General Course Info
Have you always wanted to know how to use your marine radio properly? Did you know that all VHF radio operators are required to hold an operator’s licence? Or perhaps you are working towards a Coxswain or Masters qualification.
I am a registered Invigilator with the Australian Maritime College, Tasmania and use radios extensively in both my work and leisure pursuits.
I have the teaching background and experience to make a radio course interesting and beneficial for all recreational and commercial boat owners. I will provide you with the practical skills and background knowledge to use your radio with confidence and keep you and your crew safer on the water.
During the course you will use VHF radios, practice a Log On and be part of a Mayday scenario. If you provide me with the model/brand of your own marine radio prior to the course I will customise the content to suit your needs. You may choose to sit the Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency ( SROCP-VHF only ) or the Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency ( LROCP-VHF/MF/HF ) exam.
Note: the LROCP is an international license satisfying commercial qualifications for Coxswain and Master Class V.
The minimum age to sit for the SROCP or LROCP Marine Radio license is 16 years.
Once you have booked in your course, I will email my customised marine radio summary notes for pre reading. These provide an introduction to the course content and are also a very useful resource once the course is finished.
You will need:
- Course summary notes
- Passport size photo
- Snacks, drinks and a willingness to learn
All writing resources and a VHF Marine Radio Handbook are provided on the day.
This is not just a theory based course! I utilise a combination of teaching strategies including powerpoint presentations, phonetic alphabet learning techniques, word association handouts, oral revision exercises, scenarios The course includes the use of marine radios to ensure you not only successfully pass the theory test, but leave feeling confident to use a marine radio in your day to day boating life.
Course duration and location
Both Marine Radio courses are approximately 6 hours duration, which can be conducted during one full day or two half day/evenings, depending on your availability. Courses are conducted at our Gracetown Training room or at Southwest locations for group bookings on request.