23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

VHF Radio Course

Did you know that it is an offense to use a Marine VHF Radio without a Licence to Operate? There are severe penalties for the misuse of Marine Radio, including operating without a licence, and this includes hand-held portables. The Short Range Operators (VHF) Certificate of Proficiency is designed for those who are only carrying and/or operating a Very High Frequency (VHF) (Short Range) radio. Successful completion of the exam qualifies you to receive the SROCP* certificate. Course fee includes examination.

The purpose of this course is to help you pass the exam, gain your licence and be competent and legal in the operation of your radio. VHF Radio is a vital safety aid for vessels on coastal and inshore passages and is required carriage for vessels navigating in Coastal and Offshore waters. Knowledge of the correct procedures for operating a Marine Radio in an emergency could save your life.

Cost $190 per person


This is an elementary course that requires no previous knowledge.


The course will cover all aspects of the operation of Marine VHF Radios including:- Legal matters, principals of VHF Marine Radio, Radio Propagation, Channels and Frequencies, Ship and Shore Stations, Priority and Routine Communications, DSC, GMDSS, EPIRBS and SARTs and Power Supplies and Antennas.


Course is 6 hours and consists of 2 x 3 hr weeknight sessions from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.


Instructor will provide all learning support material & resources. You will need to bring with you a colour passport photograph, note book and black pen. You will also need to show photo ID.

*The SROCP certificate replaces the MROVCP. Radio operator licences are valid for life and holders of MROVCP do not need to upgrade or convert to SROCP.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact Jo at the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au


  • Monday 1st & Tue 2nd March 2021 – Fully Booked
  • Monday 22 & Tue 23 March 2021 – Fully Booked
  • Monday 29 & Tue 30 March 2021 – Register HERE

If you have any questions or want to discuss an alternative date, please contact the DSS on 62231977 or the Sailing Operations Manager 0417 121 575