Note: the UAV Operator’s Certificate (UOC) has been replaced by the RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) as of 29 September 2016.
In order to fly drones for commercial purposes, companies must obtain a RPA Operator Certificate (ReOC). (The people flying for the company will each obtain a Remote Pilot License (RePL)).
- A Remote Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) authorises a business to conduct RPAS operations for profit or commercial gain.
- To be accredited, a business must show that they have met mandatory requirements set by CASA and have a suitable organisational culture and business model for safe Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Operations.
- RPAS Training and Solutions Pty Ltd aids our clients in obtaining the relevant qualifications for a RPA Operator’s Certificate.
To obtain a RPA Operator’s Certificate your company needs to undertake the following steps:
- Develop the Operations Manual and Operational Procedures which will detail how you will operate safely and legally.
- Submit these to CASA along with Forms 101-02 and 101-04 and pay the CASA assessment fee.
- Complete an assessment with a CASA representative who will assess your knowledge of safety practices.
While you may complete this process 100% yourself, our expert trainers and support staff will guide you through the entire CASA process and ensure requirements and filings are fully completed.
In addition, we have created a software suite called Drone Complier where we not only teach you the topics required in the ReOC manuals, but also setup your business to be CASA compliant as you complete your flying day in and day out. This helpful software works on Android, iOS & browsers. This will ensure you are ready for any CASA audit any day of the year.
See also the official CASA ReOC page.
Official RPAS Operators are companies that have officially applied for and had their RPA Operator Certificates issued by the national civil aviation authority. Some examples of these regulating authorities are CASA in Australia, FAA in the USA, CAA in South Africa and the UK etc.
If you operate a UAV / RPA / Drone with a takeoff weight of over 2kg in a commercial or business related environment in Australia (such as these), you need a ReOC from CASA.
- Aerial advertising
- Aerial Photography
- Real Estate Photography
- Aerial spotting
- Aerial survey
- Powerline inspections
- Agricultural operations
- Low level aerial mapping
If your RPA is under 2kg but you want gain approval to fly outside the standard operating conditions, you will also need to obtain a ReOC.
We have offices in NSW and WA and operate courses throughout Australia.
We have delivered courses in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart, Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns, Kiama, Armidale and many more.
We can assist you with ReOC Operation Manuals through Drone Complier, including:
- Development of Operation Manuals + RPAS Operational Library
- Utilising your manuals through electronic process, a software we have created called Drone Complier (12mth subscription incl. 2 users)
- Allows you to have your logs, compliance, safety management system plus more all in the one software
- Ongoing Support / Assistance
For costing information on our ReOC manual/RePL package and ReOC only, please contact us directly.