Effective communication at sea in a modern environment.
About the course
Our Online Radio Course allows you to learn everything you need to know about using VHF Radios, at your own pace and whenever you like. At the end of this course, you will know how to call for help in an emergency, communicate with other vessels at sea, and understand how to use various safety equipment you may have onboard. A VHF Radio Licence will also allow you to apply for an MMSI number for your vessel.
What will I learn?
Marine VHF uses & how to communicate at sea
VHF Repeater Stations and distress, urgency & safety signals
How to use EPIRBs and SARTS
Using DSC enabled radios & Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
"The online training, the provision of course materials and the regular communication from ABB was very professional"
Bruce and Anne Grey, Jeanneau 379
Getting Started with the Online Course Aft you have enrolled, we will send your login details, a VHF Operators Handbook, and information on how to book your test at a convenient time for you. The online course involves around 3-5 hours of study, and then you are required to complete a 30-minute exam to get your licence.
The Exam There are two parts to the VHF Radio Exam. The theory component is a test with 25 multiple choice questions. The required mark to pass is 70%. The practical component in which you will need to demonstrate the basic operation of a VHF Radio, We will also assess your ability to perform a radio check and how you would call for help.
Booking your exam time is easy when you are confident that you understand the course content and you have completed the revision questions. We will send you a link to schedule your exam using our online booking calendar.
Qualification On completion of the online course and passing the exam, you will be issued with an Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency - SROCP (formerly MROVCP) from the Office of Maritime Communications. This certificate does not expire. From here you will be able to confidently use a VHF Radio and be able to apply for an MMSI number.
Above and Beyond Boating was founded in 2011 to support Sydney-based boat owners to not just learn about boat handling or sailing, but also teach the wider skills needed to confidently and safely skipper their boats.
They have worked with thousands of boat owners assisting them achieving a wide range of boating dreams.
One of the Above and Beyond Boating philosophies is to assist their customers to step outside of their nautical comfort zones and ensure that they achieve the goals they dreamed of when they purchased the boat.
They bring the skills and experience of world-class trainers straight to your vessel.