Become a training provider

To provide remote pilot licence (RePL) training, you'll need to hold a remotely piloted aircraft operator's certificate (ReOC) that authorises remote pilot training.

Steps to become a training provider

  1. Read the information provided

    The documents cover:

    • how to apply to conduct training
    • how to create student and instructor course and assessment material
    • sample training syllabus
    • sample resources
    • checklists.
  2. Request a pre-application meeting (optional)

    You are encouraged to request a pre-application meeting. It allows you to raise any questions with us about your training submission, and for us to let you know the next steps.

    This initial pre-application meeting is 30 minutes and is no cost. It will be by video or by phone. Bring a list of questions you have to the meeting.

    Use our online enquiry form to request an appointment, include your contact details and available times.

  3. Develop your training materials

    Refer to chapter 2 of Part 101 Manual of Standards and Advisory Circular AC 101-01 v3.0 - Annex A – Remote pilot licence training course (currently undergoing revision). Make sure your training meets the required standards.

  4. Apply for a remotely piloted aircraft operator’s certificate (ReOC)

    Apply for an initial remotely piloted aircraft operator's certificate (ReOC) or vary your existing ReOC. All of your remote pilots/instructors will need to have obtained a remote pilot licence (RePL).

    You must submit a complete application. Please refer to the Application for RePL training checklist in Advisory Circular AC 101-01 v3.0 - Annex A – Remote pilot licence training course. CASA will not consider an incomplete application.

    Once you receive your approved application, you can provide RePL course training with the RPA types and categories you applied for. Your ReOC details are also listed on our website as a certified RePL training provider.

Training standards

The training must meet standards identified in chapter 2 of the Part 101 Manual of Standards. This makes sure that all trainers deliver standardised and high-quality training that covers:

  • the relevant aeronautical knowledge standards
  • the relevant practical competency standards
  • an aeronautical knowledge exam
  • flight testing
  • administrative requirements.

Contact us

Have a question? Need help? You can contact us through our online enquiry form.

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Last updated:
6 Sep 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//drones/get-your-operator-credentials/become-training-provider
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