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 May 2016 (Northland)
Russell - Bay of Islands Sword Fish Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th May 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting June 2016 (Northland)
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
Whangarei Cruising Club 09 303 4303 Sat 9th - Sat 9th Jul 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting September 2016 (Northland)
Whangarei Cruising Club 09 303 4303 Sun 18th - Sun 18th Sep 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2016 (Auckland)
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
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club - IN CHINESE 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jun 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday - Please note this course will be run in Chinese.
$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 July 2016 (Auckland)
Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Wed 27th Jul - Wed 3rd Aug 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesdays
$116.00
Courses starting August 2016 (Auckland)
Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club 09 303 4303 Sun 7th - Sun 7th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Rowan Muir Community Centre - Maraetai 09 303 4303 Sun 7th - Sun 7th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 09 303 4303 Sun 21st - Sun 21st Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Thu 25th Aug - Thu 1st Sep 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursdays
$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
Massey University, Albany 09 303 4303 Tue 13th - Tue 20th Sep 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesdays
$116.00
Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Sat 17th - Sat 17th Sep 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2016 (Auckland)
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sat 1st - Sat 1st Oct 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday
$116.00
Browns Bay Marine Centre 09 303 4303 Sun 2nd - Sun 2nd Oct 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
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
Courses starting August 2016 (Waikato / BOP)
Hamilton Scout Hall 09 303 4303 Sun 28th - Sun 28th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
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 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 July 2016 (Upper South Island)
St Johns - Blenheim 0800 40 80 90 Sun 3rd - Sun 3rd Jul 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$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)
St Johns - Blenheim 0800 40 80 90 Sat 22nd - Sat 22nd 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 July 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Forklift Training Centre, Hornby 0800 40 80 90 Sun 31st - Sun 31st Jul 9:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday
$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 November 2016 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 6th - Sun 6th Nov 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday
$116.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting October 2016 (Lower South Island)
Riverton Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 10th - Thu 13th Oct 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday & Thursday Evenings
$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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