(2) Subject to regulation 11.055, CASA must grant a remote pilot licence to the applicant if he or she:
(a) has passed:
(i) an aeronautical knowledge examination (within the meaning of Part 61) for a flight crew licence under Part 61; or
(ii) an aviation licence theory examination before 1 September 2014 that is taken to be an equivalent requirement for the grant of a flight crew licence under regulation 202.274; or
(iii) the theory component of an RPL training course; or
(iv) the theory component of a course conducted in a foreign country which CASA is satisfied is equivalent to the theory component of an RPL training course; and
(b) has completed:
(i) an RPL training course in the manual or automated operation of a category of RPA that he or she proposes to operate; or
(ii) before 1 June 2017, a training course in the operation of a category of RPA that he or she proposes to operate, conducted by the RPA's manufacturer or an agent of the manufacturer; or
(iii) a flight test conducted by CASA for the purposes of this subparagraph; and
(c) has at least 5 hours experience in operating an RPA under standard RPA operating conditions.
Note: Under regulation 201.004, an application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of:
(a) a decision refusing to grant, or cancelling, suspending or varying, a licence; or
(b) a decision imposing a condition on a licence.
See also section 31 of the Act.
(3) A person who holds or has held:
(a) a flight crew licence; or
(b) a military qualification equivalent to a flight crew licence; or
(c) an ATC licence, or a military qualification equivalent to an ATC licence;
is taken to satisfy the condition in paragraph (2)(a).