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    
Courses starting February 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Whangarei 0508 737 283 Sun 15th - Sun 15th Feb 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Northland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Bay of Islands Coastguard 0508 737 283 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 9pm - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Northland)
Kerikeri Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Tue 2nd - Thu 4th Jun 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Northland)
Tutukaka Marina 0800 40 80 90 Sun 26th - Sun 26th Jul 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region B - Auckland     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 4303 Mon 16th - Mon 23rd Feb 7pm - 10pm
2 Monday Evenings
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 4303 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sun 1st - Sun 1st Mar 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 7th - Sat 7th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 4303 Thu 12th - Thu 19th Mar 7pm - 10pm
2 Thursday Evenings
$116.00
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
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Hibiscus Coast Boat Club 09 303 4303 Sun 12th - Sun 12th Apr 9pm - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Auckland)
Coastguard Maritime School - Outboard Boating Club 09 303 4303 Sun 3rd - Sun 3rd May 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Browns Bay Marine Centre 09 303 4303 Sat 16th - Sat 16th May 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Auckland)
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 6th - Sat 6th Jun 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Te Atatu Boat Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 13th - Sat 13th Jun 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Evening course
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Mechanics Bay 09 303 4303 Mon 22nd - Mon 22nd Jun 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 09 303 4303 Sat 27th - Sat 27th Jun 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting August 2015 (Auckland)
Royal Akarana Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 8th - Sat 8th Aug 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region C - Waikato / BOP     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Cambridge Community Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Feb 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 21st - Sat 21st Feb 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Hamilton Scout Hall 0508 737 283 Sun 22nd - Sun 22nd Feb 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Gisborne 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Coastguard Maritime School - Raglan 0508 737 283 Sun 15th - Sun 15th Mar 9am - 3pm
$116.00
Taupo Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 10am- 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting April 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whakatane Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 11th - Sat 11th Apr 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Raglan Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Waikato / BOP)
Whitianga Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 20th - Sat 20th Jun 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region D - Central North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 11th - Wed 18th Feb 6:30- 9:30pm
2 Wednesday Evenings
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Central North Island)
Manawatu Marine Boating Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Taranaki Surf Lifesaving, New Plymouth 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Central North Island)
River Boat Centre Wanganui 0800 40 80 90 Wed 10th - Wed 17th Jun 6:30pm - 9:30pm
2 Wednesday Evenings
$116.00
 Region E - Lower North Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Coastguard Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Feb 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting March 2015 (Lower North Island)
Mana Cruising Club 0800 40 80 90 Tue 10th - Tue 31st Mar 7pm - 9pm
3 Tuesday Evenings
$116.00
Wellington Coastguard Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting June 2015 (Lower North Island)
Wellington Coastguard Evans Bay 0800 40 80 90 Sat 6th - Sat 6th Jun 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region F - Upper South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting March 2015 (Upper South Island)
Nelson Coastguard 0800 40 80 90 Sat 14th - Sat 14th Mar 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Upper South Island)
Port Nelson Visitors Centre 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region G - Christchurch / Canterbury     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting May 2015 (Christchurch / Canterbury)
Tallys Marine Rescue Centre, Greymouth 0800 40 80 90 Sat 2nd - Sat 2nd May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Fri 15th - Fri 15th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
The Naval Point Yacht Club 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
 Region H - Lower South Island     [print]
Venue Phone Date Contact Comments    
Courses starting February 2015 (Lower South Island)
Splash Palace Invercargill 0800 40 80 90 Sat 28th - Sat 28th Feb 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting May 2015 (Lower South Island)
Otago 0800 40 80 90 Sat 30th - Sat 30th May 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
Courses starting July 2015 (Lower South Island)
Splash Palace Invercargill 0800 40 80 90 Sat 25th - Sat 25th Jul 10am - 4.30pm
$116.00
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