Information Sheet

CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Multirotor up to 25kg
5-day Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Training Course

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the CASA certified Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) training course.

Why Train with Us?

  • We have been over five years in the business; from when CASA first created the courses.
  • We automatically train to the higher 25kg qualification.
  • All subjects are covered comprehensively in a friendly learning environment by professional, experienced aviators. This is becoming more and more important as RePL pilots are regularly mixing in with manned aircraft airspace.
  • The field training includes use of multirotor up to 25kg and work on the FPV tablet presentation. Types you fly with us include DJI Phantoms, Inspire, Matrice M600, Mavic, 3DR Solo and others.
  • Our Radio (AROC) course covers real-world communications around aerodromes.
  • We are up to date with the new CASA certified curriculum theory material.
  • You, the student, will fly a variety of drones and do FPV tablet practice to prepare you for ‘real world’ operation.

The CASA requirement is for the student to have logged 5 hours of drone flying by the end of the course (this includes any private drone/model flying you may have done previously).

Once completed, this training course will give you your Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) on multirotor RPA’s up to 25kg & the qualification to work commercially for a drone company (ReOC); or to be Chief Remote Pilot for your own ReOC.

When, Where & Times: Presently, this course runs monthly over a 5-day period; Monday to Friday.

Venue for classroom theory: Minovation Flying School building, 10 Eagle Drive, Jandakot Airport (opposite the Royal Flying Doctor building).

Class times are 8:30am to 5:30pm. Maximum of 6 students per class.

Field training is at Sutherlands Park, Huntingdale (corner Southern River Rd & Gay Street. Use Gay Street entrance.)

Cost: $2970 per person which includes
GST, CASA fees, Radio (AROC & GELP), CASA certified training material, handouts, maps and logbooks, main lunches & refreshments. An early deposit of $500 will hold a place in the month of your choice. Full payment is required by the commencement of the course.

Group bookings
6 students attract a ‘student free’ discount. i.e. 6 students @ $2970 = $17,820 minus $2970 = total cost $14,850. Please click on website GROUP BOOKINGS to BOOK

2019 Training Course Dates: July 15-19, August 12-16, September 9-13, October 14-18, November 11-15, December 9-13.
Please read the following for information regarding

  • Applying for your ARN
  • Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Gaining your own Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC).

1. Applying for your Aviation Reference Number (ARN)

  • This will be your CASA unique identifier
  • Please go to and apply for your INDIVIDUAL ARN (prior to attending the RePL training course)
  • You will need to have an ARN for the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Training Course.

2 Phonetic Alphabet: This is to be learnt before attending the 5-day RePL training course.

3. Gaining your own Operator’s Certificate (ReOC)

  • This is not a requirement for the RePL – you can still fly for someone else’s ReOC; or operate under the authority of someone else’s ReOC; as an independent Contractor: IAS have contractors operating Australia-wide and can give extensive information and answer all queries in this regard.
  • There is no extra course needed for the gaining of an Operator Certificate.
  • When you attend our 5-day RePL training course the following information is explained in class.

Information about Gaining a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators Certificate (ReOC)

If you want to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) commercially in Australia, outside the ‘excluded’ category, then you need to be licenced and/or certified.

This Certification comes in the form of a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL), allowing individuals to fly for commercial operators, who in turn need to hold an RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC).

Once you have gained your RePL, you may operate commercially for (or under the authority of) a ReOC holder; or apply to get your own ReOC certificate.

To gain a ReOC you must:

Go to then find and download and do the following;

  1. Complete Application Forms 101-02 and Form 101-04.
  2. Complete and submit.
    • supporting documentation (Forms 101-02 and Form 101-04) and
    • your RPAS Operations Manual and RPAS Operations zProcedures (Library).
      These manuals are CASA templates already done for you; you only need to provide information pertinent to your commercial operation.
  3. IAS have contractors operating Australia-wide and can give extensive information and answer all queries in this regard.
  4. Pay the assessment fee when asked to by CASA (currently the fee is around $1,240).
  5. Participate in a telephone interview with CASA.
    • A CASA inspector will arrange a time to telephone you
    • You will be emailed a simulated drone job to prepare and plan; to be emailed back to the inspector before the appointment time.
    • The inspector will discuss on the telephone the simulated job and will discuss other regulatory matters.
    • The inspector will make a list of things you got wrong (called a Knowledge Deficiency Report [KDR]); to be emailed to you to rectify on the report; to return to the inspector.
    • Provided the inspector is happy with your response, he will issue your ReOC..