Version Effective: 20th of February, 2019
Version Effective: 20th of February, 2019

PDC59205 - RPAS (Drone) Safety Course

Course Details

Course Summary

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or Drones as they are commonly known, are being used in industries like agriculture, mining, local government, police, surf lifesaving, surveying, forestry, defence and search and rescue, and are transforming the way they operate. This online Short Course provides an overview of the safety requirements when managing and operating a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) or Drone whilst complying with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations.

The fee for this short course will be $175.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Mining and Energy
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
  • Business Services
  • Engineering
  • Forest Industries
  • Horticulture
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Rural Industries

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the field of Drones.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for a variety of professions where drones are utilised.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a co-branded CQUniversity and UAV Training Australia Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

2 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the basic operation of RPAS
  2. Identify potential dangers in RPAS operation
  3. Outline the laws and regulations as they apply to RPAS operation
  4. Describe the pre-flight and post-flight inspections required under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations
  5. Outline safety procedures in RPAS battery management.


Online Quiz

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