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    
Coastguard Maritime School - Whangarei 0508 737 283 Contact to register interest $110.00  
Kerikeri Cruising Club 09 407 9434 Gill Durham Contact Melanie MacDiarmid, Jo White to register interest. Discount for KCC members    
Marsden Cove - Whangarei 09 432 8438 or 029 775 6083 Contact to register interest. Please phone after 3pm.    
Rawene - Northland 09 405 7704 Graeme Darroch Contact to register interest    
Ruawai College 09 439 2216 Tracey Cartier Contact to register interest    
Tutukaka Marina 021 883 546 Paula Geard Contact to register interest    
Courses starting September 2014 (Northland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Whangarei 0508 737 283 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Sep 9am -3pm
Saturday
$110.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
46 South Marine & Adventure Training 021 228 4473 Contact to register interest    
Auckland Canoe & Kayak 09 815 2073 or 021 550 209 Contact to register interest    
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 299 5533 Contact to register interest    
Elements Watersports 0800 486 729 Contact to register interest    
Morningtide 021 421 416 Contact to register interest    
NZ Legend Boating Club - Avondale 021 112 0678 Contact to register interest.    
NZ Maritime School 09 379 4997 EXAMS ONLY - 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. Must register with school. Please contact reception.
   
Royal Akarana Yacht Club, 8 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay 09 524 9945 Contact to register interest $135.00  
Selwyn College 09 521 9623 Contact to register interest    
Waiheke High School 09 372 9868 Trevor Davies Contact to register interest    
Waiuku College 09 235 8139 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting July 2014 (Auckland)
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 15th - Tue 15th Jul 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Maraetai 0508 737 283 Sun 20th - Sun 20th Jul 9am-3pm
Sunday
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 29th - Tue 29th Jul 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Courses starting August 2014 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 9364 Mon 4th - Mon 11th Aug 7pm -10pm
2 Monday evenings
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 12th - Tue 12th Aug 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Coastguard Maritime School, Te Atatu BoatingClub 0508 737 283 Sun 17th - Sun 17th Aug 9am -3pm
A Sunday Course
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 26th - Tue 26th Aug 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 0508 737 283 Thu 28th Aug - Thu 4th Sep 7pm -10pm
2 Thursday evenings
$110.00
Courses starting September 2014 (Auckland)
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 9th - Tue 9th Sep 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Massey Uni Albany 0508 737 283 Thu 18th - Thu 25th Sep 7pm -10pm
2 Thursday evenings
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Orakei 0508 737 283 Mon 22nd - Mon 29th Sep 7pm - 10pm
2x Monday nights
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 23rd - Tue 23rd Sep 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Courses starting October 2014 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School -Browns Bay 0508 737 283 Sat 4th - Sat 4th Oct 9am -3pm
Saturday
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School -Half Moon Bay (BBYC) 0508 737 283 Sat 4th - Sat 4th Oct 9am -3pm
Saturday
$110.00
Coastguard Maritime School -(MRC) 0508 737 283 Sun 12th - Sun 12th Oct 9am -3pm
Sunday
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Te Atatu BoatingClub 021 112 0678 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Oct 4.30pm-10.30pm
contact to register interest
$140.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 28th - Tue 28th Oct 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Courses starting November 2014 (Auckland)
Rutherford College 09 834 4099 Wed 5th - Wed 12th Nov 6.30-9pm
2 Wednesday nights
$98.00
Coastguard Maritime School -(MRC) 0508 737 283 Sun 9th - Sun 9th Nov 9am -3pm
Sunday
$110.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 11th - Tue 11th Nov 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Selwyn College 09 521 9623 Wed 19th - Wed 26th Nov 6-9pm
Wednesday nights for 2 weeks
$109.00
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 25th - Tue 25th Nov 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Courses starting December 2014 (Auckland)
Auckland Powerboat Training NZ 027 345 6690 Tue 9th - Tue 9th Dec 6-10pm
1 evening course
$120.00
Te Atatu BoatingClub 021 112 0678 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Dec 4.30pm-10.30pm
contact to register interest
$140.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Coastguard Raglan 07 825 0345 or 027 602 8036 Contact to register interest    
Elements Watersports - Tauranga 0800 486 729 Contact to register interest    
Hamilton Yacht Club (Float your Boat) 07 827 0443 or 0272 365 701 Contact to register interest    
Rotorua Water Sports Centre 07 348 9022 7-10pm
Held over 2 weeks, 1 night per week, 3 hours first night, 1 1/2 hours second night.
$80.00  
Waihi Volunteer Coastguard 07 863 5613 Contact to register interest    
Whangamata Coastguard/ Whitianga 07 867 1254 Contact to register interest    
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Coastguard South Taranaki 06 278 3557 Les Stevens Contact to register interest    
Coastguard Taranaki 06 758 3750 Contact to register interest.    
Coastguard Taupo 07 378 0880 Contact to register interest    
Hawkes Bay Volunteer Coastguard 06 877 7369 Brian Horrocks Contact to register interest    
Napier Area 06 877 7369 Brian Horrocks Contact to register interest    
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Evans Bay Marina 04 388 8544 or 027 447 2209 Contact to register interest. Private classes (max 4 students) on demand. $100 $90.00  
Lowry Bay Yacht Club 04 586 0699 VHF & SSB Radio. Contact to register interest.    
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 04 939 6702 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting July 2014 (Lower North Island)
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club 04 939 6702 Tue 15th - Thu 17th Jul 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Tues+Thurs evenings
$295.00
Kapiti Boating Club 04 902 3536 Sat 26th - Sun 27th Jul 10am-3pm
A 2 day w/end course please contact to register interest
$75.00
Courses starting August 2014 (Lower North Island)
Kapiti Boating Club 04 902 3536 Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Aug 10am-3pm
A 2 day w/end course please contact to register interest
$75.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Blenheim/Picton 5736482 or 0274332824 Contact to register interest any time. $120.00  
Picton Maritime School 03 573 8868 Starts 10am
Every Sunday of the month
$80.00  
Takaka 0274 463 891 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting August 2014 (Upper South Island)
Nelson Coastguard Marine Rescue Centre 03 547 3513 Wed 20th - Wed 27th Aug 6.30-9.30pm
Wednesday. First evening 6.30-9.30, second evening assessment
$95.00
Courses starting November 2014 (Upper South Island)
Nelson Coastguard Marine Rescue Centre 03 547 3513 Tue 18th - Tue 25th Nov 6.30-9.30pm
Tueaday. First evening 6.30-9.30, second evening assessment. MROC available on request
$95.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Christchurch 03 3899259 or 027 4355239 6:30pm start
Home Study Students Contact to register interest.
$90.00  
Coastguard Timaru 027 203 0848 Tony Lister Contact to register interest    
Papanui RSA 03 352 7182 or 027 432 6102 Contact to register interest For more information visit www.waynemiddleton.co.nz    
Rangiora High School 03 313 7005 ext 2130 Sally McGill Contact to register interest    
Courses starting July 2014 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Papanui RSA 03 352 7182 or 0274 326 102 Sat 19th - Sat 19th Jul 9am-1pm
For more information visit www.waynemiddleton.co.nz
$135.00
Courses starting November 2014 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Papanui RSA 03 352 7182 or 0274 326 102 Sat 8th - Sat 8th Nov 9am-1pm
For more information visit www.waynemiddleton.co.nz
$135.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Lake Dunstan Yacht Club 03 454 3262 or 027 437 5242 Minimum of 4 needed for the course to proceed.    
Owaka/Balclutha/Te Anau/Oamaru 03 454 3262 or 027 437 5242 A minimum of 4 needed for the course to proceed    
Stewart Island/ Dunedin 027 276 8817 Contact to register interest    
Wanaka 03 443 1937 Contact to register interest    
Courses starting July 2014 (Lower South Island)
Otago Yacht Club 034543262 or 0274375242 Tue 29th - Thu 31st Jul 7pm-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. One day group courses at other venues on demand. A minimum of 4 people needed for the course to proceed.
$85.00
Courses starting August 2014 (Lower South Island)
Otago Yacht Club 034543262 or 0274375242 Tue 19th - Thu 21st Aug 7pm-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. One day group courses at other venues on demand. A minimum of 4 people needed for the course to proceed.
$85.00
Courses starting September 2014 (Lower South Island)
Otago Yacht Club 034543262 or 0274375242 Tue 16th - Thu 18th Sep 7pm-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. One day group courses at other venues on demand. A minimum of 4 people needed for the course to proceed
$85.00
Courses starting November 2014 (Lower South Island)
Otago Yacht Club 034543262 or 0274375242 Tue 18th - Thu 20th Nov 7pm-10pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. One day group courses at other venues on demand. A minimum of 4 people needed for the course to proceed.
$85.00
Courses starting December 2014 (Lower South Island)
Stewart Island 027 276 8817 Sun 14th - Sat 20th Dec VHF Radio Operator Certificate Course - 14-20 December 2014 along with Adventure Expedition Voyage to the South at Stewart Island – suitable for Year 11-13 students    
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