Do you want a licence?
A commonly misused term is ‘Drone Licence’. the truth is that a single ‘Drone Licence’ doesn’t actually exist. What it’s usually referring to being fully qualified to fly drones legally in Australia. This requires a few qualifications, first of which is a ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Certification’ or ‘Controllers Certificate’. These are effectively the same thing and are required to operate a UAV of any size commercially. After you have achieved your controller’s certificate, you will need to complete Manufacturer’s Training to be qualified to operate specific UAVs.
Once these two steps are completed, you are able to fly for a certified company. If you, like many others, would like to start your own drone operating business then you will need an Operator’s Certificate for your business. See the linked pages and the CASA Certificate page for more information on all these qualifications.
Are you wondering which qualification is right for your needs? Try out our drone calculator. We have created a licensing calculator to assist in discovering which of our qualifications is best for your specific needs.