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MARSS00011 Marine Radio Operator's VHF Skill Set

National ID: MARSS00011 State ID: AC874
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This two day skill set provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to use a VHF marine radio correctly.

This course is a mandatory requirement of the Coxswain Grade 1 and Coxswain Grade 2 qualifications (where a vessel has a VHF 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 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

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


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.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $169.12
Concession: $121.38

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