Australian schools overhaul curriculum to roll out drone education

Students in Australia will be able to learn UAV flying as part of their higher school certificate as of next year.

25 schools in New South Wales will take up the course in 2018 following a successful 12-month trial.

New South Wales is set to be the first state in Australia to adopt the subject.

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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School will be one of the first schools to offer the course, with training provided by company UAVAir, Nine News reported.

General manager, Ashley Cox, said the course content is designed to replicate industry standard.

Cox said: “These students here graduate as very skilled pilots by the end of that [the course], and we see that linking in to their career options in the future.”

“With advancements in drone technology taking place at a breathtaking speed, it is hoped the new course will result in job opportunities for high school graduates.”

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