Course Summary:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), or Drones as they are commonly known, are being used in industries like agriculture, mining, local government, police, surf lifesaving, surveying, forestry, defence and search and rescue, and are transforming the way they operate. This online micro-credential provides an overview of the safety requirements when managing and operating a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) or Drone whilst complying with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Understand the basic operation of RPAS 
  2. Identify potential dangers in RPAS operation
  3. Outline the laws and regulations as they apply to RPAS operation
  4. Describe the pre-flight and post-flight inspections required under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations
  5. Outline safety procedures in RPAS battery management.

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  $175

Duration:  2 hours

CPD Hours:  2 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


This course is offered in partnership with UAV Training Australia 

(CASA Approved Training Organisation ReCO.872)


Course Summary:

This online, on-campus or workplace delivery (on-site) micro-credential addresses fundamental skills and knowledge required by supervisors to identify occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards, assess OHS risks, develop and implement OHS risk controls according to organisational requirements and national OHS laws in Australian states and territories. The micro-credential applies to supervisors who are required to identify and implement solutions to OHS hazards which may include projects or operations within a section of the organisation.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Access information to identify OHS hazards and assess and control risks
  2. Undertake hazard identification and risk assessment
  3. Apply risk control options using a number of different risk management tools
  4. Contribute to OHS compliance and workplace requirements.

Assessment: Formative assessment, consisting of reflection activities undertaken at the completion of each learning outcome.

Fee:  $90

Duration:  6 hours

On-campus: Location Availability: Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Sydney - dates to be advised.

On-Campus Fee: $200

Workplace Delivery Fee: To be negotiated - depending on location, student numbers and other considerations.

Workplace Delivery Duration: 8 hours

For all Workplace and On-Campus delivery methods, please contact Frank Borgna for further details:  f.bogna@cqu.edu.au

CPD Hours: 6 hours 

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis for online study and to be negotiated for On-Campus Workshop or Workplace delivery.

Study Mode:  Online, on-campus (Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Sydney) or Workplace Delivery.

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au