Based out of Archerfield Airport (Brisbane, Australia), the ICAT’s Flight School is operated to Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards by experienced professional, CASA licenced flight instructors and personnel.
The ICAT Certificate III Remote Pilot programme is available in different formats including:
- Certificate III Remote Pilot with CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
- Certificate III Remote Pilot Non-Licence Stream
- Online + Workshop CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
This course is open to both domestic and international students with no industry experience.
Cert III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)
26 weeks, 2 days per week full time
Australian High School or equivalent
Online + Workshop CASA Licence Short Course: $2,300
Full Certificate III + CASA Licence Course:
*This course may be eligible for funding, please enquire.
Advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies are being made at an unprecedented rate. As capability continues to grow, many new commercial applications are created for drone piloting. Drone pilots may expect to undertake activities such as filming mining and geo surveying, inspecting infrastructure and equipment, agricultural monitoring, documenting events and sports, covering news or carrying out search and rescue or security operations.
Based out of Archerfield Airport (Brisbane, Australia), the ICAT’s Flight School is operated to Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards by experienced professional, CASA licenced flight instructors and personnel. The ICAT Remote Pilot programme is available in a range of part and full time study streams with different entry criteria, expectations and outcomes: In addition, the programme is regularly run as a short intensive online course with or without the licence outcome. Our programme is run by professional full time senior flight instructor with extensive experience in both theory and practical aspects of aviation training and flight operations.
Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) is a formal qualification that provides comprehensive aviation training in relation to UAV operations. The Certificate III can be undertaken with or without the CASA Remote Pilot Licence outcome.
Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) + CASA Licence (RePL):
Domestic Student Fee: from $4,000*
*This programme may be eligible for funding – please enquire.
International Student Fee: $5,000
Online + Workshop CASA Licence Short Course: $2,300
• Cert III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight)
• CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)*
• CASA Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (fee not included)
*Licence Stream Only
Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)
26 weeks; 2 days per week full time
Delivery is blended – online and face to face
This course is open to both domestic and international students and is registered for the student visa. CRICOS Code 096951C.
• Successful completion of Senior High School
• Maths and Physics preferred but not prerequisite
• IELTS 5.5 (academic) with no band score below 5.0 or equivalent
Options and Variations:
CASA Remote Pilot Licence Course
The ICAT Remote Pilot (Licence Stream) course comprehensively addresses aeronautical knowledge, CASA regulations and law in the context of professional licenced drone operations. The programme also includes rigorous remote flight training and assessments required to achieve the CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) outcome. Assessments are carried out in conjunction with our CASA certified training partner, Autonomous Technology – CASA ReOC 0021.
Non-Accredited Remote Pilot Training
For students not immediately seeking a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) nor a formal qualification, we offer a range of short introductory workshops, lessons and tutorials. Please enquire for details.
We also offer the CASA Radio Operator certificate (AROC) training as an option.
AVIF0013 Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
AVIF3023 Apply regulations and policies during remote pilot aircraft systems operations
AVIH3019 Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIK3002 Use infotechnology devices in an aviation workplace
AVIW3037 Manage remote pilot aircraft systems pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW3038 Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIY3073 Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground
AVIY3074 Launch remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIY3075 Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight
AVIY3076 Recover remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIY3077 Manage remote pilot aircraft systems in abnormal flight situations
AVIY3078 Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements
AVIZ3052 Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
- Australian or Australian-equivalent senior high school certificate with average or above results.
- Maths and Physics preferred
English Language Criteria
- 4.5 IELTS (Academic) with no band score below 4.5
- TOEFL IBT 64
- TOEFL CBT 180
- TOEFL Paper 510
- TOEIC 600
- 5.5 IELTS (Academic) with no band score below 5.0
- TOEFL IBT 78
- TOEFL CBT 210
- TOEFL Paper 547
- TOEIC 605
Please note: You are exempt from the English language criteria only if you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America.
English language packaged pathways are available for this course.
To apply for and hold the Remote Pilot Licence, the applicant must be at least 17 years old.
How to Apply
Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.
Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.
If you are not a resident or citizen, you need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa, so visit the website of the Australian Immigration Department and check the requirements for getting a student visa here.
If you are applying for a student visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Studying in Australia is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You should have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance for your entire stay. Please visit our the Australian Government Study In Australia website here>> for further guidance.
If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.