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The Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) course (delivered online and at both CET Joondalup and Jandakot* campuses in conjunction with Global Drone Solutions), is the certification required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), to become a qualified drone/UAV pilot and operate RPAS within the commercial environment.
Why do this course?
Obtaining your Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) is the first step to being able to operate remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), otherwise known as drones or UAV's for commercial or business purposes. The unmanned aviation industry is set to grow significantly in the next decade and remote piloted aircraft (RPA) have already begun replacing manned aircraft in many roles.
Inspecting a roof for solar panel installation or maintenance, utilities inspections, industrial busbar inspections or large scale infrastructure in the mining, gas and oil sectors, are all being completed with drones and will continue to grow!
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Pathways from the qualification
Students completing this qualification can pursue employment opportunities in the industry or use the qualification as a stepping stone into further studies.
*Please note - those who book the course via the Jandakot campus will need to undertake the 2 day practical training component at Global Drone Solutions' premises (at 275 Marmion St, Melville), due to CET Jandakot's close proximity to the Jandakot Airport.
This module teaches you the fundamentals of Aerodynamics and how they affect a Remotely Piloted Aircraft.
This module teaches you about Navigation, reading charts, maps and other forms of information relative to operating an RPA.
This module teaches you about Lithium Polymer Batteries and how to use, charge and take care of your RPA batteries.
This module teaches you about CASA, lawmakers and enforcers. Notice to airmen, area approvals and RPA operator rules.
This module teaches you about Multi Rotor RPA’s, including components, flight modes and indicators, transmitters, RPA maintenance and inspections.
This module teaches you about radio theory, broadcasting and terminology as well as standard radio procedures and distress calls.
This module teaches you about the atmospheric layers, synoptic charts, weather codes, along with clouds and their impact.
This module teaches you about factors that effect ability to fly an RPA like stress, fatigue, environmental and situational factors.
This module teaches you about risks to the public, crew and RPA. It also teaches you about various environmental factors and risk assessments.
This module teaches you about mission investigation, approval from CASA as well as risk assessment and practical planning exercise.