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Drone Induction Training for Enviro Teams

Rangelands NRM has developed a Drone Induction Course in conjunction with The Institute for Drone Technology.

Designed for first time users, this new induction training has been developed from years of experience to ensure that people new to using drones will know the rules and regulations and how to safely operate a drone within a natural resource management environment.

Rangelands NRM have identified that commercial CASA accredited Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) training is both expensive and time consuming. Importantly, it is not a CASA requirement for pilots to hold a RePL when flying drones under 2kg, even for commercial work. However, there are still CASA requirements and standard operating conditions that pilots must adhere to.

The online Induction suitable for those in local government, environmental, ecological, landcare, or agricultural industry roles allows pilots to gain competency and comply with these CASA requirements.

Cost of the training is $150+GST

Complementing the induction is a suite of documents that can be tailored to your organisation with an overarching drone policy, safety management procedures and safe work methods, offering a complete package ensuring your organisation covers duty of care and mitigates the risks associated with operating drones.

Rangelands NRM will continue to build on the induction program working towards delivering practical ‘how to’ training, developing modules like creating quality orthomosaic maps and measuring erosion in the landscape.

If you would like to discuss further, please call 08 9468 8250 or enrol directly in the course here RangelandsWA NRM Drone Induct 2021 – (dronetechinstitute.com)