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RePL - Face to Face + Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

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 7kg.

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 5 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…

What you'll learn

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

You will receive:

  • Remote Pilot’s Licence (RePL) – Sub 7kg
  • Aeronautical Radio Operator’s Certificate (AROC)
  • Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP)

Choosing Ace also comes with some unique benefits!

  • Access to Ezidebit Payment option
  • Free Refreshers courses

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 industry’s 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.


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