Applying drone technology to regional industries is set to become part of Bendigo TAFE's curriculum following a pilot project.
Institute for Drone Technology chief executive Joel Spencer said there were a number of ways drones could be applied to industry.
"The point of this training is to give the staff the knowledge and skills to be able to create training products in a whole different range of areas, whether that's in construction, more in agriculture and conservation, land management, across the board of Bendigo TAFE's whole training programs," he said.
"Essentially, drones are gathering data, and then, if data is in a place that is impossible or difficult for a human to get to, well, you can send the drone and gather that data.
"The Institute for Drone Technology helps organisations integrate drone technology."
Bendigo TAFE and the Institute for Drone Technology have undertaken the project, which was announced in October, funded by the Workforce Training Innovation Fund.
Friday marked the last day of the project pilot and drone flight exercises with the focus turning to drone use in agriculture, conservation and land management sectors.
Bendigo TAFE Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence director Nicole Broe said training from the pilot program would eventually become a national training standard for the use of drones.
"The feedback will come through from the actual delivery and the training that's happened, and that will help develop what those units look like as a Drone Training Package and how it needs to rolled out into the future programs," Ms Broe said.
"(Friday's) activity represents phase two of the pilot program, where our students, who are teachers and educators, are out applying the technology in the agriculture space on a dairy farm at Strathfieldsaye."
Drone Project Industry participant Danny Pettingill is from the Loddon Plains Landcare Network.
"It's really important to continue to develop these sorts of things in terms of partnerships, and skills," he said.
"(If) we can get our hands on these sorts of things (and) understand the technology, I can go out and work really closely with land owners in order to look at really common goals, and common values in a really, really quick manner."
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