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|Timetable||Three hours on campus, plus four hours of online learning|
Marine radio is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can carry on board your boat, but you need to know how to use it to call for help in an emergency or other mishap.
Marine Search and Rescue runs a program of courses each year aimed at teaching members of the boating community how to use their marine radios correctly and appropriately.
Before choosing the right course for your needs, you should have an understanding of the regulations applying to marine radios and which require you to have a qualification to operate and a licence to own.
The Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) and Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) courses are based on Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) requirements.
The SROCP course will give you the ability to use correct marine radio operating procedures when using 27Mhz and VHF, including digital selective calling (DSC), an understanding of the operation and controls of typical marine radio equipment, simple maintenance practices and the regulations applicable to ship radio systems.
The LROCP course will enable you to operate VHF, MF and HF marine radios for enclosed, inshore and international offshore waters. It covers the ability to use correct marine radio operating procedures, in particular those relating to distress, urgency and safety messages for VHF including digital selective calling (DSC) and MF/HF (medium frequency and high frequency), as well as an understanding of the operation and controls of typical marine radio equipment, simple maintenance practices and the regulations applicable to ship radio systems.
On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Proficiency as a marine radio operator.
This short course does not include accredited units and training.
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