ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

This one-day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety, and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC
1 September
Thu 01 Sep 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $385.00 incl. GST
Register1 place remaining
24 September
Sat 24 Sep 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $385.00 incl. GST
Register1 place remaining
1 October
Sat 01 Oct 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $385.00 incl. GST
Register4 places remaining
8 October
Sat 08 Oct 2022
1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $385.00 incl. GST
    12 November
    Sat 12 Nov 2022
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    4 February
    Sat 04 Feb 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    11 February
    Sat 11 Feb 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    18 February
    Sat 18 Feb 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    25 March
    Sat 25 Mar 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    29 April
    Sat 29 Apr 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST
    10 June
    Sat 10 Jun 2023
    1 day, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $385.00 incl. GST

To book a private course Enquire here

Description

All operators of marine radios in Australia are required by law to hold a certificate of proficiency.

For commercial RYA Yachtmasters, AMSA Masters, and Coxswains a marine radio operator's qualification is a pre-requisite for certification.  

Recreational sailors and powerboat operators are also strongly recommended to hold a marine radio operator's certificate. 

The marine radio provides an essential link both to global safety services and to other seafarers. It may one day save your life!

Course content

  • Radio wave propagation
  • Use of the radio in distress or urgency situations
  • Global search and rescue systems – GMDSS
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) for VHF and HF radios
  • Radio protocol during search and rescue
  • Satellite communications from your boat
  • Battery maintenance and vessel electrics
  • How emergency position indicating beacons work 

Our Instructors 

Our Marine Radio Operators' course is presented by an experienced ACMA qualified instructor/invigilator in our comfortable waterside classroom.  

Private course or exam?

If you can get your own group together you pay for 5 places and can bring up to 8. Contact us using the private course enquiry button above.

Study at home 

If you prefer to study the course syllabus in your own time we can arrange an invigilated examination for you at Flying Fish for $295 inclusive of exam fees. 

What's included

Training, exam fee, and certification.

Qualifications 

  • ACMA Marine Radio Operator Certificate (HF / VHF)
  • The course meets World Sailing SR 3.25 for racing yachts and is approved by the CYCA 

Before you start

  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • When you book we will send you some pre-course reading. 
  • it is very helpful to learn the Phonetic Alphabet beforehand.

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