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Course Number: AVI30316-01V01
Take your career to new heights with the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight).
This nationally recognised qualification is for those who want to operate remote 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
Our state-of-the-art facilities will give you the practical skills you need to be in demand in this growing industry.
You will learn how to:
- Operate aeronautical radio
- Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
- Manage remote pilot aircraft systems pre and post flight actions
- Control and launch remote pilot aircraft systems
- Control remote pilot aircraft systems, and more!
Remote pilot duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within RPAS operational environments.
This is a full-time course which allows for an Australian Traineeships.
Please note: This qualification forms some 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. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.
Offered on 3 campuses
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.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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