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    
Courses starting January 2015 (Northland)
COASTGUARD BOATING EDUCATION 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Thu 31st Dec 2015 For All Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Dargaville & Whangarei, contact Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Courses starting February 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Whangarei 033034303 Sun 15th - Sun 15th Feb 2015 9am-3pm
Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hrs Saturday Course
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Bay of Islands 09 303 9364 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 2015 9pm - 3pm
6hr course held Sat 11 April 2015
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6hr course on Sunday 16/5/15
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Northland)
Kerikeri Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Tue 2nd - Mon 8th Jun 2015 Tue 630-930pm; Thur 630-930pm; Mon 630-930pm
Course held Tue 2 Jun, Thur 4 Jun from 630-930pm (Mon 6 Jun is for those who want to attend the MRROC component of the course - extra charges apply)
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jul 2015 10am-4.30pm
6hr course on Saturday
$116.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Auckland)
AUCKLAND 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Tue 1st Dec 2015 For All Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in Auckland, contact Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Coastguard School Holiday Program (FULL) 0508737283 Mon 12th - Tue 20th Jan 2015 9am - 3pm most days
Full Coastguard School Holiday Program includes Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Day Skipper Course and "On the Water" Day Skipper Experience, specifically designed for ages 12+ (with NZQA Unit Standards if required). Parental or Guardian permission applies.
$435.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 033034303 Tue 13th - Thu 15th Jan 2015 7pm-10pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 2 nights
$116.00
Coastguard School Holiday Program 0508737283 Mon 19th - Tue 20th Jan 2015 9am-3pm
2-day Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate specifically designed for ages 12+ to achieve NZQA unit standards. Option to included Day Skipper & "On the Water" Day Skipper Experience aboard a Coastguard Training Vessel - see full course description above. Parental or Guardian permission required.
$135.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Browns Bay 033034303 Tue 27th Jan - Tue 3rd Feb 2015 7pm-10pm
Tuesday
$116.00
Courses starting February 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 033034303 Mon 16th - Mon 23rd Feb 2015 7pm-10pm
2 Monday nights
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 033034303 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 2015 9am -3pm
Saturday
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 2015 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Evening course Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Half Moon Bay (BBYC) 033034303 Sun 1st - Sun 1st Mar 2015 9am -3pm
Sunday
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 033034303 Thu 12th - Thu 19th Mar 2015 7pm-10pm
2 Thursday nights
$116.00
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Tue 24th - Tue 31st Mar 2015 6pm - 9pm
Run over 2 Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Auckland)
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 2015 5:30pm to 10:30pm
6hr evening course
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Auckland)
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Jun 2015 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Evening course
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
WAIKATO, TAUPO & BAY OF PLENTY 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Tue 1st Dec 2015 For All Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in the Waikato & Bay of Plenty, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Courses starting February 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Cambridge 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 14th - Sat 14th Feb 2015 10am-4.30pm
Weekend course
$116.00
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr VHF Course held Saturday 21 Feb 15
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Hamilton Scout Hall 0508 737 283 Sun 22nd - Sun 22nd Feb 2015 9am -3pm
Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Coastguard Maritime School - Raglan 0508 737 283 Sun 15th - Sun 15th Mar 2015 9am -3pm
Sunday
$116.00
Taupo Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 2015 10am-4.30pm
Full Saturday Course
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whakatane Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 2015 10am-4.30pm
6hr course starts Sat 11 Apr 15 at 10am
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr VHF Course
$116.00
Coastguard Raglan 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
Saturday Course
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 20th - Sat 20th Jun 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr course on Sat 20 June 15
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Central North Island)
MANAWATU, PALMERSTON NTH & WANGANUI 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Tue 1st Dec 2015 For All Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in the Manawatu, Palmerston North & Wanganui, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Manawatu Marine Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 24th - Sat 24th Jan 2015 9pm - 3pm
6-hour course Sat 24 Jan 2015
$116.00
Courses starting February 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 11th - Wed 18th Feb 2015 6:30-9:30pm
Course run over 2 Wed evenings
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Central North Island)
Manawatu Marine Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hour course over one day
$116.00
Taranaki Surf Lifesaving 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr course Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Wed 10th - Wed 17th Jun 2015 6:30-9:30pm
6-hour course run over 2x Wednesdays
$116.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Lower North Island)
WELLINGTON, HUTT VALLEY, KAPITI & MASTERTON 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Tue 1st Dec 2015 For All Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in the Greater Wellington & Wairarapa, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Upper South Island)
NELSON, PICTON, BLENHEIM & KAIKOURA 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Thu 31st Dec 2015 For all Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in Nelson, Picton, Blenheim & Kaikoura, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Courses starting March 2015 (Upper South Island)
Nelson Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr 1 day course
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Upper South Island)
Port Nelson Visitors Centre 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr 1 Day Course
$116.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Thu 31st Dec 2015 For all Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in Christchurch, Nth & Sth Cantebury & West Coast, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Courses starting May 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Tallys Marine Rescue Centre West Coast 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr course held on Saturday - West Coast
$116.00
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Fri 15th - Fri 15th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6hr course held on Sat 15 May 15
$116.00
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6hr course starts at Sat 30 May 15 at 10:30am
$116.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting January 2015 (Lower South Island)
OTAGO & SOUTHLAND 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Thu 1st Jan - Thu 31st Dec 2015 For all Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate enquiries in Dunedin, Queenstown, Clyde & Invercargill, call Coastguard Boating Education directly    
Courses starting February 2015 (Lower South Island)
Splash Palace Invercargill 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 28th - Sat 28th Feb 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr 1 day course
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Lower South Island)
Otago 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr Saturday course
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Lower South Island)
Splash Palace Invercargill 0800 40 80 90 Ask for Joanne Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jul 2015 10am-4.30pm
6-hr 1 day course
$116.00
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