Drone Operations

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10 hours

About this course

Take your drone flying skills to new heights with the Drone Operation short course. Learn how to safely get your drone in the air and master its movements. From pre-flight inspections to Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) calibrations, compass calibrations and hover checks, this course covers all the essential topics. You'll also gain an understanding of how to apply drone flying skills across a range of industries, as well as future applications of drone technologies.

On completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses that comprise the Professional and Industry Skills suite. View the full list of courses available within this suite.

This course compliments the Drone Safety and Regulations short course, and for a well-rounded understanding of all elements of drone operations, safety and regulation it is recommended to study both.

Who should do this course?

This course has been designed for those interested in drones and building their drone operations skills. The content is perfect for the hobbyist who is seeking to understand the legislative requirements for flying drones in Australian skies.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of online learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register, ensuring that this course is adaptable to your lifestyle or work requirements.

What you will learn

As part of the course, you will cover topics and learn ideas such as:

  • Understand how drones work
  • Learn the importance of completing pre-flight inspections.
  • Build your fundamental drone flying skills
  • Maintenance of your drone
  • Understand the application of drones in industry
  • Learn about the future application of drone technologies

Gain key understanding of drone operations, and how to operate safer

Understand the use of drones in current and future industries

Informed by community and industry practitioners

Gain a Certificate of Completion and a credit point towards further study

Behind this course

This short course has been developed by experienced educators, industry leaders and skilled professionals, ensuring you receive an up-to-date and well-rounded short course. Built with flexible learning options, this short course has been designed to fit into your schedule, with the learning to be flexible, engaging and practice based.

Drone Operations has been developed in conjunction with Global Drone Solutions, ensuring you’ll be equipped with industry leading information on all areas of drone piloting, operations and flying skills.  Global Drone Solutions offer a range of introductory and advanced Drone Pilot Training Courses, each designed to build your industry knowledge, enhance your flying skills and perform drone missions and operations.

Studying this short course can provide you with credit points for the elective unit "Industry Skills in Practice". For more information, please contact the unit coordinator.