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Centre Course - VHF Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency

Centre Course - VHF Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency
9 Mar 2016 6:00 PM  -  9:30 PM 
Organised By Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Event Location Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Training Centre
Invited Classes
Contact name Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Address 2900 Point Nepean Rd

State VIC
Country Australia
Phone 03 59888453
Course Description

A theory session on rules, use of the radio, emergencies, DSC, EPIRB, etc. followed by a theory test – 25 questions, multiple choice answers.   There is then a practical hands on test – actually operating the latest marine VHF radios.   The AWQ certificate is presented at the end of the course. 

This certificate will enable you to obtain the MMSI number,  required to operate the DSC (digital selective calling system). 

Once you have erolled and paid, you will have access to:
  •  online handbook,
  • videos
  • practice test questions.

Spending about an hour pre reading will greatly assist you at the course.

Many courses are run each month at the Blairgowrie, City/Albert Park Lake, and Frankston

Course times are 6pm to 9pm.

The AWQ Certificate is presented at the end of the course.

Course Outcomes
  • 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 the marine radio equipment specified in (1) in good working order, including the repair of minor faults
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulations applicable to ship stations equipped with radiotelephony and digital selective calling facilities
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Australian marine search and rescue system
Type of Event Training Course
Level of Event All
Category of Event Education
Event ID75939
Area ID6955
Course ID2683

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