Become A Drone Pilot
Thinking about a career in drones?
With technology enabling more sophisticated data capture via drones, many industries are transforming their operations through the use of drones and it certainly is not just about becoming a drone pilot. Drones will impact many industries and jobs within those industries as the data captured enables organisations to make faster and more informed decisions.
Upskill With A Drone Course
If you are considering drones as part of your toolkit and look to upskill, we have partnered with National Drones, Australia's leading commercial drone operator, to offer you a range of drone piloting courses.
Students Online Course
Special promo $99 (down from $249)
Fun interactive and educational self paced online course taking you through what you need to know about flying a drone under 2kg. Definitely there to help you further your drone awareness.
Sub 2kg excluded category
Special promo $199 (down from $349)
Suited for those looking to upskill and learn more about flying drones and data capture in the excluded category including 90 Days of public liability insurance up to $5m.
Remote Pilot License
Special promo $1,299 (down from $1,500).
For those looking to take the next step and fly drones for a living. This course will enable you to operate a drone over 2kg for commercial purposes. You will receive a CASA accredited Remote Pilots License and AROC.
FAQ About Drone Careers
What are some of the benefits?
- Significant reduction in workplace risks (increased safety)
- Improved accuracy and consistency in data captured
- Increased efficiencies and reduction in costs (reducing time required for capture compared to traditional forms of data capture, project management etc etc)
- Capabilities to reach hard to access areas quickly and easily
- Increased quality, quantity and speed in which information is available to decision makers.
What are some of the use cases?
As drones and technology change at a rapid pace, so too are the use cases that they can be used for:
- Aerial mapping and surveying (for example: coastal erosion assessment, weed mapping, to update asset registers, quarry and landfill management - Landfill/stockpile volumetrics, slope stability and condition analysis, road condition assessments)
- Compliance management (illegal building, pool certifications, illegal dumping)
- Environmental protection and monitoring
- Event management
- Pest and Weed Management - The use of drones will allow councils to assess if their public spaces will need pest or weed control in addition to regular maintenance work
- Asset Management (Infrastructure inspection) - Expanding the lifecycle of facilities and infrastructure requires consistent monitoring and preventative maintenance of each council asset. This is particularly important for critical infrastructure that cannot fall over such as roads, drainage systems, bridges and the like
What jobs could drones impact?
There are many jobs that are likely to impacted by drones now and into the future, some examples are:
- Asset managers
- Digital transformation leads
- Engineers – across all disciplines
- Project managers
- Geo spatial data specialists
- Environmental specialists
- Land managers
- Construction managers
- Emergency Services personnel
- Defence force