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St Luke’s students are off to a flying start

Drone study
Dylan Wick, Kane Kersnovske and Jacquie Dechaineux with the new drone for the students studying a Cert 3 in aviation.

St Luke’s Anglican School students are off to a flying start with five seniors studying a Certificate III in Aviation to become qualified Remote Pilot Licence holders.

The Remote Pilot Licence is a certification required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to become a qualified drone pilot and operate remotely piloted aircraft systems within the commercial environment.

It's all part of the careers program offered at the school, where students can access nationally recognised training to plan for their future careers.

Kane Kersnovske, Director of Academic Welfare and Careers, said the diverse and individualised vocational studies program at St Luke’s Anglican School allowed students to explore many opportunities.

“We offer individual support for each student to help them realise their full potential and assist them to follow their dreams,” Kane said.

“It is great to see students focusing on their interests and walking away with qualifications that may very well shape their careers one day.

“Every qualification or accreditation a student chooses to undertake is just an extra tool in their tool-belt.”

drone study
Jacquie Dechaineux and Kane Kersnovske with the new drone for the students studying a Cert 3 in aviation.

Kane said through the Queensland Government's Next Steps Survey, St Luke’s Anglican School students were shown to have a very high success rate in transitioning from school into tertiary education and directly into employment.

“The opportunities students have to gain qualifications, accreditations and real-world experience will ensure our students have very bright futures ahead,” Kane said.

The Remote Pilot Licence is part of the school's Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot, Visual Line of Sight) training course.

The course is a nationally recognised Certificate III qualification with two CASA licenced outcomes, Remote Pilot License and Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate.

Once completed, students will be qualified pilots and can legally work for a compliant company.

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