RPAS Training Course - 5 days

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Rise Above is proud to offer RPAS certification through our training partners, TOTAL RPA.  Total RPA is one of the only organizations accredited by CASA to deliver this course. The course is designed for, and aimed specifically at the RPA (Multi rotor) pilot. Over the 5 days you will learn all about UAV (RPA) systems, aerodynamics, mission planning and preparation and various other topics that will prepare you for a career as an RPA pilot in Australia.

Pricing for the course is $3200 without accomodation, or $3400 (with acommodation in Nowra).

Courses run regularly in major cities all across Australia, please contact us for course dates and locations near you.

You will learn practical flying skills as well as practical operational skills that will put you a cut above the average pilot. In aviation, knowledge is everything. Total RPA will prepare you for challenges that lie ahead operating UAVs in all manner of practical applications by providing you with the a solid grounding in the basic skills that will help you launch your career in the right direction.


Course includes:

  • Certificate III in Aviation (RPA)
  • 5 day classroom course
  • Practical and theory
  • Radio Operators certificate included
  • Accomidation 

Course Q&A

Q. Where is the 5 day course held?

A. Total RPA's main office and classroom is located in Nowra, NSW. We also deliver the course in major cities all around Australia. Contact us to find one near you. If you elect to attend a course in Nowra, Total RPA provide you with accommodation all inclusive in the price.

Q. Do you provide the training UAV or do I bring my own?

A. Total RPA will provide you with a training UAV (DJI Phantom 2) for the practical training sessions.

Q. Once I complete this course, do I need to sit an exam with CASA?

A. No. You will sit an in-house exam with Total RPA at the end of the course, and Total RPA Instructors will also assess you ‘practically' on the UAV.

Q. Is there a difference between the RPC and the UAV controller's certificate?

A. No, they are both certificates issued by CASA that allow you to fly a UAV (RPA) for hire and reward ie, get paid!!

Q. What is the biggest advantage of doing this course over the Controllers certificate course you also offer?

A. The RPC course is designed specifically for the UAV pilot. The course material relates to UAV's as opposed to Cessna's and light aircraft.

Further, the course is finished in 5 days, with no need for any further study or testing. At the end of the course Total RPA will apply to CASA on your behalf for the issue of your certificate (Normally 2 weeks processing time)

Q. What is the biggest disadvantage of doing this course over the controllers certificate course you also offer?

A. The most obvious thing is the extra cost involved. However this can be a bit of ‘false economy' if you factor in the study time and manufacturers training time and cost involved with the controllers certificate, this course is not that much more expensive.

Q. Why should I do this course with you and not one of the other operators who provide a similar course?

A. Total RPA was founded by current commercial pilots and instructors. We have an insight into Aviation in Australia that only 20 years In the industry can provide.

We have delivered courses and consulting to many of the current certified Operators in Australia including, the QLD govt, Vic Police, Work Cover Australia, QLD dept of Agriculture, along with companies from all sectors of the UAV Industry, including mining, surveying, property and asset photography, mapping and spotting.

All this experience means we can not only deliver a solid training package but give you Industry insight you simply cant get anywhere else.

But lastly, we make the training experience fun and relaxed. We take extreme pride in our work and personal levels of service and consider ourselves your business partners as we help you move into this new and exiting industry.

Q. Ok, I'm sold. How do we proceed?

A. Great to have you on board.  Contact us and let us know what you would like to do and we will take it from there.


Brand Total RPA
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg

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