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Drone Safety for Managers (Australia)

Explore safety, compliance, and aviation requirements for piloting and working with drones in Australia.

Drone Safety for Managers (Australia)
The CPD Certification Service

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Find out more.

Learn about using drones safely and legally in Australia.

Integrating drones with your operations provides amazing benefits in productivity and enhanced offerings. BUT you’ve got to do it right.

Safety, compliance with legal obligations, and aviation requirements all need to be managed. This course provides knowledge about how to address the questions and challenges to maximise the opportunity, demonstrate duty of care and importantly execute the correct use of Drone technology safely.

If you are a recreational pilot or have recently purchased a drone this course will introduce you to the safe operation of drones and the legal requirements you will need to adhere to within certain geographic locations.

Gain new career opportunities in emerging and traditional industries

The global commercial market for drone technology is forecast to increase from $US6.5bn to $US34.5bn by 2026 [1].

By understanding the safe and legal use of drones you will be gaining a valuable and highly employable skill that will help you to build a skillset for today and into the future.

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What topics will you cover?

  • What is a ‘Drone’?
  • The legal use of drones
  • Accreditation and licensing (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificates/ Remote Pilot’s Licenses).
  • Standard Operating Conditions
  • Operational models
  • Technical capabilities and limitations of drone technology.
  • Flight Logs/Pilot & Drone Management
  • Operational / Organisational implications of bringing aviation into the workplace, including privacy and data considerations.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply relevant local laws in the use of drones
  • Demonstrate understanding of different types of drones and their uses
  • Apply and understand relevant terminology and regulatory bodies
  • Understand the human factors involved in the use of drones
  • Develop a workplace safety plan for drone use

Who is the course for?

You do not need to be a pilot to do this course. This course is designed for people who will come into contact with or manage a workplace that includes drones, rather than necessarily for the pilots who operate the drones.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Joel Spencer is CEO and co-founder of The Institute for Drone Technology.

Who developed the course?

The Institute for Drone Technology

The Institute for Drone Technology helps ensure drone technology is integrated legally and safely. We provide Drone Training across Australia and the world.

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