VHF RADIO COURSES
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Marine and Industrial Training Services conduct regular VHF radio courses in our Osborne Park premises. We also can come to you if you have a group of people interested in obtaining their MROVCP.

We supply all the necessary materials and equipment but you will need to provide some photographic identification, and a passport type photograph.

Please contact us to obtain details and costs of our next course.

Marine and Industrial Training Services are agents for GME products and are able to offer attractive details on most of their range.

More Information

In accordance with Australian Communications Authority (ACA) regulations if you operate Marine VHF Radio equipment on your vessel then you must be in possession of a Certificate of Proficiency permitting you to operate such equipment.
The Office of Maritime Communications at the Australian Maritime College is responsible for the management of all functions associated with marine radio examinations and certification services in Australia.
To obtain a VHF Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP) a 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, 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 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
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system
How do I book my Course?
You can organise a VHF Radio Course through Marine Industrial and Training Services by contacting us using the details at the top of the page or by contacting us directly via email over the web using the contact us page on our web site.