The Australian Unmanned Systems Academy is a CASA certified training provider for various Aviation (Remote Pilot) courses and qualifications.

Available Courses

CASA Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL)

CASA Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL)
In the realm where innovation meets aviation, the CASA Remote Pilot License (RePL) emerges as the passport to navigate the boundless horizons of unmanned aerial systems. Crafted for the modern aviator, this license heralds a new era of aerial exploration, blending technology with skill and responsibility.

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CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)

CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)
Our CASA Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) course will provide you with the skills to operate an aeronautical VHF radio within the aviation environment from controlled aerodromes and restricted airspace to uncontrolled aerodromes.

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Night Visual Line of Sight (NVLOS)

Night Visual Line of Sight (NVLOS)
AUSA’s Night Visual Line of Sight Course is aimed at those who already hold a Remote Pilot’s Licence and wish to expand their knowledge and experience levels with night operations.

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CASA Sub-25Kg RePL Upgrade

CASA Sub-25Kg RePL Upgrade
The Sub-25Kg Remote Pilot’s Licence Upgrade is open to current RePL holders and students completing their initial Remote Pilot’s Licence. This course will provide you the capability to fly any multi-rotor aircraft up to 25Kg in weight professionally and safely.

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Crewed Aviation Transition Course

Crewed Aviation Transition Course
Our Crewed Aviation Transition Course is aimed at professionals in the aviation industry who already hold a CASA-issued Flight Crew Licence such as: a Private Pilot’s Licence, Commercial Pilot’s Licence, or Air Transport Pilot’s Licence in either Fixed-Wing or Rotary aircraft.

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Type Specialization Transition Course

Type Specialization Transition Course
For those who already a Remote Pilot’s Licence for either multi-rotor, fixed-wing, or VTOL aircraft and wish to expand their capabilities by adding another type category to their licence this is the course for you.

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Sub-2Kg Introduction Course

Sub-2Kg Introduction Course
Our Sub-2Kg introduction Course is aimed at anyone interested in flying drones, there is no experience or background in aviation required. The aim is to give you a positive experience on how to operate your drone safely and legally within Australia.

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RePL Refresher Course

RePL Refresher Course
The Remote Pilot’s Licence refresher course is aimed a RePL holders who wish to refresh their knowledge in both theory and practical aspects whether you have been flying constantly for months or have not used the privileges of your licence in some time. Our course will cover a variety of CASA RePL topics from Air...

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Qualifications

These qualifications are primarily relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAs):

  • Within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS).
  • Up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).
  • In day Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).
  • Outside of controlled airspace.
  • Greater than three nautical miles from an aerodrome.
  • Outside of populous areas.

Additional qualifications are available to provide individuals to reduce these limitations. This allows pilots to fly in many different aircraft and complex scenarios, such as:

  • Multirotor aircraft in sub-25Kg weight classes (license upgrades available).
  • Fixed wing aircraft in sub-25Kg weight classes (license upgrades available).
  • Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft in sub-25Kg weight classes (license upgrades available).
  • Night flying under VLOS conditions.
  • Multi-person crew operations and management.
  • Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) and Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP)

There are also unqualified courses for pilots that would like general flight training:

  • Introductory RPA Course sub-2Kg
  • Multirotor Refresher Course
  • Fixed Wing Refresher Course