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

National Institute of Education and Technology

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.

Entry Requirements:

Operational flight crew are to satisfy General and Aviation English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements as directed by aviation regulatory authorities. Candidates should check with the CASA or Defence aviation for specific requirements.


14 core units

Subjects you can Study:

Operate aeronautical radio, Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations, Apply regulations and policies during remote pilot aircraft systems operations, Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems, Use infotechnology devices in an aviation workplace, Manage remote pilot aircraft systems pre- and post-flight actions, Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems, Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground, Launch remote pilot aircraft systems, Control remote pilot aircraft systems in normal flight, Recover remote pilot aircraft systems, Manage remote pilot aircraft systems in abnormal flight situations, Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements, Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03590D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart Tasmania No info Yes Full time 26 weeks
BTP, Brisbane QLD No info Yes Full time 26 weeks

NIET encourages students to explore their enormous potential and to be a lifelong learner. Here we provide various language courses, diploma, graduate diploma and certificates courses both in Brisbane and Hobart, including business, it, massage, hospitality, childcare, cookery, real estate, retail management and aviation related courses. For students pursuing graduate studies, we offer graduate diplomas in management and strategic leadership.

NIET's qualifications are accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and are recognised by a number of national accrediting and registration bodies and Australian universities. For further information, please visit: www.niet.edu.au. RTO:41422 CRICOS: 03590D

NIET is also the parent company of International College of Aviation and Technology (ICAT), which offers world-class aviation training to students around the world including cabin crew, remote pilot and aeroskills. Its graduates are able to receive Civil Aviation Safety Authorities (CASA) accreditations after successfully completing the courses. NIET is also the owner of all intellectual properties of the Australian oldest and most respected aviation training school — Airline Academy of Australia.

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