Remote Pilot's Licence - (RePL Sub 25KG + Express ReOC)
+ Certificate III in Aviation -AV30316

  • Platinum Package
  • Australia Wide
  • Last Update: 03/2019

Course Description

This course has specifically been designed for individuals looking to obtain their Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL) via interactive and mentored classroom learning along with Online Self study!

Upon completion of this program, students will be licenced and fully prepared to conduct commercial operations with remotely piloted systems that have a take of weight of less than  25kg.


This Platinum package includes our 25kg type training which upon completed will allow you to fly drones with a take-off weight up to 25kg, like the Matrices 600. Training and assessment for this heavy lift endorsement will be held on the final day of the course. Training structure will be similar to the RePL 25kg training described above consisting of mentored practice and then assessment. Training will be conducted on a M600.


Students will also be given access to the Certificate III in Aviation (AVI30316) course which they can complete in their own time online to Obtain their Certificate III in Aviation (AVI30316)


Please note: If you are looking to start your own drone business, you will also require a Remote 

This Remote Pilot’s licence program is broken down into three parts:

  1. Theory
  2. Practical training (5 hours of mentored practical flying – Drones provided by Ace)
  3. Field tests & Theoretical exams (Held at the training fields or in class respectively)

Upon enrolment, students will receive a comprehensive welcome pack containing all information relating to their NEW Blended RePL course as well as access to Ace Aviation’s student portal materials. During these 5 days, students will be mentored by Ace Aviation’s trainers as they work through several theoretical and practical components. These modules will provide students with a complete understanding of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations, procedures, terminology and applications.


Over the four to five days, students will alternate between practical and theoretical study. Practical training and assessment will be held at the training fields, while theoretical study and exams will be held in class. Students will be fully guided and supported throughout the process and this course will include FREE refreshers classes for students to come and resit the course to catch you with new regulatory changes or brush up on topics which they need some extra assistance with!


The theoretical exam will be in a multi-choice format and all topics in the exam will have been covered beforehand by trainers and online study materials. The practical side of this course includes two days of field training, where students will learn how to manage their aircraft with the assistance of Ace trainers.


During this time, students will be able to work with trainers through any difficulties they may be having in controlling/manoeuvring their drone. The practical assessment component of this course is not considered difficult. It is required by law to ensure that future pilots can operate their drone safely. With our trainers by your side throughout the entire course, you will be well prepared in all aspects of commercial drone operations.


Why get a Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL)?

The Remote Pilot’s Licence opens up a world of opportunities and fully prepares you to become a compliant and effective drone operator. This lifetime qualification has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and makes you eligible to be employed as a drone pilot.

Please note: This licence on its own does not entitle you to start your own drone business. It only allows you to become an operator under another company’s existing Remote Operator’s Certificate (ReOC). If you wish to start your own drone business view courses that includes a ReOC.


With an RePL, you can:

  • Be employed by existing companies to fly their RPA
  • Operate drones with a take off weight greater than 2kg commercially
  • Request approvals for non-standard operations from CASA
  • Operate in areas that non-licenced pilots cannot
  • Be insured
  • Much more…

Why get a Remote Operator’s Certificate (ReOC)?

While a RePL allows you to operate a drone or RPAS, a Remote Operator’s Certificate allows you to own and manage your own commercial drone business. This is an essential certification that you require by law in order to either integrate drone operations into your existing business or start your own drone business.

Ace Aviation will take care of all the forms and manuals required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) on your behalf.

With a ReOC you can:

  • Needed to fly under regardless if you fly under another businesses
  • Your business can employ other remote pilots
  • Needed if you want to fly any drone >2kg
  • Restricted areas can be made available allowing you to fly in more locations
  • Permission to operate closer than 30 metres, but no less than 15 metres, from a person
  • Permission to fly at night (with night approval)
  • Ability to get approval to the regulations e.g. beyond-visual-line-of-sight where With CASA Approval
  • Ability to apply for a range of different additional approvals (e.g. applying agricultural chemicals, Heavy Lift)
This package will include Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC). Ace Aviation will tailor and prepare all the documentations required for you to operate commercially and submit them to CASA for approval.
This course also includes the application fees of $1700 to the CASA delegate to process your ReOC application.
Ace Aviation will take care of the entire application process on your behalf.
Please note the RePL is a course which runs for 3 days and the ReOC application is an application process. You are not required to come and sit in a class for the ReOC component.

What you'll get

Upon completion of this course, you will be fully prepared to safely operate drones commercially.

You will receive:

  • Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL) – Sub 25kg
  • Aeronautical Radio Operator’s Certificate (AROC)
  • Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP)
  • Gap training for Certificate III in Aviation – AV30316

Choosing Ace also comes with some unique benefits!

Course Modules & Topics

  • Aviation knowledge and navigation
  • Flight rules and air law
  • Meteorology
  • RPA systems and components
  • Principles of flight and aerodynamics
  • Human Factors
  • Operations and Procedures
  • Aeronautical Radio Operator Certification (AROC)


Why Choose Ace?

Ace Aviation is the official school of Aviation for the top private registered training organisation in Australia, giving our students access to tertiary level resources, facilities and certifications.


With access to industry leading campuses and the latest technologies, Ace Aviation is currently operating across Australia, Singapore and South Korea. We are the largest drone training Academy in the nation.


Ace Aviation has also trained a myriad of governmental bodies, universities and emergency services in the application and usage of drone technology. Our trainers have been voted as the industrys best in 2018 and have come from aviation backgrounds that include commercial pilots and aerospace engineers. Our trainers have been operating drones for years and have successfully trained over 2500 students who now operate as photographers, surveyors, risk assessors, agriculture professionals, scientific researchers, university lectures and more!


Most importantly, our courses are not just limited to covering the required syllabus set by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

By enrolling with the industry’s leading drone academy, you will be given access to unique resources and professional networks that will give you a leg up on your competition and secure your place in the multi-billion dollar drone industry.

Still not convinced? Give us a call and watch your doubts fly away!

Certificate III in Aviation - AVI30316

Fast Course Guide

National Code:
CRICOS Course Code
Nationally Recognised
Delivery mode
(NSW/QLD) In Class
The assessment of each unit of competency will take place during the course. A blend of online and assesments will be available via our online portal.
Intake dates
Monthly Intake
Awarded by
Brighton Pacific Pty Ltd T/A Australia Institute of Business and Technology
RTO Code: 41138 | CRICOS: 03430J
Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 14 14 core units (There are no electives for this qualification)


Course Format

Core Subjects

Operate aeronautical radio
Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations
Apply regulations and policies during remote pilot aircraft systems operations
Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems
Use infotechnology devices in an aviation workplace
Manage remote pilot aircraft systems pre- and post-flight actions
Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems
Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground
Launch remote pilot aircraft systems
Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight
Recover remote pilot aircraft systems
Manage remote pilot aircraft systems in abnormal flight situations
Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements
Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

Elective Subjects

This qualification has no elective units.

Entry Requirements

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.


All students studying for the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot-Visual Line of Sight) (AVI30316) should apply for an Aviation Reference Number (ARN). It is similar to an account number or customer number and it should be quoted whenever you communicate with CASA. It is your own unique identifier.

  • Below is a link to the website where students can apply for their ARN –





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*Price excludes GST

  • Remote Pilot's Licence
  • Radio Licence (AROC +AELP)
  • Type training
  • Certificate III in Aviation (AVI30316)
  • Express ReOC (Includes CASA Fees)
  • 3 Months subscription to OzRunways
  • Free Refresher Course
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*Ace Aviation is a recruiting partner for all VET related Aviation programs for AIBT – Australia Institute of Business and Technology. The course will be conducted and the certification will be issued by AIBT

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