Skip to main content
Menu Menu

MARSS00010 Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set

National ID: MARSS00010 State ID: AC870
Share this course on your social media page
This two day skill set provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to use VHF, HF and UHF marine radios correctly.

This course is a mandatory requirement of the Coxswain Grade 1 and Coxswain Grade 2 qualifications (where a vessel has a VHF, HR or UHF radio onboard). This certificate is also required for those recreational vessel operators who have a VHF radio onboard.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Short-Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) License issued by ACMA.

Students will learn about:

  • VHF, HF, UHF radios
  • Different stations and frequencies required for communication
  • Operating procedures for routine, distress, urgency and safety communications
  • Marine DSC techniques and procedures, public correspondences, Seaphone and
  • EPIRBs
  • Search and Rescue in Australia
  • Marine radio equipment basic trouble shooting and maintenance
MARC043 Transmit and receive information by marine radio

Students are required to purchase book AMCMARINE Marine Radio Operator’s Handbook Maritime 2013 AMC Marine 21.

  • Transmit and receive information by marine radio, including using marine very high frequency (VHF) and high frequency (HF) radio according to regulations 
  • Carry out user maintenance and fault-finding procedures on radio equipment and power supplies 
  • Operate emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), search and rescue radar transponders (SARTs), automatic identification system search and rescue transmitters (AIS-SARTs), AIS man overboard (AIS-MOB) devices and digital selective calling MOB (DSC-MOB) devices. 

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 2

Broome Campus - 8 - 11 December, 2023

When 8 - 11 December, 2023
Where Broome Campus
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $40.50 $94.00 $134.50
Concession $12.00 $94.00 $106.00

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Register your interest now