Introduction to Drones in Agriculture


1 day


Sherwood Park (Warrnambool) and Hamilton Campus

Pending interest, courses may be scheduled at Hamilton Campus.

Please ‘Register Your Interest’ in this course by signing up to become a Short Courses Website member (or if an existing member, log in) and click on the ‘To Register Your Interest’ icon. We’ll then email you when dates for courses are scheduled and available to enrol in.


Photo identification (including your date of birth).

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2016 Course Brochure.pdf

What You Learn

The development and application of this rapidly growing area of technology.

What You Get

An opportunity to learn about the uses and requirements for operating drones in an agricultural setting.

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper.

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Dress Code




An introduction to drones technology in agriculture

Facilitated by Heinz de Chelard, one of Australia’s first and most experienced commercial drone pilots, learn about the uses and requirements for operating drones in an agricultural setting and have an opportunity to operate a flight simulator and model drone.


  • History and introduction to drones technology

  • Drones and robotics in agriculture

  • Regulations

  • Agricultural applications

  • Drone selection

  • Photography, software and data processing

  • Drone maintenance and safety

To enhance your learning objectives, submit course questions prior to the course by texting the word 'drones' to 0477 937 326.

Please note: this program does not provide you with any accreditation or training in operating drones commercially. Rather, it provides the information you need to understand the technology and opportunities for application in an agricultural setting.

Student Support

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From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy

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