AVI Remotely Piloted Aircraft Case for Change

Project Update

9 June 2020

Aviation Case for Change

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee has developed a draft Case for Change to the Aviation Training Package for the development of a new Skill Set and Unit of Competency relating to Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) excluded category operators and is seeking public feedback.

The feedback period closed on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.


The Aviation IRC proposes the development of a new Unit of Competency to be housed in a new single unit Skill Set to address a gap in nationally recognised skills and knowledge for RPA operators in the excluded category. The Unit of Competency will address basic skills and knowledge requirements of RPA excluded category operators to ensure they can fly safely and ethically within the legislative and regulatory requirements. The new unit will be suitable for contextualisation across multiple industries in a variety of operating environments and for recreational users where a licence is not required.

The Aviation IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

The Aviation IRC will undertake broad consultations with aviation industry stakeholders throughout the project’s duration. Additional consultation and engagement will be undertaken on the IRCs behalf with State Training Authorities and other key industry stakeholders, including seeking public feedback and input into development of material.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

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Katherine White
Industry Manager
Email katherine.white@australianindustrystandards.org.au 

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