Extra for Experts

Maritime Short-Range Operator Certificate (MSROC) Maritime Short-Range Operator Certificate (MSROC)

A requirement for anyone wishing to operating a VHF radio in Europe and a prequisite for the RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

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Home Study
Duration15 weeks
LevelExtra for Experts
QualificationCoastguard Education Certification

Aim: To learn the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and enable one to receive Distress, Urgency, and Safety alerts and routine messages via a VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipped maritime radio transceiver.

Duration: 6 Hours (followed by a 30 minute written and one hour practical examination).

Qualification: Maritime Short Range Operator’s Certificate (MSROC).

A requirement for anyone wishing to operate a VHF radio in Europe, and a prerequisite for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence.

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Price: $230.00 (includes assessment fee)
Phone: 0800 40 80 90
Office: 165 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland

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Online Study

Online and Home study boating courses offer many benefits for those seeking boating education. Firstly, these courses are designed to be studied either online or with a home study booklet so they have great content and illustrations, are interactive and are easy to navigate. You can also study at your own pace giving the flexibility to schedule learning around busy lifestyles and commitments. You can also complete the course in blocks and can come back to it on a weekly basis until it is completed.

Classroom Study

Classroom courses offer the student the ability to study intensely over a finite period of time (usually a weekend) to complete a boating course. It is a chance to meet up with other like-minded boaties and learn from their experiences. Having an educated teacher with years of boating knowledge enables the student to be taught face-to-face and ask any questions that may come up.

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New Member Day Skipper Course $100 discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the Discount Code field below (e.g. 123456). This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

10% Membership discount:
To use your National Coastguard NZ 10% membership discount on other selected Home Study courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

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