Boating Education Courses - Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate

Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate

The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.

Aim: To learn correct Marine VHF Radio operation.
Duration: 6 Hours.
Qualification: Maritime VHF Operator Certificate.  Unit Standard 19491 v2 available.

Modules:

1. Routine Operation

  • Common features & functions
  • Pro-words & phonetic alphabet
  • Call signs & channel allocation

2. Safety

  • Trip reports
  • Weather information
  • Securite

3. Distress & Urgency

  • "Mayday" & "Pan" calls
  • EPIRB and SAR

Maritime VHF Operator Certificate Tutorials

Learn from an experienced tutor at one of the many education centres throughout the country.

Price: Tutorial fees are variable throughout the country. Please obtain a quote from the venue of your choice.
Timetable: Please see the timetable below for details.

Marine VHF Radio Call Signs (NZ waters only)

A Marine VHF Radio Call Sign is a unique identification code for your boat. It is registered on the National Search and Rescue database, and provides instant information about your vessel to help SAR personnel find you faster.

Cost: $45
Credit Card: To charge the $45 fee to your Visa or MasterCard, apply online or phone 0800 40 80 90 or download the application from www.boatingeducation.org.nz.
Cheque: To pay the $45 fee by cheque,
phone 0800 40 80 90 or download the application from www.boatingeducation.org.nz.

Why it is important to use a Marine VHF Radio:

  1. To communicate distress immediately.
  2. Continuous contact with search and rescue nationwide.
  3. To hear other boaties in distress.
  4. To get regular weather updates.
  5. A cell phone lets you talk to one person, a VHF lets you talk to many people.
  6. It could save your life in an emergency

Maritime VHF Operator Certificate Online

This online course can be completed on: iPad, Android, iPhone, PC and Mac computers. There are audio and video files to assist you.
You can complete the entire assessment and gain your official certificate fully online.
The Maritime VHF Operator Certificate ONLINE has been approved by Radio Spectrum Management.


Note: This course does not include use of SSB radio. If you are travelling outside New Zealand waters please complete the Maritime Restricted Operator Certificate Course instead.


Price: $75.00 (includes assessment fee)
Phone: 0800 40 80 90 or book online
Email:
Office: 165 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
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Maritime VHF Operator Certificate Home Study

Now you can learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. Ideal for people who cannot attend a Marine VHF Radio course due to a restricted schedule or geographical location.

The Maritime VHF Operator Certificate assessment is only available within New Zealand.

Includes: Maritime VHF Operator Certificate Manual, Study Guide and CD-Rom.

Available from Coastguard Boating Education, nationwide delivery.

Note: CD-Rom does not work on Mac computers


Price: $75.00 (includes assessment fee)
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
Email:
Office: 165 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
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Timetable of Tutorials

 Region A - Northland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Coastguard Maritime School - Whangarei 0508 737 283 Contact to register interest $110.00  
Kerikeri Cruising Club 09 407 9434 Gill Durham Contact Melanie MacDiarmid, Jo White to register interest. Discount for KCC members    
Tutukaka Marina 021 883 546 Paula Geard Contact to register interest    
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Auckland Canoe & Kayak 09 815 2073 or 021 550 209 Contact to register interest    
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 299 5533 Contact to register interest    
Elements Watersports 0800 486 729 Contact to register interest    
NZ Legend Boating Club - Avondale 021 112 0678 Contact to register interest.    
Royal Akarana Yacht Club, 8 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay 09 524 9945 Contact to register interest $135.00  
Selwyn College 09 521 9623 Contact to register interest    
Waiheke High School 09 372 9868 Trevor Davies Contact to register interest    
Courses starting October 2014 (Auckland)
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 28th - Tue 28th Oct 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
46 South Marine & Adventure Training 021 228 4473 Thu 30th - Thu 30th Oct 6-9pm
Westhaven Auckland. Evening course
$110.00
Courses starting November 2014 (Auckland)
Rutherford College 09 834 4099 Wed 5th - Wed 12th Nov 6.30-9pm
2 Wednesday nights
$98.00
Coastguard Maritime School -(MRC) 0508 737 283 Sun 9th - Sun 9th Nov 9am -3pm
Sunday
$110.00
46 South Marine & Adventure Training 021 228 4473 Wed 12th - Wed 12th Nov Westhaven Auckland. Evening course $110.00  
Coastguard Maritime School - Milford 0508 737 283 Sat 15th - Sat 15th Nov 9am -3pm
A Saturday Course
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Maraetai 0508 737 283 Sun 16th - Sun 16th Nov 9am -3pm
Sunday 1 Day.
$110.00
Auckland MRC 0508 737 283 Wed 19th - Wed 26th Nov 7pm-10pm
Wednesdays, 2 nights
$110.00
Auckland MRC 0508 737 283 Wed 19th - Wed 26th Nov 7pm-10pm
Wednesdays, 2 nights
$110.00
Selwyn College 09 521 9623 Wed 19th - Wed 26th Nov 6-9pm
Wednesday nights for 2 weeks
$109.00
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 (Outside Auckland) (09) 361 4700 (Inside Auckland) Thu 27th - Thu 27th Nov 10am- 4pm
Saturday - 1 day
$116.00
Courses starting December 2014 (Auckland)
Auckland MRC 0508 737 283 Sun 7th - Sun 7th Dec 9am -3pm
Sunday 1 Day
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School -Howick 0508 737 283 Mon 8th - Mon 15th Dec 7pm - 9.30pm
Monday 2 nights
$110.00
Te Atatu BoatingClub 021 112 0678 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Dec 4.30pm-10.30pm
contact to register interest
$140.00
Coastguard Maritime School -Half Moon Bay (BBYC) 0508 737 283 Sun 14th - Sun 14th Dec 9am -3pm
Sunday
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Orakei 0508 737 283 Tue 16th - Wed 17th Dec 7pm - 10pm
Tue, Wed 2 nights
$110.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Coastguard Raglan 07 825 0345 or 027 602 8036 Contact to register interest    
Elements Watersports - Tauranga 0800 486 729 Contact to register interest    
Hamilton Yacht Club (Float your Boat) 07 827 0443 or 0272 365 701 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting November 2014 (Waikato / BOP)
Coastguard Maritime School - Raglan 0508 737 283 Sat 15th - Sat 15th Nov 9am -3pm
A Saturday Course
$110.00
Whangamata Coastguard/ Whitianga 07 867 1254 Sun 23rd - Sun 23rd Nov 9am-4.30pm
1 Day Course Sat 23/11/2014
$80.00
Courses starting December 2014 (Waikato / BOP)
Coastguard Raglan 0508 737 283 Mon 15th - Wed 17th Dec 9am -3pm
Sunday 1 Day
$110.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Coastguard South Taranaki 06 278 3557 Les Stevens Contact to register interest    
Coastguard Taranaki 06 758 3750 Contact to register interest.    
Coastguard Taupo 07 378 0880 Contact to register interest    
Hawkes Bay Volunteer Coastguard 06 877 7369 Brian Horrocks Contact to register interest    
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Evans Bay Marina 04 388 8544 or 027 447 2209 Contact to register interest. Private classes (max 4 students) on demand. $100 $90.00  
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 04 939 6702 Contact to register interest    
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Blenheim/Picton 5736482 or 0274332824 Contact to register interest any time. $120.00  
Picton Maritime School 03 573 8868 Starts 10am
Every Sunday of the month
$80.00  
Takaka 0274 463 891 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting November 2014 (Upper South Island)
Nelson Coastguard Marine Rescue Centre 03 547 3513 Tue 18th - Tue 25th Nov 6.30-9.30pm
Tueaday. First evening 6.30-9.30, second evening assessment. MROC available on request
$95.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Christchurch 03 3899259 or 027 4355239 6:30pm start
Home Study Students Contact to register interest.
$90.00  
Coastguard Timaru 027 203 0848 Tony Lister Contact to register interest    
Papanui RSA 03 352 7182 or 027 432 6102 Contact to register interest For more information visit www.waynemiddleton.co.nz    
Rangiora High School 03 313 7005 ext 2130 Sally McGill Contact to register interest    
Courses starting November 2014 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Papanui RSA 03 352 7182 or 0274 326 102 Sat 8th - Sat 8th Nov 9am-1pm
For more information visit www.waynemiddleton.co.nz
$135.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Dunedin 03 454 3262 or 027 437 5242 Minimum of 4 needed for the course to proceed.    
Lake Dunstan Yacht Club 03 454 3262 or 027 437 5242 Minimum of 4 needed for the course to proceed.    
Owaka/Balclutha/Te Anau/Oamaru 03 454 3262 or 027 437 5242 A minimum of 4 needed for the course to proceed    
Stewart Island/ Dunedin 027 276 8817 Contact to register interest    
Wanaka 03 443 1937 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting November 2014 (Lower South Island)
Dunedin 034543262 or 0274375242 Tue 18th - Thu 20th Nov 7pm-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. One day group courses at other venues on demand. A minimum of 4 people needed for the course to proceed.
   
Courses starting December 2014 (Lower South Island)
Stewart Island 027 276 8817 Sun 14th - Sat 20th Dec VHF Radio Operator Certificate Course - 14-20 December 2014 along with Adventure Expedition Voyage to the South at Stewart Island – suitable for Year 11-13 students    
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