• Code
  • 0417SROCP
  • Type
  • Short Course
  • Cost
  • $225
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Times
  • 1 Session 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Location
  • Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC)
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Course Overview

It is a legal requirement that all persons operating a VHF Marine Radio hold a Short Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency or SROCP. This includes recreational vessels as well as commercial operators.

This qualifications fulfils the marine radio requirements for the Coxswain Grade 1 and 2 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency.

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 SROCP licence in the mail.

You will learn:

  • Operator and legislative requirements
  • 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 VHF Marine Radio
  • Care and maintenance of radio communication equipment

Course Dates


Lakes Entrance (Seamec)9.00am-4.30pm3 September
Lakes Entrance (Seamec)9.00am-4.30pm12 November

Qualifications and Recognition


Career Opportunities

  • Recreational boating
  • Commercial vessel operation
  • Coast Guard members

Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

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

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules


Multiple choice examination of 25 questions provided by an external agency (Australian Maritime College)


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