MARC043 – Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency(LROCP)- issued by Office of Maritime Communications at Australian Maritime College. 

COVID Advice – Refer to current public health and social measures and face mask requirements across Queensland
Please be aware that as the practical assessment venue is at the Whitsunday Sailing Club we come under the Restrictions for unvaccinated people. The current advice is from December 17 2021. The applicable directive from Qld Health is unvaccinated people will be unable to: attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes).

Course dates 2022

27    March
24     April
22     May
19    June
17     July
21     August
25     September
23     October
20     November
18     December

1/2 day (8:00am – 1pm)

Classroom theory and assessment

Course fee
$151.00 plus $89  TOTAL $240 for the Radio Licence Application to the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC)

$50 for handbook or alternately it can be viewed online here.

To enrol or more information call  (07) 49 466 710 or email

Entry requirements
Minimum age 16 years

Transmit and receive information by marine radio.

Operators of marine radios on vessels and at maritime coast stations, other than those solely using 27 MHz frequencies, are required to hold a Certificate of Proficiency or an equivalent overseas qualification. This certificate covers both VHF and MF/HF operation. Pre-study is recommended.

Test your knowledge with LROCP Revision Questions here

What to bring
passport photo ID for radio licence and

Useful links
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Please refer to the useful links page on this website.

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