Marine Radio Operators Licence Course

Marine Radio Operators Certificate

Conducted by Anthony Little. OMC registered invigilator

Why do I need a Marine Radio operators certificate?

  • To operate a VHF transceiver

To operate a VHF transceiver with or without DSC fitted, the minimum radio operator qualification required is the AWQ or Short range certificate of proficiency (Marine radio operator’s VHF certificate of proficiency).

For more information about DSC click here

  • In order to obtain an MMSI and activate your AIS #

An MMSI is a unique nine digit number that is entered into certain marine radio communications equipment including AIS devices.

When using this equipment to send a distress alert, or to indicate some other emergency, the number assists emergency services to identify you and/or your vessel.

For more information about MMSI numbers click here

For more information about AIS click here

  • In order to operate a SSB / HF Radio

To operate an MF/HF transceiver (with or without DSC facilities) a Long range certificate (Marine radio operators certificate of proficiency) is the minimum qualification required. A separate maritime ship station licence is also required, which is issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

For more information about SSB/HF Radios click here


Course Information

This is a hands on fully accredited course which involves live the demonstration and usage of marine radios.

Where, When, How Much?

Courses will be held on the Gold Coast.

Course dates & times are flexible commencing January 15th - April 5th 2019. Contact Tony to discuss suitable dates.

Course Fee RRP -  $175.00

Rally Great Deal: $150.00* for past & present Down Under Rally Participants

*To qualify for Go East Rally discount rally certificate of participation will need to be provided at time of making payment

*Course fee includes issue of Licence and all related government charges

Pay at the course on the day - cash or credit card.


To attend the course or make an enquiry please submit the form below ASAP as numbers are limited.

If you prefer you can call Tony on 0418737831.

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