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 course can be completed on: iPad, Android, PC and Mac computers. There are audio and video files to assist you.

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: $79.00 (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: $79.00 (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 March 2015 (Northland)
Whangarei Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Mar 8.30am - 3.00pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Bay of Islands Coastguard 0508 737 283 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 9pm - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jul 10am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Maraetai Coastguard 09 303 4303 Tue 17th - Tue 24th Mar 7pm - 10pm
2 Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 24th - Tue 31st Mar 6pm - 9pm
2 Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Auckland)
Maritime Coastguard School - Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Wed 8th - Wed 15th Apr 7pm - 10pm
2 Wednesday Evenings
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Hibiscus Coast Boat Club 09 303 4303 Sun 12th - Sun 12th Apr 9pm - 3pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 18th - Sat 18th Apr 9.30am-4pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Panmure Yachting Boating Club 09 303 4303 Tue 28th Apr - Tue 5th May 7pm-10pm
2 Tuesday Nights
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Sun 3rd - Sun 3rd May 9am - 3pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Browns Bay Marine Centre 09 303 4303 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 9am - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 4303 Mon 22nd - Mon 29th Jun 7pm - 10pm
2 Monday Evenings
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sat 27th - Sat 27th Jun 9am - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Taupo Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 10am- 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whakatane Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Raglan 0508 737 283 Sat 18th - Sat 18th Apr 9am - 3pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Whangamata VCG 0800 40 80 90 Sun 19th - Sun 19th Apr 9am-3pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jul 10am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2015 (Central North Island)
Manawatu Marine Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Central North Island)
Hawke's Bay Coastguard Operations and Education Centre 0800 40 80 90 Tue 14th - Thu 16th Apr 7pm-9pm
2 evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Coastguard Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting April 2015 (Upper South Island)
Picton Emergency Operation Centre 0800 40 80 90 Fri 17th - Sat 18th Apr Fri 6.30pm-9.30pm Sat 9.00-12.00pm
Friday evening and Saturday morning
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Upper South Island)
Tallys Marine Rescue Centre, Greymouth 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Port Nelson Visitors Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting April 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 19th - Sun 19th Apr 10am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Fri 15th - Fri 15th May 10am - 4.30pm
1 Friday
$116.00
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 18th - Sun 18th Oct 9am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting December 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 6th - Sun 6th Dec 9am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2015 (Lower South Island)
Otago 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
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