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.

What you need

To provide remote pilot licence (RePL) training, you must:

  • get a ReOC
  • develop training that meets our requirements (read Missing media item. for requirements)
  • make sure instructors have the right qualifications and experience
  • have our approval to conduct training.

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.

Depending on your training approvals, you can offer training for a range of remotely piloted aircraft.

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 AC 101-01 - Annex A to make sure that the training you develop meets the required standards.

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

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

    We cannot progress your application unless you submit all your training documentation. Send all information to the email address listed in the form.

    Once we approve your application, we will list your ReOC details on our website as a certified RePL training provider.

Advisory material

Contact us

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

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