AVI30419: Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

Course Description

This qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. Remote pilots operating at this level will apply non-technical and technical knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and will take limited responsibility in known and stable operational contexts within established regulatory parameters. Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. This qualification aligns to Remote Pilot Licensing requirements described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 101 — Manual of Standards.
While the qualification at AQF 3 is deemed to require 12 to 24 months to complete, a learner group accessing this qualification would reduce the amount of training depending on their experience and skill levels demonstrated during the Direct Assessment process. The training delivery includes a combination of self-paced and distance learning with mentoring support.

$3,500 (distance)
(RPL $2000)

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, although it is expected that candidates will be those with current experience and/or licenses for operating drones in their workplace. It is a requirement that participants own their own outdoor drone (CASA Registered) and fully understand the CASA rules for the excluded category. Each participant must also hold a CASA ARN (Aviation Reference number). Advantages given if you can show or currently be involved in workplaces that currently work in the Drone Industry. Preferable to hold a RePL. (Remote Pilot License) To assist in the Direct Assessment process.

A minimum of 14 units of competency comprising:

  • 9 core units plus
  • 2 elective units selected from the Group A : General, plus
  • At least 1 elective unit selected from the Group B : Specialist elective, plus
  • At least 2 units selected from the Group C 
Unit Code Unit Title
Core Units
AVIF0021 Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
AVIH0006 Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIW0028 Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIW0004 Perform operational inspections on remote operated systems
AVIY0052 Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground
AVIY0023 Launch, control and recover a remotely piloted aircraft
AVIY0053 Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements
AVIY0031 Apply the principles of air law to remote pilot aircraft systems operations
Elective Units
AVIE0003 (A)Operate aeronautical radio
AVIG0003 (A)Work effectively in the aviation industry
AVIY0027 (B)Operate multi-rotor remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIW0006 (C)Perform infrastructure inspections using remote operated systems
AVIY0026 (C)Conduct aerial application operations using remote pilot operated systems
Each participant must also hold a CASA ARN (Aviation Reference number). Advantages given if you can show or currently be involved in workplaces that currently work in the Drone Industry and it is preferable to hold a RePL. (Remote Pilot License). During the course of delivery the learner will demonstrate practical skills
The amount of training for this course is 834 hours and is delivered by distance/online learning. If the proposed cohort has already obtained an RePL, the amount of training may be dramatically reduced to just “gap Training” over much shorter periods of time, to be determined on a case by case basis for each student.
Assessment information will be provided to you at the start of the course by your trainer and you must abide by the assessment requirements set by MW Training Consultants and your trainers. Your coursework will be returned with feedback from your trainer. Please allow adequate time for the assessment process before making an enquiry on progress. All learners with MW Training Consultants are offered the opportunity for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe that you have the pre-existing skills, knowledge and experience for all or part of this course, please contact our head office and request an RPL Guide. This will need to be filled out, with relevant documentation and returned to head office who will forward this on to your trainer for assessment.
You should ensure that any queries you may have about AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) have been fully addressed prior to enrolment. Please note: MW Training Consultants cannot give advice to students regarding career outcomes from this course. To enrol in this course, please complete the enrolment form and return to our Head Office.