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Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the external examination required to obtain a Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) issued by the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC).

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Great Barrier Reef International Marine College Start date: 31 Oct 2022 Duration: 2 days
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
Full Fee

Course overview

If you intend travelling on offshore coastal voyages, or are applying to AMSA for a Certificate of Competence as a Coxswain, Master < 24 or Master < 35, you should obtain an LROCP Certificate which incorporates knowledge of both Medium Frequency/High Frequency (MF/HF) Radios, designed for long range transmission, and VHF radios.

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

What you will study

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete the unit listed below.


  • MARC043
    Transmit and receive information by marine radio
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to: - transmit and receive information by marine radio, including using marine very high frequency (VHF) and high frequency (HF) radio according to regulations carry out user maintenance and fault-finding procedures on radio equipment and power supplies - operate emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), search and rescue radar transponders (SARTs), automatic identification system search and rescue transmitters (AIS-SARTs), AIS man overboard (AIS-MOB) devices and digital selective calling MOB (DSC-MOB) devices.
  • Transmit and receive information by marine radio
Ways to study
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
31 Oct 2022
2 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Monday, Tuesday
  • Full fee: $320
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
12 Dec 2022
2 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Monday, Tuesday
  • Full fee: $320

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Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set (MARSS00010)

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Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Students must be 16 years of age, have a minimum of year 10 with a sound achievement in English and Mathematics or the equivalent, or gain mature age entry.

Resources required

Please be aware you will need to provide the following additional items at your cost:

  • An examination fee of $89.00 for the written test (cheques or money orders should be made payable to the University of Tasmania or credit card facility is available)
  • One current passport photo
  • A notebook and pen are required for theory components.

Attire is to be of current industry standard with enclosed footwear to be worn at all times.

Need to know

One current passport size photo for the radio license application must be brought with you to class.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.