Beginners Class

Marine Radio

Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)
(includes VHF – Short Range Operator Certificate of proficiency SROCP)
This course allows you to learn everything you need to know about using Marine HF Radios, at your own pace and wherever you like. If you've always wanted to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel, this course will help you to take the first step. At the end of this online radio licence course, you will know how to call for help in an emergency, communicate with other vessels at sea and understand how to use various equipment you may have onboard.

This online course also prepares you to sit and LROCP exam to obtain a radio licence. There are two components to an exam - a multiple choice question assessment and practical demonstration. Remote assessments can be arranged on completion of the course for an additional fee.

• Course duration: Online (3-5 hrs) with a 3 hour in-person practical

• Assumed knowledge: None.

• Course Delivery:

 Self-paced e-learning, unlimited course access, support for 12 months from enrollment with an option to extend the support with no charge for up to 6 months,

 Practical – approximately 3 hours and includes the practical use THE Radio and an exam.

• Qualification: LROCP (Once they complete and pass the remote assessment). This qualification can be used to apply for an MMSI number.

• Supporting materials: all materials in online course

• Optional Purchase: Marine Radio Operators Handbook $60 order when booking

The candidate will be required to:

  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of GMDSS sub-systems and equipment which is appropriate to vessels operating in Australian waters on which a radio installation is not compulsory under international agreements.
  • Specifically, MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz type.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use MF/HF and VHF radiotelephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety
  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep the marine radio equipment specified in (1) in good working order, including the repair of minor faults
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities
  • Practical

What you will learn: General

  • Ship Station Operators
  • Use of Ships Radio Station
  • Coast and Limited Coast Station
  • Coast Station
  • Limited Coast Stations
  • VHF Marine Repeaters
  • Operating Procedures for Routine Communication
  • General information
  • Routine Calling and Replying
  • Procedures for Radio telephony
  • Watchkeeping
  • Distress, Urgency and Safety
  • Radiotelex Service
  • Priority Calls
  • Alarm Signals
  • Distress Communication
  • Urgency and Safety Signals
  • Digital Selective Calling Communications
  • General information
  • Public Correspondence Communications
  • Radiotelegram Service
  • VHF Radiotelephone Direct Dialing
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons
  • Care and maintenance of EBIRBs
  • General information
  • 406 MHz EBIRBs
  • Search and Rescue in Australia
  • General information
  • Marine Radio Communication Equipment
  • Types of Marine Radio Equipment
  • Radio Propagation
  • Component Parts of Marine Radio Equipment
  • Care and Maintenance of Lead Acid batteries
  • Faults on Marine Radio Equipment

Course fee: $450 plus $89 paid directly to AMC for the Licence

Man Overboard sep 2015_0

Contact us to book