CRICOS Course Code: 093968G
This qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) within visual line of sight (VLOS), below 400 feet above ground level (AGL), in day visual meteorological conditions (VMC), outside of controlled airspace, greater than 3 nautical miles from an aerodrome, outside of populous areas.
Remote pilot duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within RPAS operational environments.
This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 101 Division 101.F.3—Certification of UAV controllers.
Civil and military personnel seeking certification as remote pilots should check requirements with CASA.
- Remote Pilot of RPAS
- Aerial Photography & Videography
- Mapping & Surveying
- Power line, Mining, & Agricultural Inspections
- May use an RPAS for various commercial purposes
The AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) qualification is aligned to the following defined role:
- Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight.
Operational flight crew are to satisfy General and Aviation English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements as directed by aviation regulatory authorities.
Candidates should check with the CASA or Defence aviation for specific requirements.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (Does not apply to local student applicants)
International Student Entry: English Language level of IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent.
Additional requirements may be required in line with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations before a licence will be issued. This qualification is relevant to operating remote pilot aircraft systems within visual line of sight (VLOS), below 400 feet above ground level (AGL), in day visual meteorological condition (VMC), outside of controlled airspace, greater than 3 nautical miles from an aerodrome, outside of populous areas.
This qualification will enable the participant, upon satisfactory completion, to also receive the following CASA licensed outcomes: Remote Pilots Licence (RePL), Certification of UAV Controllers and Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC). Please also note this is all part of the course package and the participant will receive the appropriate CASA license after having satisfactorily completed their training.
To gain the AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) a successful assessment outcome for the following 14 core units must be achieved.
COURSE STRUCTURE (As Delivered by International Institute Australia)
- AVIE0001 Operate aeronautical radio
- 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
Participants must successfully complete all core and elective units as specified above to be issued with the qualification. The delivery mode if full-time face-to-face on site at the Melbourne campus located at Level 1, 398 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia. Practical work is undertaken at a range of suitable outdoor locations.
Each student or group of students will follow the delivery sequence provided once they commence. The student’s individual journey will be managed by their Trainer/Assessor using a Training Plan. The delivery sequence provided at orientation is to be used as a guide and students will work at their own pace and may take longer to achieve competencies if needed. Once a student has achieved competency in a unit they will commence the next unit in the delivery sequence, all progression will be documented on their training plan, recorded in the student management system and evidence retained in their student file.
This program will be scheduled to be delivered over 20 weeks of full time study (26 weeks with holiday periods, i.e. 6 weeks of scheduled holiday periods) – 20 hours of scheduled face-to-face classes per week (totalling 400 hours scheduled delivery).
Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.
Application Fee: $ 250 (Non Refundable)
Total Fee $8,500 Includes licence application fees to CASA
Fee for Service – Domestic and International
Pathways from the qualification:
After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake further studies in aviation.
Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Assessment may include role play scenarios and presentations. Students are required to attend assessments as scheduled.