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.

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.

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 June 2015 (Northland)
Kerikeri Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Tue 2nd - Thu 4th Jun 6:30-9:30pm
2 evenings - Tuesday, Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Northland)
Whangarei Cruising Club 09 303 4303 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Jul 9am - 3pm
One Saturday from 9am - 3pm
$116.00
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 June 2015 (Auckland)
Howick Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Mon 8th - Mon 15th Jun 7pm - 10pm
Two Monday nights from 7pm to 10pm
$116.00
Weiti Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Thu 18th - Thu 25th Jun 6.30-9:30pm
2 Thursday evenings.
$116.00
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
Courses starting July 2015 (Auckland)
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sun 5th - Sun 5th Jul 9am-3pm
1 Sunday. Does not include morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch.
$116.00
Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Wed 29th Jul - Wed 5th Aug 7pm - 10pm
Two Wednesday nights from 7pm to 10pm
$116.00
Courses starting August 2015 (Auckland)
Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club 09 303 4303 Sun 2nd - Sun 2nd Aug 8:30am to 4:30pm
One Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 15th - Sat 15th Aug 9am - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 09 303 4303 Sun 16th - Sun 16th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Sunday from 9am to 3pm
$116.00
Auckland Marine Rescue Centre 09 303 4303 Thu 27th Aug - Thu 3rd Sep 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Two Thursday nights from 7pm to 10pm.
$116.00
Courses starting September 2015 (Auckland)
Massey University, Albany 09 303 4303 Thu 17th - Thu 24th Sep 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Two Thursday nights from 7pm to 10pm
$116.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Auckland)
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 17th - Sat 17th Oct 9am - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
Courses starting November 2015 (Auckland)
Selwyn College 0800 40 80 90 Tue 24th Nov - Tue 1st Dec 6pm-9pm
2 Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting December 2015 (Auckland)
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 12th - Sat 12th Dec 9am - 3pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Canoe & Kayak, Mt Maunganui 0800 40 80 90 Tue 9th - Fri 12th Jun 6pm-9pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Friday
$116.00
Whangamata Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sun 28th - Sun 28th Jun 9am-5pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whakatane Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Tue 14th - Thu 16th Jul 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jul 10am - 4:30pm
1 Sunday
$116.00
Courses starting August 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Hamilton Scout Hall 09 303 4303 Sat 29th - Sat 29th Aug 9:00am to 3:00pm
One Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$116.00
Whakatane Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 29th - Sat 29th Aug 9am-5pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre, Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 10th - Wed 17th Jun 6:30-9:30pm
2 Wednesday evenings.
$116.00
SLS The Red Shed 09 303 4303 Wed 17th - Wed 24th Jun 6.30-9pm
2 Wednesday evenings. The SLS Red Shed is situated next to the Sports Fishing Club
$116.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Ocean Sports 0800 40 80 90 Mon 8th - Wed 10th Jun 5.30-8.30pm
Monday & Wednesday evenings Venue: Wellington Ocean Sports, 115 Oriental Parade, Wellington.
$116.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting June 2015 (Upper South Island)
Port Nelson Visitors Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Jun 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday
$116.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday.
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jul 9am - 5pm
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)
Port Otago, Scott Base 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4:30pm
1 Saturday.
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Lower South Island)
MB Technology, 23 Connell Street 0800 40 80 90 Tue 21st - Thu 23rd Jul 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting August 2015 (Lower South Island)
MB Technology, 23 Connell Street 0800 40 80 90 Tue 18th - Thu 20th Aug 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting September 2015 (Lower South Island)
MB Technology, 23 Connell Street 0800 40 80 90 Tue 22nd - Thu 24th Sep 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting October 2015 (Lower South Island)
MB Technology, 23 Connell Street 0800 40 80 90 Tue 20th - Thu 22nd Oct 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting November 2015 (Lower South Island)
MB Technology, 23 Connell Street 0800 40 80 90 Tue 17th - Thu 19th Nov 7pm-10pm
2 Evenings - Tuesday and Thursday
$116.00
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