Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency - Marine Radio

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 Code


Course Type

Short Course

Study mode

On Campus


1 1/2 days


Lakes Entrance Seamec


1.5 Sessions 9.00am-4.00pm

Career opportunities

  • Recreational boating
  • Commercial vessel operation
  • Coast Guard members

Opportunities for further study


Qualifications and Recognition



Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information


Material and Equipment Supplied by Students

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To find out more visit the TAFE Gippsland website or contact us to discuss your option.

Course cost

For the course cost please visit the TAFE Gippsland website or cal 1300 133 717.