CASA Commercial Drone Pilot Licence Training (RePL sub 7kg and sub 25kg)

Wicked Copters provides leading CASA Approved Commercial Drone Pilot Licence Training for all sub 25kg or sub 7kg Remote Pilot Licences, Operation Training and AROC/ELP courses across Australia every week.

Our 2019 RePL Commercial Drone Pilot Licence Training courses are aligned with the new Part101 MoS due to be effective from the end of 2018. 

Drone Night Flying (N-VLOS) Practical and Extended VLOS (E-VLOS) Practical 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.

As leaders in remote aviation operations and training, we are the CASA approved RePL training organisation providing up to sub 25kg Multi Rotor, Aeroplane, Helicopter and soon Powered Lift RePL drone licence courses.  All our RePL courses are updated and approved by CASA, and include the October 17 Directive, the July 2018 Advisory Circulars and the GAF  forecast / GPWT tables.  These are replaced by the new Part 101 MOS.

All our students are issued with a CASA sub 25kg or sub 7kg 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 knowledge 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.

2019 Course Syllabus

Our 2019 RePL courses cover the following topics in detail aligned to Part101 MoS RPA operations in Australia:

  • Aeronautical Knowledge Standards — Common Units
    • RBAK – Basic Aviation Knowledge for RPAS
    • REES – Electrical and Electronic Systems for RPAS
    • RBMO – Basic Meteorology for RPAS Operations
    • RHPF – Human Performance for RPAS
    • RORA – Operation Rules and Air Law for RPAS
    • RACP – Airspace, Charts & Aeronautical Publications for RPAS
    • RKOP – RPAS Knowledge of Operations and Procedures
    • RAFM – Automated flight management systems for RPAS – Knowledge
    • RBKM – Aeronautical Knowledge and Operation Principles
    • RARO – Radio Communications
  • Practical Competency Standards – Common
    • GEL – English Language Proficiency
    • RC1 – Perform pre- and post-operation actions and procedures for RPAS
    • RC2 – Energy management for RPAS
    • RC3 – Manage crew, payload and bystanders for RPAS operation
    • RC4 – Navigation and operations of RPAS
    • RNT – Non-technical skills for operation of RPAS
    • RAF – Automated flight management systems for RPAS — operation
  • Practical Competency Standards – Helicopter (Multirotor Class)
    • RM1 – Control on ground, launch, hover and landing
    • RM2 – Normal operations
    • RM3 – Advanced manoeuvres
    • RM4 – Abnormal situations and emergencies

In addition, we cover the following:

  • N-VLOS – Night flying operations – knowledge
  • CP-LOS – Close proximity to people
  • AC-DIR – Applicable Advisory Circulars and October 17 Directive
  • EFB – Electronic Flight Bags
  • ReOC – Responsibilities and Operations JSA
  • PLIC – Insurance Cover
  • SCRE – Scenario Reviews
  • APP – 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 (with or without sub 7kg restriction) Remote Pilot Licence to operate ANY Multi-Rotor, Aeroplane, Helicopter or Powered Lift (soon). If you want to upgrade your restricted 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. 

MonthAirlie BeachBrisbaneDarwinMelbourneSydneyPerth
Jan 20197 Jan,
14 Jan,
29 Jan
21 Jan14 Jan21 Jan29 Jan
Feb 20194 Feb4 Feb,
11 Feb,
25 Feb
11 Feb18 Feb26 Feb
Mar 20194 Mar,
11 Mar,
25 Mar
4 March11 Mar18 Mar25 Mar


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.

10% discount for payment in full on order, plus discounts for groups of two or more.

Drone Licence Training Courses by Industry

  CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorAeroplanePowered
Weight ClassSub 7kgSub 25kgSub 7kgSub 25kgSub 7kgSub 25kgSub 7kgSub 25kg
Drone Licence Requirements by Industry.Agriculture (NDVI, Bug Dropping, Spraying)MinimumRecommendedRecommendedOptionalOptionalXXSpecialised
Asset Inspection (Photo, FLIR)MinimumSpecialisedXXSpecialisedXXX
Environmental & MonitoringMinimumRecommendedOptionalXOptionalXXX
Powerline InspectionMinimumRecommendedXXXXXOptional
Surveying and MappingMinimumOptionalRecommendedXRecommendedSpecialisedXSpecialised
Radio Licence with ELP Completed
with RePL Course
RPAQ Advanced Training
Experienced Pilots
Practical Night Flying and Close Proximity CertificationFrom $495XXXXXXX
Photography / Waypoints Course$695XXXXX
Mapping / Surveying CoursesFrom $1495XXXXX
3D Modelling Course$1995XXXXX

Business and Drone Bundles

Drone Weight Class<7kg<25kg
RePL, AROC and ReOC Business BundlesOnline or 4 day classMore InfoMore Info

Manned Pilot Conversion and Operations Training

  CASA sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorAeroplaneHelicopter
Prior Flight
Restricted - Brisbane
Drone Weight Class<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg
From Beginner to Experienced PilotOnline plus half dayFrom $895From $1395Book HereBook HereBook HereBook Here
Advanced Training
Experienced Pilots
Practical Night Flying and Close Proximity CertificationFrom $395XXXXX