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We offer a wide range of professional training options depending on your application, solution and industry. In commercial applications it is generally a requirement that you need to be licensed and/or certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). To make this process easier, we offer, among many others, CASA accredited Industry Partner training to both prepare and qualify you to become an effective commercial drone operator in Australia.

Corporate training packages are also available as well as further discounts for booking courses and certification together – for example - CASA Remote Pilot Licence + CASA Remote Pilot Aircraft Operator's Certificate. Should you choose to not undertake training, we offer an in-house pilot option. Operating under our own CASA certification, our professional pilots will perform all the tasks your application requires. So whatever your training needs, we can and will meet them in a timely and professional manner.

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Training

In commercial applications it is generally a requirement that you need to be licensed and/or certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you can’t find an answer to your question or query on rentals in our FAQs, please don’t hesitate to call us 1800 119 111 or email us at info@spheredrones.com.au

Q. To undertake training, do I need a licence and if so, which one?
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This will be dependent on what training you are seeking to undertake. There are four primary categories.

  • Recreational – No licence is required. You are just required to abide by the Standard Operating Conditions. These can be found in your drone manual or at https://www.casa.gov.au/modelaircraft. We also strongly encourage you to visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) information forum on drone use.
  • Excluded Category – This is where your drone equipment weighs less than 2kg – also known as (Sub-2kg). You are required to register your details and abide by the Standard Operating Conditions. These can be found in your drone manual or at https://www.casa.gov.au/modelaircraft. We also strongly encourage you to visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) information forum on drone use.
  • RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) and Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) required. Commercial use operations (outside Recreational and Excluded Category), generally require pilots to hold an RePL and operate under an ReOC. As an example, this is similar to Qantas having an Operating Certificate and all their pilots being individually licenced.
  • Trick 4th Category – This category allows landholders such as farmers to fly on their own land as long as their drone equipment is less than 150kg. Specifically, if it weighs between 2kg and 25kg, no ReOC is required. If it weighs between 25kg and 150kg, however, an RePL is required but no ReOC.

Of course, we always encourage pilots flying, or seeking to fly commercially, to undertake continuous education and training.

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