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Coptrz sign training partnership with UAV Training Australia

Posted 29 August 2019 · Add Comment

Leeds based commercial drone specialist Coptrz has signed its first international training partnership, with Wayne Cordon, CEO of UAV Training Australia.

Spearheaded by Andrew Robinson, Business Development Manager for OFQUAL Level 5 (COPTRZ) and Wayne Condon, CEO of UAV Training Australia,  the agreement, signed on Monday 5th August, will see the Coptrz’ OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots course delivered within Australia, becoming the first internationally recognised educational qualification in professional drone operations in the world.

With the expansion of commercial drone use on a global scale and numerous industries scaling up to maturity, Coptrz have spotted the need to provide pilots, employers and service providers with a Continuous Personal Development (CDP) path and therefore the delivery of a professionally recognised academic qualification that represents the importance of this growing industry on a mass scale.

Operating for over 10 years, UAV Training Australia is widely known for delivering a range of RPAS training courses to individuals, businesses, industry groups and schools, and are approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Training Organisation as well as a preferred provider to nationally recognised training providers under the Australia Qualifications Framework.

Andrew Robinson, Business Development Manager for OFQUAL Level 5 (COPTRZ) commented: “As the drone industry develops at such a rapid rate, benchmarked qualifications of competence and good practice are essential for UAV businesses to expand their operations safely and to a universal standard. We believe the OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots provides this framework.”

Wayne Condon, CEO of UAV Training Australia and with over 30 years’ experience in Aviation and Education Departments, said: “We’re very excited to partner with Coptrz to deliver the OFQUAL Level 5 certificate for Chief Pilots, in Australia as well as in Europe the need for more professional qualifications for senior pilots has been growing and we look forward to an exciting partnership ahead.”


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