Training in Schools - Remote Pilot

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.

We offer training to Queensland high school teachers wishing to deliver the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) AVI30419 on behalf of Aviation Australia to their year 10, 11 or 12 students. Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is funded by the VET investment budget and is fee-free for eligible students

Open To:

Domestic Students


Fee free*


6/12/18 month programs available



Study mode:

On School Campus

*There is no student co-contribution tuition fee for eligible applicants. Visit the Skills Assure page for more information.

Eligibility criteria applies – further information can be found on the Skills Assure page.


If you are a Queensland school interested in this program for your Year 10, 11 and 12 students, please contact us to discuss the program further or enrol now.
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +61 7 3860 0900

NOTE: All school partnerships under the VETiS program are required to have a Third Party agreement before the program can be commenced.


If you are a student wanting to enrol in this program, speak with your School VET Coordinator for further information. You can also contact us directly:
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +61 7 3860 0900

The course provides the below qualifications and licences:

Certificate III in Aviation 
(Remote Pilot) AVI30419

CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)

Subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval

CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)

This is a CASA requirement to use aviation VHF radios, which are needed when flying near aerodromes and helipads. Subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course has been developed in partnership with Remote Aviation Australia and designed in line with the competencies developed by the Industry Skills Council. It is the highest qualification available for those wishing to enter the unmanned industry and begin operating drones for business purposes.

In addition to the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) vocational qualification, course participants will graduate with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) industry licences – the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and Aeronautical Radio Operator’s Certificate (AROC).

This training provides extra flying that places the student in a number of workplace scenarios that go far beyond normal RePL training.

These scenarios will allow students to experience real-life job tasks under the guidance of our experienced unmanned pilots. The scenarios will take the student from initial flight and risk management planning, through to flying the task, and reviewing the quality of their work after landing.

We also introduce aerial photography and mapping techniques, which isn’t covered in a normal remote pilot course. There is also a strong focus on developing our student’s non-technical skills, such as communication, teamwork, decision making and situational awareness.

The theoretical content is aimed at a level of knowledge and comprehension of a person that has completed year 10. The minimum age we will accept on a course is 15.

Any person aged under 18 will also require permission from a parent or guardian to attend.