Drone Safety and Regulations

Fly your drone with confidence, legally and safely with this essential training. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this course

Learn to be a confident and knowledgeable remote pilot with this comprehensive short course. Get up-to-date information on the regulations and best practices for flying drones safely and legally in Australian skies. This essential training covers all the important topics to ensure you're prepared to fly your drone with confidence and minimise any potential risks to people, property, and the environment. Take the first step towards becoming a skilled and responsible remote pilot.

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 Operations 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 is designed for aspiring remote pilots, drone enthusiasts, and anyone looking to gain the knowledge and skills required to fly a drone safely and legally 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 and work requirements.

What you will learn

As part of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the rules and regulations set by CASA for drone operations
  • Know the difference between the rules for commercial and non-commercial drone usage
  • Have an awareness of remote pilot licensing requirements and opportunities
  • Know how to assess and mitigate the environmental factors that affect drone flight
  • Use this information to develop a risk register

Understand CASA obligations for drone operations

Develop a strong understanding of how to minimise risk when operating a drone

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.