and 3D live mapping and produce volumetric calculations
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Exposure to programs to generate 2D and 3D live mapping
Skills to produce volumetric calculations
The ability to take still photography and complete basic filming and videography
A CASA certification and Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
An Aircraft Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You must meet general, as well as Aviation, English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements as directed by aviation regulatory authorities
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A commitment to work through a challenging course load
An understanding of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Air Services Australia and their roles
Visited the DJI website to access tutorials, explore the products and learn about the Phantom 4 Pro aircraft
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
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Through this course, you will gain some of the requirements needed for certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). You will also gain an Aircraft Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) which is needed to communicate with other airspace users, such as other aircraft within the vicinity of an airport. For more information, please visit the CASA website.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 14 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
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