Marine Radio Qualifications









Do I need a Marine Radio Licence?
The Australian Radio Communications Act 1992 specifies that it is a legal requirement that If you use a VHF radio onboard your boat then the operator of a marine radio must hold an Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency.

Both the Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) and Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) courses are based on ACMA requirements. 

The course is delivered by those who are also experienced volunteer radio operators with emergency & commercial radio use backgrounds.


What are the benefits?

Ability to use your radio regularly and enjoy the extra safety it provides

Confidence that you know what you’re doing and sound as if you do
The skill to use your radio in an emergency when every second counts
Top value for a hands-on course delivered by volunteers

Your fee supports the organisation of SEQUEST

Marine Radio Frequencies * Marine Radio Equipment

Marine Radio Procedures * Power Supplies

Digital Selective Calling (DSC) * Use of Marine Repeater Channels

For Individuals $150 For Pensions/Groups/ Non-profit discounts available

Minimum prescribed age in years - 16.

All we need from you is your Exam Fee, Passport-sized & quality photo of yourself
Most importantly bring a Pen and Paper for notes
Pre-training: There is a VHF handbook and practice questions that can be accessed online. The book
cannot be printed but can be viewed or read online and practice exam questions are featured: