Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (Marine Radio)

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who are required to hold a Long Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) issued by the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) in order to operate marine VHF and MF-HF radios.

Course requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, although it is recommended that pre course study is completed using the supplied materials

How will I be trained and assessed?

Training is very practical and is conducted in a classroom environment. Assessment is conducted during these training sessions. Assessment activities will include:

  • written assessments of underpinning knowledge
  • verbal assessments of understanding of actions to be taken during routine and emergency circumstances
  • practical simulated activities using required equipment
  • participants are also required to complete a written examination provided by the OMC

How is training delivered?

This course covers:

  • features and operation of marine communications equipment including VHF and MF-HF radios, EPIRBs, DSC and SARTs
  • procedures for making routine, distress, urgency and safety calls
  • simple maintenance practices and understanding of regulations

How long is the course?

This is a 2 day course (9am – 5pm). All of the equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by SMT. Participants must bring their own writing materials.

What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?

If you successfully complete all of the written, verbal and practical assessments, you will receive a Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) and anationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for

  • MARC020 Transmit and receive information by marine radio

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

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Course Dates

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Start Date Location Cost
Tue 30th Oct 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $317.00 Apply