Who is this course for?
Under the Radio Communications Act 1992, the installation and operation of VHF marine radio equipment aboard any Australian Vessel must be authorised by a licence.
SROCP (Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency) qualifications are required for those boat owners who have a VHF radio fitted aboard their boats. The SROCP is a sufficient qualification for those who intend only to own and operate VHF radio equipment.
On successful completion of the course, students receive the Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) Licence from the Office of Maritime Communications. The SROCP licence certificate does not expire.
About this course
This one day course is held on a Saturday commencing at 8.00 am. The Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) course Lecturers are Sea Rescue Volunteers who are qualified radio operators with many years of experience in handling marine radio communication.
At the end of this course a successful candidate will be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to use VHF radiotelephony and digital selective calling (DSC) operating procedures, particularly those relating to distress, urgency and safety.
Demonstrate an understanding of simple maintenance practices required to keep their marine radio equipment in in good working order, including the repair of minor faults.
Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with VHF radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system
Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities.
8.00 am Saturday
House Keeping Announcements
Introduction to Marine Radio Course
Marine Radio Equipment
Radio Base Tour
Pro-Words, understand parts of a call and phonetics
General information for Ship Station
Maritime Communication Coast Radio and limited Coastal Stations
Operating Procedures for routine Communications
Operating Procedures for Emergency Communications
DSC Digital Selective calling communications
Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
S R A Search and Rescue Australia
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Propagation
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Radio Equipment
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Components of a Marine Radio
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Transceiver Controls
Marine Radio Communications Equipment – Care and Maintenance
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Batteries
Marine Radio Communication Equipment – Fault finding
Closed book Examination
Self-evaluation and discussion
Practice with Hand Held Radios
Briefing for Examination – Exam to Follow
Non Members $130 per person
Members $120.00 per person.