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Remote Pilot Training Courses

Do you want to be a part of an industry that is rapidly evolving? More and more businesses are identifying that drones can improve their operations and increase commercial opportunities.

The drone industry is growing and developing rapidly. Aviation Australia recognises that drones and associated technologies present a wealth of opportunities for individuals and businesses across a wide range of industries.

There are regulations in place to provide for the safe operation of drones in Australia. The course will provide you with a detailed understanding of airspace regulations, how to operate aircraft safely and give you invaluable insights into the role of a remote pilot.

Discover the options to suit you:

Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) – AVI30419

Open To:

Domestic Students


AUD $3,950*

  • Online – 80 Hours
  • Theory – 3 day
  • Practical – 4 days


The Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) AVI30419 provides you with important training to legally operate a remotely piloted aircraft. It will also allow you to fly without many of the weight or operating restrictions applied to recreational users.

*Funding is available for this qualification for eligible applicants. Co-Contribution Fees are required to be charged under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Skills Recognition – Remote Pilot

Open To:

Domestic Students


AUD $1,200


Duration of gap training will be determined based on evidence provided

We can assess your previous studies, qualifications and experience for certification against the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) AVI30419. You will receive an RPL report which will provide you with any skills recognised and any additional training and/or evidence you may need to meet the requirements of the qualification.

Training in Schools

Aviation Australia is approved by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training as a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) AVI30419 through the VET in Schools (VETiS) program.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is funded by the VET investment budget and is fee-free for eligible students.



The drone industry is still quite new but rapidly evolving.

Thanks to ongoing technological advances drones are finding their way into many industries such as Oil & Gas, Construction and Mining.  These industries are using drones for services such as:

  • Inspection
  • Monitoring
  • Filming
  • Design & Engineering
  • Asset Inspection
  • Aerial mapping
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster management
  • Commercial photography

Unmanned aircraft will continue to replace manned aircraft for many tasks due to their efficiency and reduced operating expenses, the opportunities are endless in this exciting industry.