Course Details

Port Adelaide 2017
Feb 9 - 10
Mar 30 - 31
May 18 - 19
Jun 22 - 23
2nd half of 2017 to be released later in the year.

Port Lincoln 2017
Mar 2 - 3
May 29 - 30
Aug 31 - Sep 1
Nov 9 - 10

Please see our 2017 timetable for current prices.*

*OMC may change their examination price which will affect the final price of the course.

For students who are required to resit the exam or who want to undertake the exam without enrolling in the course, the fee is $135.


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Course Information

This course aims to ensure that candidates are competent in the operation of MF/HF and VHF radio, in particular its use with respect to distress, urgency, and safety messages.

Students who successfully complete the regulatory exam will be eligible to receive a Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) issued by the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC).

Certificates will not be issued to anyone under 16 years of age.

Course content:

  • Ship Station Operators and use of stations
  • Special provisions for distress, urgency and safety
  • Distress procedures and method of sending urgency and safety signals
  • Limited coast stations for the fishing industry
  • Inshore boating radio communication service
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacons
  • Operating DSC transmitters

This course prepares the student for the examination for the Long Range Operator's Certificate of Proficiency.

Students should bring 1 passport-size photograph of themselves as well as writing materials for note taking. A highlighter or fluorescent pen is also useful.


  • Nil

Other details:

  • Total course cost includes exam fees and learning guides.

Training Package Information

National Code
Transmit and receive information by marine radio

For those students who would like more information about this course, please contact AMFA.

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