CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL sub 25kg Drone Licence Training)

Wicked Copters provides leading CASA Approved Drone Training for all sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licences, Operation Training and AROC/ELP courses across Australia every week.

All our courses are offered on a personal dedicated basis.  Students are supported beyond course completion and they are welcome to submit questions to us at any time.

Students receive their online notes immediately on payment (printed notes and the practical flight training assessment requirements, available on request).

Drone Night Flying Certification course now available to help Chief Remote Pilots and Pilots flying under a ReOC to meet and comply with their special operations and procedures.

Discounts are available for groups of two or more.

As leaders in remote aviation operations and training, we are the CASA approved RePL training organisation providing multi rotor, aeroplane and helicopter sub 25kg and Heavy Lift RePL drone licence courses.  All our RePL courses are updated and approved by CASA, and include the October 17 Directive and the new GAF forecast.

All our students are issued with a CASA sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) which also enables you to fly at night and in close proximity to people in accordance with your ReOC approvals and procedures. We cover the night flying and close proximity procedures as part of our courses.

Group bookings receive discounts when attending the same course, as do courses bundled with an aircraft. 

If you are in a location that is not listed below and would like to attend a course, please contact us.

Course Syllabus:

Our leading RePL drone training program has been developed by Wicked Copters, continually updated and approved by CASA. We supply every student with our 300+ page digital book, as well as a printed copy if requested. Our courses are detailed and in depth, but we ensure you understand and achieve competencies on all topics before moving on to any assessments.

2018 Course Syllabus

Our 2018 RePL courses, recently updated, cover the following topics in detail aligned to RPA operations in Australia:

  • Basic Aviation Knowledge
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Meteorology
  • Human Factors
  • Operation Rules and Rules of the Air
  • Airspace, Charts & Aeronautical Publications
  • Knowledge of Operations and Procedures
  • Aircraft Operation (Practical)
  • Radio Communications
  • (AROC and ELP if required)

In addition, we cover the following:

  • Night flying operations
  • Close proximity to people
  • Applicable Advisory Circulars and October 17 Directive
  • Electronic Flight Bags
  • ReOC responsibilities and operations job sheets
  • Insurance Cover
  • Scenario Reviews
  • Photography and mapping applications


Our course is either a fulltime Instructor led or Virtual Online Theory Study with 2 days of instructor led review, training and assessment. For those who do not have a UAV/RPA /Drone, we do supply training craft (eg: Mavic Pro, Phantom, Inspire, S1000 and M600 Pro, aeroplanes and helicopters) for sub 25kg and sub 25kg Restricted weight classes.  We also have great bundles (see table below) which include the Remote Pilot Licence, AROC, ELP, ReOC assistance and assessment.

Upon completion of the relevant RePL Drone Licence Course you will receive a CASA sub 25kg remote pilot licence to operate ANY Multi-Rotor, Aeroplane or Helicopter. If you want to upgrade your restricted (formerly sub 7kg) licence or hold a manned aviation licence, no worries, we do conduct Operation Training up to 25kg, and theory training for up to 150kg.

Where and When:

We run our our RePL courses in the main cities during the weeks listed below.  We also run our courses in regional areas and towns too. See all our course locations here. 

MonthAdelaideBrisbaneDarwinMelbourneSydneyPerthiBEV mobile trainingAlice Springs, Cairns, Canberra, Tasmania
Jul 1830 Jul23 Jul--30 Jul-EnrouteMin 2 students
Aug 1827 Aug13 Aug,
27 Aug
13 Aug6 Aug27 Aug6 AugEnrouteMin 2 students
Sep 1816 Sep,
27 Sep
12 Sep 3 Sep24 Sep17 SepEnrouteMin 2 students
Oct 188 Oct,
22 Oct
10 Oct1 Oct22 Oct29 OctEnrouteMin 2 students


What do I need?

We provide the textbook and training aircraft (of which we have a number of different types) and all the assessments. So whether you are an experienced Remote Pilot, or just a beginner (even if you have never flown before) – we cater for all experience levels.

Just your ARN:

You need to apply for your ARN from CASA before we can lodge your RePL application after the course. There is no cost involved.

CASA has changed to the way you apply for your Aviation Reference Number. One hundred points of ID will be required for all applications from 2 July 2018. Where your ID can be validated online, an ARN will be issued immediately.


We cover all the costs related to the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and there are no ongoing costs as your licence is perpetual.

Drone Licence Training Courses

  Sub 2kg CommercialCASA sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorMulti RotorAeroplaneHelicopter
Prior Flight
Sub 2kg
Restricted - Brisbane
Drone Weight Class<2kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg
RAAus Qualified PilotOnline plus 2 daysX$1195 - Brisbane Only$1495 - Brisbane OnlyXXXX
More than 5 hours logged on sub 25kgOnline plus 2 daysXX$2295X$3495X$4995
4 day in ClassXX$2895X$3895X$5395
iBEV - Rural Areas - Online theoryXX$2295XXXX
More than 5 hours logged on sub 7kgOnline plus 2 daysX$1895$2395$1995$3995$2795$5495
iBEV - Rural Areas - Online theoryX$1895$2395$1995XXX
4 day in ClassX$2295$2795$2395$4395$2895$5895
No experienceOnline plus 2 days$895, online & half day$1995$2495$2195$4995$2995$5995
4 day in ClassX$2395$2895$2595$5395$3395$6395
iBEV - Rural Areas -Online theory$895, online & half day
Radio Licence completed
with RePL
AROC and ELPX$300$300$300$300$300$300
Advanced Training Experienced PilotsPractical Night Flying and Close Proximity CertificationX$595$595XXXX

Business and Drone Bundles

Restricted RePL
RePL, AROC and ReOC Business BundlesOnline plus 2 days$4995$5495
4 day in Class$5395$5895
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 &
sub2kg Certificate Bundle
Online & half dayTBAX
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and
sub25kg Restricted RePL Bundle
Online plus 2 daysFrom $3795X
4 day in ClassX
Inspire 2 and
sub25kg Restricted RePL Bundle
Online plus 2 daysFrom $6395X
4 day in ClassX
M600 Pro and
sub25kg RePL Bundle
Online plus 2 daysXFrom $9795
4 day in ClassX

Manned Pilot Conversion and Operations Training

  CASA sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorAeroplaneHelicopter
Prior Flight
Restricted - Brisbane
No experienceOnline plus half day$895$1495$1495X$2595X
iBEV - Rural Areas$895$1495$1495XXX
2 to 4 hours
on sub 7kg
Online plus half day$795X$1295XXX
iBEV - Rural Areas$795X$1295XXX
More than 5 hours
on sub 7kg
Online plus half day$695$1295$995$1995 - 2 days$1795$3995
iBEV - Rural Areas$695$1295$995XXX
More than 5 hours
on sub 25kg
Online plus half dayX$995X$1495 - 1 & 1/2 daysX$2495
iBEV - Rural Areas - Online theoryX$995XXXX
Advanced Training
Experienced Pilots
Practical Night Flying and Close Proximity Certification$595$595XXXX
Practical Night Flying CertificationXX$1000$2000$2000$4000