Course Type:
Short Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
1.5 Sessions 9.00am-4.00pm
Lakes Entrance Seamec

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Course Overview

It is a legal requirement that all persons operating a VHF or MF/HF Marine Radio hold a Certificate of Proficiency. This includes recreational vessels as well as commercial operators.

SEAMEC offers Marine Radio Operator training to both Commercial and Recreational boat operators. Our training is conducted by qualified and experienced trainers so you can be assured you will receive quality training which is up-to-date.

At the completion of the course an examination will be conducted. This examination is administered by the Australian Maritime College on behalf of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Upon passing the exam, students will receive their LROCP licence in the mail.

You will learn:

  • Operator and legislative requirements
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • How to access Search and Rescue services
  • Use of Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons (EPIRB) and other location equipment
  • Practical use of Marine Radios (27 MHz, VHF and MF/HF)
  • Care and maintenance of radio communication equipment
Please note that previously issued MROCVP and MROCP qualifications are considered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to be equivalent to the SROCP and LROCP respectively. Older qualifications such as RROCP - Restricted Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency ROCP - Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency are not equivalent.

Course Dates

Due to the current uncertainty we are taking expression of interests for the specified dates and will be in contact with you prior the anticipated commencement. Please fill out the enquiry form to register your interest.

Please note: The examination fee is not included in the course fee. An $89 exam fee is payable by the student to AMC via credit card, cheque or money order – visit  for more information.

Qualifications and Recognition


Career Opportunities

  • Recreational boating
  • Commercial vessel operation
  • Coast Guard members

Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost


Materials Fees

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules


Multiple choice examination of 50 questions provided by an external agency (Australian Maritime College)