Kickstart your career as a professional drone pilot.


  • Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
  • Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate


  • 5 Days face-to- to face CASA approved training at our facility in Brisbane.
  • Theory and Practical training with written Final Exam


  • All training materials
  • Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)
  • Completion Certificate & CASA RePL 


$ 1,995

Why do I need a Remote Pilot Licence?

The RePL is legally required to operate any RPA for commercial purposes, either under your own Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC) or for a company who holds one. It allows you to fly any multirotor RPA under 7kg and provides access to further exemptions, including the ability to fly in restricted airspaces.

After you have obtained the RePL, you can upgrade your certification to include higher type ratings such as RPA Type Rating: Multirotor sub 25kg and RPA Type Rating: Fixed Wing. We also run Industry Workshops to prepare you for real world RPA applications.

Who should take this course?

This course is recommended for those wishing to embark on a career as a Remote Pilot, or for anyone looking to utilise RPA as a commercial business tool. Our RePL program has been designed for individuals with little or no aeronautical experience, preparing you for safe RPA operations to the highest professional standards.

How much does the RePL course cost?

$1,995* ex GST – we accept online payments or bank transfers.

*Corporate group discounts available

How is the course delivered?

This is a 5-day course of interactive face-to-face training at our facility in Eagle Farm (Brisbane). The program includes theory and practical training with a practical flight test and final written exam. We provide all the training material, resources and support to prepare you for a successful outcome.

Ask us about the optional free 30min flight experience on a light fixed wing aircraft. This is beneficial for individuals without an aviation background to better understand it and enjoy the experience.  

What are the course outcomes?

  • CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and Course Completion Certificate.
  • Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)

When do I receive my licence?

We will present you with a Course Completion Certificate on the final day and our team will submit the required paperwork to CASA who will issue your RePL Certificate within 2 weeks.

What if I already have a PPL or CPL?

You’re halfway there! See our Pilot Transition Program to fast-track your RePL.

When are the courses held?

Upcoming courses will begin:

  • 5 November 2018
  • 19 November 2018
  • 3 December 2018
  • 21 January 2019
  • 4 February 2019
  • 18 February 2019

Why train with Scout Aerial?

Our mission is to equip drone pilots with the knowledge and skills required for safe, competent and efficient Remote Pilot Aircraft operations for a variety of applications.

Here are a few reasons why we are a trusted organisation for RPAS Training:

  • We offer CASA approved training and certification
  • We have knowledgeable and qualified instructors with vast aviation experience
  • As operators ourselves, we use the latest industry techniques, best practices and cutting edge technology
  • We offer further mentoring to help pilots reach their full potential
  • Our courses are fun, engaging and professional

Check out this video about our pilot programs.

Enrol now or contact us for a free consultation on beginning your RPA career today.