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Version Effective: 19th of July, 2021

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 micro-credential 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.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $175
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

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This micro-credential provides Professional Development for a variety of professions where drones are utilised.

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential 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.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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