In 2018 Seaton High School launched the Seaton UAV Specialist Program in collaboration with The University of Adelaide.
The Seaton High School UAV Project is offered in collaboration with The University of Adelaide's Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility. The program will be offered one day per week during 2018 as a SACE Integrated Program, combining Stage 1 Geography (10 credits), Stage 1 Scientific Studies (10 credits) and Stage 2 Design and Technology: Systems and Control Products (20 credits). Students will also graduate with the following industry qualifications approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA):
Remote Pilots Licence (RePL)
Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) or equivalent
In addition to this course, students can elect to participate in an intensive 5 day program to achieve their:
Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)
Seaton High School will be the first school in South Australia to have students gain these qualifications. The program is open to Year 11 and 12 students from WASSN (Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network) schools. The program will prepare students for a wide range of tertiary pathways in areas such as Aerospace, Engineering, Computer Science, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Information Services, Conservation and Earth Sciences.