Marine Radio
in Tasmania

Marine Radio Operator Courses

Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)

Regular courses for operators of marine radios are offered in Southern Tasmania. Courses cover the regulations governing radios and their use, correct operating procedures, distress, urgency and safety messages, digital selective calling, EPIRBs and basic radio maintenance.

It is a legal requirement for operators of either VHF short range radios or MF/HF long range radios that a Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP), or equivalent, is held. Operating these radios without a certificate of proficiency could render a person liable to a heavy fine under the Australian Radiocommunications Act 1992.

The radio operator's certificate gained from this course is internationally recognised and valid for life.

Enrol in a course now and have the satisfaction of understanding correct procedures, being legally qualified to use the radio and having a lifetime operator's certificate.

Next Operators' Course

Sandy Bay, Tasmania. The commencement date of the next course can be obtained by contacting The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The course is generally from 6.30 to 9.30 pm but is sometimes conducted at other times and will be at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania conducted over three (possibly four) evenings.

Course fee includes all other costs.
Register with the RYCT at Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay. Ph 03 6223 4599.

Other Courses

Sailtrain/Derwent Sailing Squadron. Apply through Adult Education. Look for the next course guide.

Australian Maritime College, Launceston

LROCP Syllabus

Course covers regulations, operating procedures, distress, urgency and safety messages, EPIRBs, radio types and basic maintenance.

Topics that the course covers for a student to gain the LROCP.

Course Fee Includes

Marine Radio Operators Handbook
AMC Examination fee
Venue hire, refreshments.

The actual course cost can be obtained from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

Course Application form

Apply now to enrol in a course.



Updated 25 July 2017. © Copyright. A Douglas 2017