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VHF/HF Radio

Operator's Certificate

Obtain your Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency.
Docking Instructions, maritime emergencies, position and course reporting, hailing other vessels, and even just chatting with other yachts requires a valid Radio Operator Certificate.

You must have it!

Use of VHF marine radios

requires a certificate of proficiency.

Holding a certificate is a condition of the class licence that authorises the operation of these types of marine radios. Penalties for operating a VHF radio without a certificate included fines of up to $165,000 and even imprisonment.

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Long Range Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency

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"Radios are an important means of attracting attention in an emergency or helping someone else who is in trouble," ACA Acting Chairman Dr Bob Horton said in 2003.

"The potential to save lives is the most important reason for fitting marine radios. But they must be used properly and responsibly. "When you hear an emergency call, you must know how to respond. When you make one, it is equally important that your message is understood and others know how to respond."

Small boat owners using VHF marine radios must hold at least a Marine Radio Operator's VHF Certificate of Proficiency. Holding a certificate is a condition of the class licence that authorises the operation of these types of marine radios.

Dr Horton said that misusing marine radio equipment was an offence under the Radiocommunications Act. In addition, penalties for operating a VHF radio without a certificate included fines of up to $165,000 and even imprisonment.

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What will I learn?introductory sailing lessons pittwater

This is a full day course from 9:30am-5pm and covers:

  • Radio Operation
  • Types of Marine Radios
  • Rules and Regulations governing radio use locally and in foreign ports.
  • Emergency Distress Calls
  • Ship to Ship Calls
  • Ship to Shore Calls

You will receive the required self-study materials, certificates and examination for your Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency.

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How Long is the Examination?

1 hour is allocated for the examination.

Where is the Examination held?

The course is run from the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 8 Kalinya Street, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE.

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AUD $210 (Includes all study materials, examination, and certificate upon passing the examination.)

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