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 Radio 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 Radio Operator Certificate Tutorials

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

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 Radio 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 Radio Operator Certificate assessment is only available within New Zealand.

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

Note: CD-Rom does not work on Mac computers

*** You have 12 months to complete your Home Study or Online course


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 February 2016 (Northland)
Whangarei Cruising Club 09 303 4303 Sun 14th - Sun 14th Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting March 2016 (Northland)
Bay of Islands Coastguard 09 303 4303 Sat 19th - Sat 19th Mar 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2016 (Northland)
Russell - Bay of Islands Swordfish Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Kerikeri Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Mon 11th - Tue 12th Apr 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Monday/Tuesday nights
$116.00
Russell - Bay of Islands Swordfish Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Northland)
Marsden Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Northland)
Whangarei RSA 0800 40 80 90 Sun 5th - Sun 5th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Tutukaka - Oceans Resort Hotel 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Northland)
Mangonui Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd Jul 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Mangawhai Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Jul 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2016 (Auckland)
Panmure Yachting & Boating Club 09 303 4303 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Saturday
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Mon 15th - Mon 22nd Feb 7:00pm to 10:00pm
2 x Monday Evenings
$116.00
Coastguard Maraetai 09 303 4303 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Saturday
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Sun 21st - Sun 21st Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting March 2016 (Auckland)
Northcote & Birkenhead Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 6th - Sun 6th Mar 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Thu 10th - Thu 17th Mar 7:00pm to 10:00pm
2 x Thursday Evenings
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 19th - Sat 19th Mar 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Mon 21st - Wed 23rd Mar 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday & Wednesday
$116.00
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 29th Mar - Tue 5th Apr 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting April 2016 (Auckland)
Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Wed 6th - Wed 13th Apr 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday Evenings
$116.00
Mangere - Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Panmure Yachting & Boating Club 09 303 4303 Tue 19th - Tue 26th Apr 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Auckland)
Browns Bay Marine Centre 09 303 4303 Sun 15th - Sun 15th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Sun 15th - Sun 15th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Rowan Muir Cruising Club - Maraetai 09 303 4303 Sun 15th - Sun 15th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Auckland)
Coastguard Howick 09 303 4303 Wed 8th - Wed 15th Jun 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday Evenings
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Mon 20th - Mon 27th Jun 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday Evenings
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Mon 20th - Mon 27th Jun 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday Evenings
$116.00
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Northcote & Birkenhead Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Auckland)
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Mon 5th - Mon 12th Sep 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday Evenings
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Hamilton Scout Hall 09 303 4303 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Rotorua - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Sport Bay of Plenty - Tauranga 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Whitianga - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 21st - Sat 21st May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Whangamata - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 4th - Sat 4th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Waihi - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Sport Bay of Plenty - Tauranga 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Jul 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2016 (Central North Island)
Taupo - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 19th - Sat 19th Mar 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2016 (Central North Island)
Hawke's Bay Coastguard Operations and Education Centre 0800 40 80 90 Mon 4th - Mon 4th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Gisborne - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Taranaki - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Tue 3rd - Tue 10th May 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Central North Island)
Foxton - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sun 5th - Sun 5th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2016 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Tue 26th Jul - Tue 2nd Aug 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Volunteer Coastguard, Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Feb 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Volunteer Coastguard, Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting August 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Volunteer Coastguard, Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Volunteer Coastguard, Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 29th - Sat 29th Oct 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting April 2016 (Upper South Island)
Blenheim - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Nelson - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Upper South Island)
Greymouth - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Upper South Island)
Nelson - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 10th - Sat 10th Sep 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Upper South Island)
Blenheim - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 15th - Sat 15th Oct 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting November 2016 (Upper South Island)
Greymouth - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 12th - Sat 12th Nov 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Sumner Life Boat 0800 40 80 90 Sun 6th - Sun 6th Mar 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting April 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Dunedin - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Timaru - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Apr 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th May 9:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting August 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Dunedin - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Timaru - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 22nd - Sat 22nd Oct 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2016 (Lower South Island)
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 7th - Thu 10th Mar 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Monday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2016 (Lower South Island)
Wanaka - Venue TBC 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 16th - Thu 19th May 6-9pm
Monday & Thursday Evening 6-9 pm
$116.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Lower South Island)
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 10th - Thu 13th Oct 6.00 - 9.00pm
Monday & Thursday Evenings 6-9 pm
$116.00
Courses starting November 2016 (Lower South Island)
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 12th - Sat 12th Nov 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
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