Professional Drone Training

AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation
(Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)

The AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) is the highest qualification available for those who wish to develop industry leading skills within the sub 7kg multirotor remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) industry. Along with achieving your Certificate III level qualification in RPAS, you will also obtain two Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licensed outcomes – a Remote Pilot License and an Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate.

Our students graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the RPAS industry and a clear strategy for how to progress their career. Professional training with UAVAIR is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is a very well regarded qualification in the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) industry.

Basair Australia’s AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) is delivered under a third party agreement by UAVAIR Pty Ltd. This course is nationally accredited through ASQA.

Are you wondering which training course is the right choice for you? We encourage you to get in contact with one of our RPAS experts who can recommend the right training course for your needs. Simply ask a question by filling out the form on this page, or give us a call on 1300 893 340.

Course Overview

Course Length

Online study & 7 days on campus.



Flying Time

5 hours minimum instructed piloting of a RPAS


AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight), Remote Pilots Licence (CASA) and Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (CASA)

Course Locations

Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Townsville, Tamworth, Canberra


Everything is provided, including a microdrone for each student to keep


AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight)

Students will also achieve the following CASA licensed outcomes:


  • Individuals or existing industry employees, who have existing experience with RPAS, wishing to adopt RPAS technology into their current or future employment ie: engineers, surveyors, miners, emergency services, environmental scientists, farmers, recreational users.
  • Students may already be using RPAS technology, and require formal training in correct technique and operation.


  • Online study
  • 7 days on campus
  • 5 hours instructed piloting of a RPAS


  • Self-Paced: 40.25 hours per week for 2 weeks, (full time study for 2 weeks prior to face to face training). Plus Flight Log Book – Minimum 2 logged flying hours. Total of 82.5 hours
  • Classroom: 7 sessions of 8.5 hours each over 7 days – Total 59.5 hours.
    Plus Flight Log Book – Minimum of 5 logged flying hours for CASA Licensing
    Training includes Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licensing testing.
  • Total: 147 hours (3 weeks).


  • $3995 (including licence fee from CASA).
  • A deposit is to be paid upon enrolment and prior to course commencement of $1500, this includes a non-refundable administration fee of $200 and is not additional to the deposit.
  • Midway payment of $1247.50 is to be paid on day 7 (end of first week of self-paced study).
  • Final payment of $1247.50 is to be paid on day 14 (end of 2nd week of self-paced and prior to classroom delivery).

Course Details

• Micro drone sent to you to practise flying prior to arriving at our facility
• Online pre course learning materials
• Over 5 hours instructed piloting of supplied RPAS
• Meteorology
• Aerodynamics
• Maps
• Charts & Airspace
• Pre and post flight checks
• Safety and communications
• CASA Air law / Rules and Regulations
• LiPo battery safety and management
• Maintenance and repair of aircraft skills
• Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate

As a graduate of UAVAIR, you are also entitled to 12 months membership with the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS). This membership will provide you with discount offers with major service and hardware providers, conference discounts and access to networking opportunities.

Resources Provided:
All courseware, handouts and microdrone.

Students per Class:
Maximum 8 people per class.

Mode of Assessment:
• Observation/Demonstration
• Oral Questioning
• Written
• Practical in-flight training
• Simulator training

Selection Criteria

Reading and writing – a learner will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts within a variety of contexts.

Oral communication – a learner will be able to use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts.

Numeracy and mathematics – a learner will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics.

Operational flight crew are to satisfy General and Aviation English Language Proficiency (GELP) requirements as directed by aviation regulatory authorities.

Candidates should check with the CASA or Defence aviation for specific requirements. (Evidence may include: English language proficiency such as IELTS Level 6 or have worked in Australia for at least 3 years and have a statutory declaration from the employer) evidence of attendance to Australian, New Zealand  or overseas secondary school where the primary teaching language is English.

  • Completion of Year 10,11,12 or equivalent
  • Must be over the age of 16 years
  • Proof of ID – 100 points- Birth certificate/Passport, Driver’s License, Medicare card
  • CASA-ARN-Aviation Reference Number

Units of Competency


AVIE0001   Operate aeronautical radio

AVIF0013   Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

AVIF3023   Apply regulations and policies during remote pilot aircraft systems operations

AVIH3019   Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIK3002   Use infotechnology devices in an aviation workplace

AVIW3037   Manage remote pilot aircraft systems pre- and post-flight actions

AVIW3038   Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIY3073   Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground

AVIY3074   Launch remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIY3075   Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight

AVIY3076   Recover remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIY3077   Manage remote pilot aircraft systems in abnormal flight situations

AVIY3078   Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements

AVIZ3052   Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

Please refer to the Enrolment Form, for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance; Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL, please see the Student Handbook or enquire at the RTO for the procedure on how to apply.




This qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) within visual line of sight (VLOS), below 400 feet above ground level (AGL), in day visual meteorological conditions (VMC), outside of controlled airspace, greater than 3 nautical miles from an aerodrome, outside of populous areas.

Remote pilot duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within RPAS operational environments. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 101 Division 101.F.3—Certification of UAV controllers.

Civil and military personnel seeking certification as remote pilots should check requirements with CASA. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

UAVAIR's Course Suite

Online Training

Face-to-Face Training

Practical Flight Mentoring

CASA Remote Pilot License

CASA Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate

Microdrone for students to keep

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