Certificate III in Aviation
(Remote Pilot)

What You'll Learn

This program is designed to maximize latest technology and hands on practical flying with innovative interactive online learning systems that combine to deliver you the best outcomes.  The program is focused on job outcomes where drone usage will rapidly expand over the next decade with the need for dedicated quality commercial drone pilots or skills to enhance job performance and career pathways. Learn more about drone applications here …

You will learn to 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.

Get Certified

AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot). Be part of tomorrow's High Flying Career, study now to be a Drone Pilot

QCE Points

Get up to 6 QCE points for AVI30419 Qualification


Industry Licensing opportunity, get your CASA Remote Pilot License (RePL) and Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) extra coursework required, fees apply

Course Details

Duration and Cost

The completion time-frame for this qualification is 10 to 12 months.  Durations may vary between new learners and those who have recognised previous aviation qualifications or UAV experience. There is NO training cost for VETiS funding eligible students. Fee for service cost is $3,800.00

Units of Competency

AVIF0021Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
AVIH0006Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIW0028Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIW0004Perform operational inspections on remote operated systems
AVIY0052Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground
AVIY0023Launch, control and recover a remotely piloted aircraft
AVIY0053Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements
AVIY0031Apply the principles of air law to remote pilot aircraft systems operations
AVIZ0005Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations.
AVIE0003Operate aeronautical radio
AVIZ0004Maintain security awareness and vigilance in an aviation workplace
AVIY0027Operate multi-rotor remote pilot aircraft systems
AVIH0008Operate remote pilot aircraft systems extended visual line of sight (EVLOS)
AVIW0008Conduct aerial search using remote pilot aircraft systems


Our user friendly online learning platform and paperless assessments have been design to facilitate and maximise an activity outcome.

Our Trainers

Eddie Bennet

AGI Chief Pilot

BM, MIAEM, MAIES, JP Eddie is a qualified Unmanned Aerial System Chief Pilot and Chief Flying Instructor and is highly respected for his knowledge of UAS technology, operations and training across security, public safety, emergency, disaster and search and rescue activities. Read more …

John Coulombe

AGI Lead Trainer

Licensed RPAS operator and trainer.  John holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Environmental Science Degree from Southern Cross University, Graduate Research Certificate (RPAS based research for vegetation assessments- CQU) and is an Adjunct Fellow and Lecturer at University of Queensland. Read more …

Training Support

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However AGI will ask students who are not in school to complete an Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire before commencement to assist our staff to propose reasonable adjustments if required to the training delivery taking into account the learner’s LLN.

VETis Funding Option

VETiS Funding Option ( VET in Schools): NO TRAINING COST for eligible students. 

VET in schools (VETiS) is a Nationally Recognised Training program that is available to secondary school students (Grades 10, 11 and 12) who can explore a career path by enrolling in our courses. VETiS programs are VET programs that are delivered in schools with the Certificate 3 Guarantee (VETiS) funding by the Queensland Government covering the training cost of the program.

Please also refer to the Queensland Government Department of Education, Small Business and Training (DESBT) website for more important information on VET in Schools: VETiS information page

VETiS Eligibility Criteria

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Postal Address​

PO Box 6081, Upper Mount Gravatt
Queensland, Australia 4122


2/537 Kessels Road (located in Crank Sports)
Macgregor, Queensland, 4109

Contact Us

Phone: 07 3096 0566
Mobile: 04 5044 3415
Course Inquiries: info@agi.edu.au
Administration: admin@agi.edu.au